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Altan Bottier – The Review

There are many makers you see online that are harder to find in person, many of them Japanese and some of them French. One of those makers for me was Altan Bottier who I had always known and been interested in but never had the pleasure of seeing their fine shoes in person. Luckily Instagram connects people and I feel that people are far more likely to interact on IG then they would on email. […]

November 15, 2016

Altan – Shoe Design Extraordinaire!

  I have a lot of time for shoe brands that are actually out there doing something different, and Altan Bottier is certainly one of them. It takes no skill to simply tell a factory to make a common cap toe oxford or your standard full brogue. They all have those common patterns stored in their computer. But it takes real skill to make something that no one else has ever done and it come […]

June 6, 2014

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A Weekend Send Off of Shoe Greatness

We are having the first proper day of Spring/Summer here in London today, the sun is gleaming and I could not be more distracted or uninspired to work. That being, I don’t have a lot to say today unfortunately as I cannot seem to keep focus on anything for very long! I will of course leave you with some lovely things to look at however, so do enjoy those. On another note, jfitzpatrickfootwear.com is sort […]

March 4, 2013

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Altan Saddle Oxford

Purple and tan? Whoever would have thought? Definitely not me….I am still deciding whether or not I would even wear them. Who are we kidding, we all know that I would!! But anyway, as I have beaten into all of your heads, I never tire of the color combinations that I find off the pages of En Grande Pompe from all of the participants’ MTO concoctions that they create. The beauty of MTO is that […]

January 14, 2013

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Altan – Something To Admire

Dear Readers, So, yesterday I was up at 7:30am (my only day off) to go shoot the photography of my shoes. I did not get home until about 8:30pm, so needless to say I had a long day. Because of this, and just being quite drained period, I simply don’t have the energy nor brain capacity to write a long post today. I am sorry. In the meanwhile, I hope that you can enjoy these […]

May 23, 2012

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Altan Bottier Beauties!!

Well, it’s been another crazy busy day, scrambling around to sort out everything before my big trip home and because of all of this, I am left again without much time to write on the blog. But rest assured, instead of fruitless words, I am going to leave you with some unbelievable shoe porn that will leave you yearning for a pair of Altan shoes. Don’t thank me now…it’s my pleasure! I might try and […]

April 23, 2012

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Shoe Of The Day – Altan Bottier

Dear Readers, I know that I normally do long posts on Monday, and I actually was writing one and had finished all of the text, when the internet froze and deleted a paragraph and a half of writing. Today has already been “one of those days” and now I simply can’t be bothered to finish it by tonight. That being, feast your eyes on these beauties, by Altan Bottier, and please come back tomorrow to […]

November 22, 2011

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Toe Shapes And One’s Country

Crockett & Jones ‘Edgeware’ Having been fortunate enough, it has been with pleasure that I have seen (and now lived in) a few different countries in my life. And what always seems to amaze me, is how a whole country can be influenced by the same thing i.e. dress in the same sort of manner. Obviously, you will have those that stand out on either end, being that there will be some who dress great […]

December 13, 2010

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Holiday Parties – What To Wear??

I guess as we grow up, we stop thinking about what Christmas presents we are going to get or what’s going to be under the next flap on the advent calendar and we start planning out which holiday parties we are going to grace our presence with. More importantly, we think about what we are going to wear in order to look better than everyone else at the party. Well, if your idea already involves […]