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November 7, 2013

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New Sale Shoes!

  Dear Readers, I just want to thank all of you have that supported the brand by acquiring a pair of J.FitzPatrick shoes, whether at full price or on sale. I hope for those that have, that you have been enjoying them and that they have been treating you well. On another note, I have added two more models, as shown in this post, to my clearance sale (FOUND HERE). As I explained before, this […]

July 29, 2013

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Managing Your Shoe Purchase Expectations

G&G, the perfect shoemaker. When buying these they should be flawless, but that is what you should get for +£700 I recently had a nice cab ride here in Central London with a lovely fellow who used to play professional football (soccer) back in the early 70′s. We got to chatting, so he asked what I was doing living in London and I told him that I was a shoe designer. He then began to […]

June 6, 2013

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New Septieme Largeur Shop in Paris + New Models!

Septieme Largeur have been up to a lot these days and I must say that it is all quite impressive. Just recently they opened up their second shop in Paris, in the area of the Left Bank (see website for details/address). I have yet to see it in person, but from the pictures it seems to be modeled (nearly identically) after their original location on St. Lazare. Not only have they expanded their company to […]

April 30, 2013

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Balmoral Greatness – By George Cleverley

Photo Courtesy of Rose Callahan for the Dandy Portraits There are not many things more appealing than a beautiful balmoral line that extends across a shoe in a laser like manner! This angle (and thus model) here presents one of the most appealing balmoral lines that I have seen to date. Beautiful in it’s straightness, yet still subtle in the fact that the shoe is simply suede, not partaking in the idea of separating in […]

February 11, 2013

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Gaziano & Girling St. James

Picture Courtesy of En Grande Pompe There is nothing like a nice adelaide. It fills all of the requirements of a nice brogue but for me just adds a bit of specialness having the facing as one piece instead of the full brogue (which I love too) that has all of the pieces that a shoe can have. Every now and then, you get a full brogue that just looks a bit too cluttered, too […]

January 11, 2013

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Austen Heller – The New Driving Loafer

By way of a fellow blogger and friend, I came across a new American shoe brand, Austen Heller, selling their take on a driving loafer. Because I am always in the market for a good version at a good price, I was immediately intrigued when my friend was telling me about them and how they differentiated themselves from the rest of the market. I then went to the website and really liked pretty much everything […]

October 18, 2012

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Farfalla Shoes – The Armoury

There aren’t many shoes styles that I don’t own that I have been dying to get, but out of the few that there actually are, the Belgian styled loafer is definitely near the top! I have always been so curious about these unmistakeably distinguished loafers, mainly for the simple fact that the piping/bow always contrasts to the rest of the shoe, which as many of you know, is something (contrasting) that I quite fancy. I […]

September 27, 2012

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The Butcher of Savile Row……

In staying true to what I actually wear each day, I thought that I would give you an accurate account of my daily attire, of which includes a beautifully made leather apron. I remember the first day that I came to Gieves & Hawkes, the CEO was showing me around the shop, the space that I was going to be in, and the apron that he had acquired for me in order to wear. I […]

September 10, 2012

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How To Become A Shoe Designer Part 3.1: The Creative Side — Shoe Designing

Let me first start of by saying that I have no credentials in shoe design and/or company branding. The closest that I have to design skills was drawing Wolverine and Ninja Turtles when I was a young boy. As far as company branding goes, well I did have a Minor (at University) in Marketing, but I dont really remember much about any of it if I am going to be honest. So, as you can […]

July 12, 2012

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What I Am Wearing – The Italian Way

I know that I have touched on this before, but I will repeat that one of my favorite things about the way in which Italians dress themselves, is the constant use of suede shoes in their outfits. For me, a brown suede shoe (in the shade of my shoe here or darker) pairs more beautifully with a blue suit (whether it navy or mid-blue) than any other of shoe. Something about the texture of suede […]