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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 23, 2013

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Sunday Shoe Porn

Corthay Circle, Courtesy of En Grande Pompe JM Weston, Courtesy of En Grande Pompe Bespoke Cleverley Jan Kielman – Bespoke from Poland

December 26, 2012

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What A Bit Of Polish Can Do…..

After…. Sometimes it truly is amazing what a little bit (or actually a whole lot) of polish can do. More often than not, if your shoe is made of good leather, it can be saved (at least aesthetically) from a point of what might look like rubbish time. There were a few cases recently where I was brought some shoes that to the untrained eye might have not looked salvageable but most definitely were with […]

July 24, 2012

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Riccardo Bestetti RTW Line: Update

Dear Readers, A few months ago, I showed you a preview of things to come from Mr. Riccardo Bestetti’s Ready To Wear line. Well, today I have a bit more to show and tell you. Below you will see a series of photos. The first 8 will indicate the last shapes that are currently available (2 – one square and one pointy) as well as some of the models. The next 10+ will show you […]

April 27, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Pigskin Wholecuts by Carreducker

The more that I see pigskin used for shoemaking, the more that it grows on me. At first I was not so keen on it, not really sure why, just that I wasn’t. But with each time that I get to see a new shoe made up using it, the more that I begin to appreciate the uniqueness of its texture and coloring. Now I could be making this up in my head, but having […]