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November 3, 2016

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Sartorial Trips – Trunk Show Votes

In a world with a lot of sartorial companies from the different industries i.e. shoes, clothing, suiting etc., it can be very challenging keeping up with the latest trunk shows in/around/or semi-near to your area. A couple people recently have made it easier for you to find out the whereabouts of your favorite shoemaker or bespoke suit maker by putting the information of many makers travels, all on one page/site. Those two people are Simon […]

August 26, 2016

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Understanding The Fit of a Shoe

  I had a good question from a reader not too long ago and it was all about fit and how big the gap should be between your shoe laces on the facing. I like this question as I feel that there is a lot of misconception about fit and how things should be. Too many people often think that there is a rule and that if the shoes do not fit (no pun intended) […]

August 19, 2016

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Best Crockett & Jones – Ever!

Sometimes a relatively simple shoe that might look good but be a bit flat in character can be uplifted a million times over with a bit of work in the polish and color department. I am actually working on a post about doing home made patina for beginners, a sequel to my very generic one that I did years ago. Don’t get your hopes up though as I probably won’t release it for a little […]

August 17, 2016

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Mario Bemer – Reinventing the Wheel and Doing it Well!

Mario Bemer has been really pushing the boundary of design with his young collection and it is quite refreshing to see. Nearly every model he does has something that is distinctly his and rarely do you see anything something so common that it has been done before. And I am really rooting for him as my appreciation for his help and kindness during my time with Stefano Bemer will never be forgotten. What’s even better […]

August 4, 2016

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The Black Cap Toe Oxford – Your Safe Bet

***Figures have changed since post was originally written*** In the safe world we live in, the black cap toe rules as the ultimate shoe for business wear. It’s usually the first shoe you get when you are a teenager, the one that your parents buy you as your first pair of smart shoes that you will have for special occasions (and then probably never wear). Then again it will most likely be the shoe that […]

June 29, 2016

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Savile Row Style Part 3 – Huntsman

This time we are going to dive into a little history with HUNTSMAN, one of the oldest firm on the Row that was established back in 1849. They are suit makers, famous for their impeccable making for over 167 years. Originally dressing the hunting and riding aristocracy in bespoke attire, their ready to wear clothing was introduced in 1960. Huntsman was a military tailor to British army officers during both the First and Second World Wars. […]

April 28, 2016

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Blue Shoes Are Now The Norm

Maybe I am confused by what I see online and what is truly reality but from a perspective of how often I see blue shoes now versus how often I used to, say 3 years ago, I really feel like they are becoming more ‘normal.’ My egotistical side likes to think that I had a part of that as I have been hammering into the head of whoever reads my blog that blue shoes are […]

December 21, 2015

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J.FitzPatrick ‘Magnolia’ on Massdrop

In the past I was against sites like Massdrop as I thought that the business model that they use would only cheapen/tarnish the brand image as they slash retail prices like there is no tomorrow. But as I grew up, I realized that I was wrong. The reason being is that all businesses have different business models and theirs is simply the high volume — low profit margin, paid upfront. Mine is completely different but […]

November 3, 2015

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Cap Shines – Uplift Your Shoes!

It is amazing what a cap shine can do to your shoes. I won’t lie and say that all of my shoes have them but I always feel better about myself and my outfit when my shoes are properly polished. It really can transform the look of them, and you while we are at it. And while some people are not crazy about shiny shoes (which is okay) I guess it more is about up-keeping […]

November 2, 2015

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Blue Stunners by Main D’or

I caught a glimpse of these incredible bespoke blue shoes by Main D’or (Eiji Murata) and I was blown away. I mean, I am not going to lie and say that they are the most practical of shoe nor that the cap is nothing shy of wild, but I see them and they immediately capture my attention and admiration. And that blue, it is about as vivid as blue gets, especially on leather. Let us […]