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May 19, 2016

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Carreducker ‘Barkan’ Desert Boot Campaign

The Carreducker duo are back at it again with another campaign to get a new RTW product off of the ground and running. The latest model is a bit more mainstream than their previous slipper collection as it consists of the classic chukka styled desert boot so famously popularized by Clarks, yet interpreted by Carrducker from one of their bespoke models. Coming in an array of colors and leathers (vegetable tanned calfskin, suede and nubuck) […]

November 16, 2015

Carreducker’s New RTW Collection: Winkers Resort Shoe

  Carreducker, the bespoke duo that have been home to Gieves & Hawkes for the last 5 years have gone out and created something a bit different to their norm: an updated Winkers Resort Shoe. This is not the first time that they have had fun with RTW shoes though. The first Winkers collection (from about 3 years ago) was their first stab at it and from that they learned a lot about RTW including […]

August 13, 2014

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Carreducker Goes For Blood (Red that is)!

The idea of doing a red shoe has always been appealing to me. The execution of doing it is the hard part. Here Carreducker goes to show that it is in fact not that hard at all. You just have to do it! And boy is this one bright red. There is no mistaking that for burgundy or the likes. And while I have an attraction to it, I must admit that I would find […]

July 5, 2013

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Two Toned Darby Boot by Carreducker

I always love seeing a color combination that I would have never thought to do. I especially love it when I like it. And even more so, when I thought about it without seeing it and said to myself, “bleh,” but then ended up being wrong. That was the case here. When I first heard that Carreducker were going to do this boot in blue leather with the tan side panel pieces, I first thought, […]

May 29, 2013

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Black Suede Fringe Tassel Loafer by Carreducker

I never understood why black suede has not been more utilized in high end, quality footwear. I mean, if you want something smart, but casual at the same time, and love the color black (as most men do) then black suede (in my mind) would be the perfect option. But yet finding black suede in a shoe shop is like looking for the holy grail, it simply does not really exist. This makes me want […]

November 16, 2012

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Carreducker Spat Boots – Lovely!!

There is no shoe model more beautiful than a spat boot, not even my beloved saddle shoe. Everything about them is so elegant and amazing, yet it’s probably the hardest shoe model to come by. Clearly the reason being two: the pattern is tough to make, and the buttons are hard to affix without a special button hook, which makes it quite an impractical shoe for a RTW collection. But I say to the heck […]

July 9, 2012

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When You Go Bespoke, The World Is For Your Taking

Corthay Having been heavily involved for some time now within the bespoke world of both shoes and suits, I have seen my fair share of the end results to customer orders. Sometimes I see the most plain-jane type of things: a black cap-toe oxford, a brown 3 eyelet plain-toe derby or just a notch lapel 2-button, plain gray cloth suit. Other times, I have seen blue suede chukka boots with pink stars stitched into the […]

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 […]

October 4, 2011

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Carreducker Trunk Shows & Saint Crispin Event

Photo Courtesy Of: Adrian Lourie (London) I thought that this little bit of information might interest some of you….. Best, Justin, “The Shoe Snob” TRUNK SHOW   Carreducker is off to the US next week for its first joint Gieves & Hawkes / carréducker bespoke Trunk Show to the USA.  14 & 15 October at The Intercontinental Chicago 17, 18 & 19 October at The Plaza, New York Alongside the company’s more adventurous samples, they are […]

August 5, 2011

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My Shoes #23 – Carreducker Winkers

I just recently acquired a pair of the ‘Winkers resort shoe‘ by Carreducker, and man do I like them. They are just so different from your normal kick-around loafer. As you can see, they are not made from your ordinary materials. They are made by Harris Tweed. And being such a sucker for shoes made with fabrics, as opposed to leather, I have been eye-balling them for awhile now. Being that the sun is such […]