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October 16, 2012

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Persona Footwear

A few weeks/months back, I did a post about customized loafers/shoes and one of the brands that I highlighted was Persona. Out of that interest in the subject, the owner Derrick, emailed me and offered to make me a pair in order to show me what the company was all about. Being the shoe fanatic that I am, I kindly accepted and began thinking about what I wanted. Being that the company is based around […]

August 7, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Random Mark McNairy’s

I really love what Mark McNairy has done in the shoe industry. In what used to be a relatively dull, no-color ridden market, Mark McNairy decided to do something about it and launched his line, emphasizing this prep-chic style (loafers, heavy brogues and buck’s) that incorporated a lot of color, particularly in the soles. And since then, he has seemed to grow at an exponential rate. And that is simply great! When coming out with […]

February 17, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – ts(s)

Coming into Spring, it’s great how you see the more colorful stuff come out as well as the wearing of different leathers like nubuck and suede. And while every company is going to have their own version of a white nubuck (or suede) brogue, I am quite fond of the model displayed here by ts(s). Knowing that I absolutely love colored soles (when done properly), what you may not know about me is that I […]

January 16, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Ronnie Fieg + Sebago = Nexus Project

If you don’t know, Ronnie Fieg is the man behind many of the best shoe collaborations created in 2010. Yet, this is not his first year on the scene. He has been making waves with Asics for awhile now, creating some of the coolest colorways they have ever had to offer. Hailing from New York, Mr. Fieg, has persevered and worked hard at what’s known as the ‘American Dream.’ Having aspirations to become a sneaker […]

January 7, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Donald Pliner

I can’t really say that I am particularly fond of the shape of the oxford and the way that it’s toe box seems to severely slant upwards, but the idea behind these shoes is absolutely amazing! Red detailing on a blue shoe just might be one of my favorite color combinations, if done properly. The oxford reminds me of a bespoke shoe that my colleagues were making while I was training in Italy. It was […]

January 2, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Grenson Spring/Summer 2011

It really doesn’t get much more exciting than this!! For the Spring/Summer 2011 lineup, Grenson is offering all of the things that I wish every company would offer: colored laces, contrasted colored soles, teal/blue colored shoes, some form of saddle shoe, spectators etc. I love the fact that someone (besides me) has made a teal colored shoe that can be sold to the world. I really hope that many distributing stores buy those shoes so […]

December 7, 2010

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Colored Soles

Shoes: Alden; Photo Courtesy Of: Leather Soul If you are an avid reader of my blog or know me, you can easily tell that when it comes to shoes, the incorporation of color (bold, bright colors) is very intriguing and important to me. And since I have been writing this blog — not even a year now — I already feel that the incorporation of non-classic colors (red’s, medium blue’s, green’s, yellow’s etc) has become […]

September 22, 2010

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Sebago’s Comeback

It truly is funny how everything reinvents itself and what was once the ‘in’ thing in popular culture 30-50 years ago becomes once again the ‘in’ thing in today’s modern culture. The two styles that frighten me about this constant reinvention, though, are the 80’s and men wearing bell-bottom’s with platform shoes. I cringe just thinking about the return of those atrocities. This act of reinvention is one of the reasons for Sebago’s current position […]

June 28, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

I totally forgot to add this on the burgundy shoe post so I thought that I would give this Sutor Mantellassi shoe some love on the Shoe of the Day section. Not only do you see a burgundy suede, which is extremely rare, but then they went and paired it with a green sole and laces. AMAZING!!! I love the idea of this shoe and the thought of all the different color combinations this shoe […]

April 25, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

While I may never wear this color combination I think that the idea is absolutely fabulous!! It definitely brings a new element to your outfit having the sole of your shoes being in entirely different, contrasting color than the rest of the shoe. It makes me think all of my favorite color combinations and how I would pair them together with this idea to make some very cool shoes. I only hope that these become […]