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Driving Loafers Archive

April 26, 2017

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Bobbies – Driving Loafers Done Differently

For me, the idea of a driving loafer is to be comfortable and casual. It is a fun shoe, not a stuffy dress shoe that should be black and boring. Driving shoes, while can be uniform in a dark color, in my mind should be playful and different. It’s something that you wear in the Summer when the sky is beautiful and light, colors are vivid and life is relaxed. This is how I picture […]

May 23, 2016

Septieme Largeur Patina Driving Loafers

While not being the originators of patina, for me Septieme Largeur are the ones keeping it relevant by always doing new things with it from giving patina to Ready to Wear shoes and allowing people to buy it online, from applying to leather accessories and now driving loafers. They have come a long way from a small online shop too as they have just opened up their 3rd shop in Paris and it is all […]

November 13, 2015

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Singapore Bound = The Shoe Snob x Kevin Seah

I am wrapping up the last of my trunk shows for 2015 and Singapore is the one that usually ends them as it is the coolest time of year there and probably the only time of year that I could actually handle it. I mean last year it was about 28 degrees Celsius with about 100% humidity. Simply insane!! But anyway, it’s a nice refreshing visit to another world and away from Western society. Plus […]

July 17, 2015

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Changes at JF Footwear – Free Shipping to US & Ca and New Website Look

In the hopes to make a name for myself and my company in the world of shoes, I am always attempting to use what I have to make everything to the best of my ability. When you first start a company, assuming that you don’t get massive investment, you tend to start quite fresh i.e. limited resources (aka money). And when you don’t have those resources, you can only do what you can without spiraling […]

June 24, 2015

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J.FitzPatrick Driving Loafers Now In!!

  I have always preached that paying upwards of £250-£300 for a driving loafers was crazy and unjust by the company. There is no reason they should cost that much, especially without having a leather sole on them. Since then, it has been my quest to offer something that was as good as can be at the best price that could be. Of course, I had to knock out my main passion first, which were […]

June 3, 2013

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New Summer Selection of Driving Loafers by Hugs & Co.

The sun has finally stayed out longer than 5 minutes here in London, and I am sure that everyone living here is finally at peace after a very long and horrible winter. What this means for us shoe fanatics is that we can now break out our colorful shoes that have been collecting dust in the old wardrobe for the last 8 months! I have always loved a red suede driving loafer, having bought my […]

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 […]

December 5, 2012

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Harry’s of London A/W 2012 Collection

For those that have never heard of Harry’s of London, they are a brand that was created within the last decade aiming at trying to fuse real comfort with timeless style. From what I have gathered, loafers have really been their key focus, or at least what they have capitalized their success upon. I had always kept my eye out on them, as some of their pieces intrigued me and have been waiting to do […]

September 15, 2012

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Hugs & Co. – The Affordable Driving Loafer

A few months back, a young Londoner emailed me introducing me to his new shoe company, Hugs & Co. He informed me that he had just graduated from University, had started his own line of moccasins and was interested in learning about the art of bespoke shoemaking. Impressed with his tenacity for getting involved within the shoe industry and needing a new pair of mocs, I asked him if he would be kind enough […]

September 5, 2012

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Fancy Colors?…..Take Your Pick! — Shudy Footwear

The idea of a rubberized (or polyurethane) moc is simply brilliant to me, even though I am a big advocate of leather footwear. So you ask why? Well, first and foremost, these types of dainty shoes are not built for hard-wearing. As a matter of fact, they are not even built for wearing period as they were originally intended for using while driving (and thus sitting – not walking). That being, it does not make […]