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July 19, 2013

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Bontoni Magic

Picture Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman Not that I could really afford to purchase a Bontoni shoe “just like that,” but I find it such a crying shame for the sake of the customer that can afford “just like that” (as well as the growth of the idea of great Italian-made shoes) that you don’t see them at other stockists around Europe, or anywhere outside of the US for that matter….yet to me, they are seriously […]

January 10, 2013

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Patinas On Another Level

There are not too many makers left that I am dying to get a pair from. I can definitely count them on one hand, with less than the 5 fingers. And as you can guess, Ivan Crivellaro is definitely one of them and not so much for his shoemaking capabilities, but more so for his out of this world patina work. However, the only problem with Ivan’s work is that he is so good and […]