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September 21, 2017

Written by , Posted in French, RTW Makers

Americana Style Brogues by Septieme Largeur

Americana style is spreading to France with Septieme Largeur’s interpretation of the longwing gunboat brogue. I have always had mixed feelings about this model. I feel like I could like it if done on a slimmer type last but you often see it on these heavy, robust like lasts. It’s hard to tell if this last is more slim or robust but from what I know of SL, it is probably closer to the slim side unless […]

September 19, 2017

Mario Bemer’s New Model

Last June I was in Florence visiting a factory for my upcoming trainer line and managed to stop by to say hello to my friend Mario Bemer as I try to always do when in June. I was unfortunately just missing Pitti Uomo which is what he was preparing for. A part of that preparation was the launch of his new model, as seen here. I took a picture of it (as was immediately in […]

September 15, 2017

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Crockett & Jones New A/W17 Collection

While Summer is still technically something we can claim for 6 more days, on a weather and style basis it is over, and many brands are now preparing and launching their products for the A/W season that is upon us. Crockett and Jones, as you can see here have added some new things to the mix, like that pair of roughed up blue chelsea boots, a v-shaped gore on the beetle boot, the new highlighted wing […]

September 14, 2017

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Carmina’s New Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection

Carmina has recently launched their new A/W17 collection and there are some very cool and elegant options in there, not to mention that there are about 60 new SKU’s in total (which is a lot!) . As it is obviously highlighted, my favorite of the bunch is this two toned spectator brogue above. It is not often that you see this color-pairing of brown calf and olive suede and while some might deem it a […]

September 12, 2017

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New Oxford Model by Enrile

Spanish shoemaker Enrile, has recently released a new model that I find to be quite attractive and unique. His models are often hit more miss with me, more so for the bulbous last shapes. But this one while still having quite a puffed up toe, at least has a more slender silhouette which is very pleasing to my eye. The puffed wingtip and heel counter feature I always found intriguing, never loving it but neither […]

September 11, 2017

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Paolo Scarfora Trunk Show – Skoaktiebolaget

You have seen me write quite recently a good bit about Paolo Scarfora and this is mainly for two reasons. First of all, he is a friend of mine and is a tremendous person. It is always nice to support genuine people. But more important for all of you is that I have known about his shoes for years and always hoped that they would get more attention in the online world because he makes […]

September 8, 2017

Welted Sole – New Online Shoe Shop

There is a new shoe retailer based out of the US, called Welted Sole, that just recently launched their new online shop. They currently only stock J.FitzPatrick Footwear for shoes but are also offering Bresciani socks and Saphir shoe care. And this is just the beginning. Their plan is to open a showroom in the Orange County area and of course add more shoe brands to their range of products. But like in all new […]

September 4, 2017

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The Shoe Snob & J.FitzPatrick Footwear Return to Singapore

To all of the Singaporeans and those surrounding, you will be pleased to know that J.FitzPatrick Footwear will finally be returning to Singapore for yet another trunk show at none other than the famous Kevin Seah Bespoke in Boat Quay. After 2 years without visiting one of my favorite islands, I have finally been able to travel again and am making my first stop at this beautiful destination.   We will host a 4-day trunk […]

August 30, 2017

This Week’s Instagram Favorites

Instagram is literally one of the sole sources I now use for inspiration for the blog’s photos. That is how incredibly powerful it has become. Which is quite impressive, to say the least. Nearly every shoemaker in the world has an Instagram account and many of them use that as their sole inspiration of marketing. Although I wished they all had blogs, as no matter how convenient IG is, it doesn’t paint a story as […]

August 28, 2017

More Burgundy Shoes = Progression

  Its always refreshing to see brands stocking a good pair of burgundy shoes. I am not talking about the safe color of oxblood or plum, I am talking about a bright and bold burgundy shade of leather. One that is on the verge of red rather than the opposite and darker spectrum of that shade. Burgundy is a captivating color that for me commands the eye and always leaves people in awe and admiration […]