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August 21, 2015

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Red Brogues by Dimitri Gomez Bottier

I have always had a fascination with the idea of wearing red shoes. The problem is that it is very hard to do. I actually have a pair, of quite red ones (like cherry red), but yet they may see the light of day once a year, if not less. It’s not that I don’t like wearing them but in a city like London where one is constantly bombarded by people, judging ones at that, […]

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 […]

October 23, 2013

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Red Brogues by VASS

I really love seeing red leather because it looks so nice in pictures, particularly when it gives you the impression of being subtle even though it is a bold red. That´s the impression that these beauties give me. They don´t scream out at you like one might perceive if you said ¨my red brogues,¨ but rather maintain an air of simplistic elegance about them even though red is a color that would be described as […]

September 2, 2013

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Red Gaziano & Girling Wholecuts…

Vintage Cherry by Gaziano & Girling is quite possibly the best shade of red the footwear industry has ever seen. It’s not so strong that it frightens you or reminds one of blood, but not so deepened either that it loses it’s red nature. It’s the perfect way between and looks stunning on most of the shoes that they happen to make it in, particularly on this lovely whole cut model on the ever-beautiful DG70 […]

July 11, 2013

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Paulus Bolten – Flame On!!

You can always count on a patina artist to blow the socks off the crowd by creating a fire breathing shoe, and that is exactly what Paulus Bolten did just here in a recent collaboration with Ferrari (if I read the French script right). There are not too many color combinations more bold than red and yellow and while I hesitate to say that I myself would even rock these bad boys, I can certainly […]

March 29, 2013

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Bespoke Shoes – Where the hell are they???

I have been writing this blog for about 3 years now and in that time, I have probably put up about a million pictures of shoes. As all of you can attest to, a lot of what I put up is generally the stuff that the average man probably wouldn’t wear and that would definitely stand out in broad daylight, or in the case of these bad boys above (by George Cleverley) would also do […]

February 26, 2013

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Red JM Westons

Photo Courtesy of En Grande Pompe What a beautiful shoe!! Probably not everyone’s color of choice but it’s hard to deny that the shoe looks nothing short of amazing. While red is not that practical for day to day wear, it is a striking color nonetheless that can create great admiration and desire, particularly when put on one’s feet in an elegant way. Imagine this lovely underneath a nice mid-blue birds eye or herringbone suit […]

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 […]

November 23, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Bally Scribe

I can’t say that I know a lot about Bally shoes, particularly because I know that within the last 10 years there has been some rocky roads with all of the ownership changes but what I can say is that I have always liked their higher-end line, what is now called (or possibly always) Scribe. Traditionally made in Switzerland (and I think brought back to there), the Scribe shoe has always been built on the […]

November 22, 2012

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Great Minds Think Alike — G&G Astaire MTO’s

When you think about all of the possibilities that one could produce with a made to order shoe, the amount of variations is undoubtedly in the millions, if not more, depending on how many factors are involved. That being, when I saw this pair of shoes, owned by Mr. Kevin Seah (bespoke suit maker out of Singapore), it instantly made me chuckle, as it reminded me of my own MTO by Gaziano & Girling and […]