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March 17, 2017

News In The Industry – Things to Watch Out For!

New things are going on all of the time in the shoe industry but it is hard to keep up with it all so I have compiled a short list of things that I find relevant and hopefully what you guys might also appreciate. Hope that you enjoy at least one of the bits of news! Carmina launches wide width GMTO — Carmina has officially launched a EEE width GMTO collection which allows those with […]

Things To Know About Shoes Part 5: 41-50

41. Many well known European shoe brands (clothing too) claim their products are made in their country, but outsource about 80% of their production to China/India only to finish the shoes in their country and slap on “Made in Europe”….lots of lies out there 42. Toe taps are essential to unnecessary premature re-soling, especially if you are hard on your toes (i.e. jump off your toes with a lot of force when walking). Toe taps […]

November 9, 2016

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Septieme Largeur New A/W16 Collection Now Available!

Septieme Largeur have been hitting the design books for creating something truly unique this A/W, which comes as no surprise. Here you have three boots done differently, not drastically different, but different. While the double buckle monk lace boot is a bit much for my taste, I quite like the other two, particularly the double buckle short boot in suede and the derby boot in leather. I could see both of them getting used a […]

September 28, 2016

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The New iGent Shoe – Apron Toe Derby

It is very interesting to watch the internet and see how trends take form. I remember when the double monk was all the rage and everyone who wore dress shoes for work wanted to get a pair of double monks. I don’t know where it began and how it took form but once it did, it was like an uncontrollable virus that spread through all of the cracks and crannies of the menswear industry. But […]

September 13, 2016

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Shoe Manufacturing – How Long it Really Takes – Part 1- Factories

If you go to certain countries in Asia, you can get bespoke shoes in a matter of days. If you get it from some reputable European and/or Japanese makers, it can take up to a year. So the question is, how long do shoes really take to make? Well let’s break it down. The manufacturing and bespoke processes are completely different so let’s look at each but in separate posts, call them part 1 and […]

August 4, 2016

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The Black Cap Toe Oxford – Your Safe Bet

***Figures have changed since post was originally written*** In the safe world we live in, the black cap toe rules as the ultimate shoe for business wear. It’s usually the first shoe you get when you are a teenager, the one that your parents buy you as your first pair of smart shoes that you will have for special occasions (and then probably never wear). Then again it will most likely be the shoe that […]

August 3, 2016

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Septieme Largeur Launches Geneva Shop!

Our favorite success story has struck again. And that is the story of how in 5 years Septieme Largeur has come from a small sub-brand of Markowski, to becoming one of the dominant brands in their sector of the industry with 3 shops in Paris, one in Singapore, another in Taiwan and most recently their new shop in Geneva at 14 rue Verdaine which has just opened. And I can tell you that it is only […]