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January 9, 2018

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The Shoe Snob x R. Culturi Project – Which Image Do You Prefer?

My pocket square project with R.Culturi is nearly coming to fruition, just making some finishing touches to our three designs. One thing that myself and my friend are trying to figure out though and are stuck on is deciding which of the two of these designs looks better. We both have a different opinion so would be great to get your guys’ feedback to settle the score! Really look forward to getting this off of the […]

October 12, 2017

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Vote: Which Image is Better?

I am about to venture into a mini project of some fun nature and that is pocket sqaures. This is not a new business of mine by any means but more of a collaboration between myself and another (to be stated later). As you can see here, my role is my “shoe art” and adding that to pocket squares. Now as someone has to take a financial risk on this collaboration a little market research […]

June 12, 2017

Shoe Art by Jon Leigh

  Art can be a beautiful thing. I mean, I not a huge fan of a lot of the stuff you see in modern museums and what not, but I love a good drawing/painting. Once again, thanks to Instagram, it is now easier to find good artists that without social media would have been hard to discover. Yet another reason that makes me love this app. When I discovered Jon Leigh (of London), I really […]

October 14, 2015

Dandy Shoe Care Goes Above & Beyond!!

  Alexander Nurulaeff of Dandy Shoe Care has gone above and beyond with his latest patina. It was a special gift to present at Kevin Seah’s (tailor in Singapore) 6th Anniversary party. Fitting for a tailor was the request of making a patina in the style of a windowpane tweed cloth. And damn did Alexander do a breathtaking job on fulfilling that unlikely and difficult request. My only fear now, is that after seeing this […]

August 4, 2015

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Worn to Reborn – The Decorative Sole Repairer

Art can be expressed in so many ways it is not even funny. Could be by building a place mat with wine cork or creating a small sculpture with hanger wire to simply creating beautiful drawings. But today we are talking about shoe art, because what else is there to talk about on a shoe blog?!! The art in question takes form in the decoration of shoe repairing whereby a young man in England takes […]

July 20, 2015

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Cool Imagery by Corthay

  Being creative is always fun, especially when you do a good job at it. Like myself, Corthay seemed to also have had a website revamp in the not too distant past and I quite like their theme of using hand drawn artwork. It makes it feel fun and a lot more approachable as a brand. The whole site is quite nice really and the use of a ton of ‘hero’ imagery really works well […]

August 6, 2014

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Norman Vilalta – Not Just a Shoemaker, An Artist! Part 1

I recently had the pleasure of spending some time with Norman Vilalta and I must admit it was a great time. Rewind a few years and lets talk about the history. For me, when I first heard about Norman, I felt a connection with him, even though we had yet to meet, speak or have any sort of contact. That may sound weird, but our history was quite similar. His a bit different but as […]

June 4, 2014

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Shoe/Picture Creativity

  I love cool art, specifically shoe art. When I saw the picture above, of a pair of Edward Green shoes with an imagined red piping, I thought it was one of the coolest things ever. The colors and the fact that it looks real, but doesn’t at the same time was just so intriguing to me. It makes me wish that I had computer skills to do such things. Apparently it was done with […]