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May 1, 2013

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Il Micio – Brogue-Tastic!

Coming to think about it, Florence is probably the most populated city in all of Italy for bespoke shoemakers. Off the top of my head, I know of 5, but I am sure that there are a few other small ones that exist that I never managed to come across. Of those 5 is one Japanese gentleman by the name of Hidetaka Fukaya, known in Florence as Il Micio. For those that don’t speak Italian, […]

September 11, 2012

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More Japanese Greatness – Clematis

What makes a shoe particular? THE DETAILS! That being, what can you spot on this shoe that is ever so subtly different??? Well, let’s take a look…..see how both heel counter and quarter brogueing bits are sloped in an upward manner and then drop towards the welt, as opposed to the classic straight line over with a drop down? Or see how the welt is black, but the sole is some sort of reddish brown? […]