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February 29, 2016

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The New Leatherfoot Emporium

It would appear that Leatherfoot has been busy in the last few years, building the greatest thing to come out of Toronto since, well….I don’t know really? But anyway, the new emporium that they are creating looks like quite the destination shop for those of you a bit more sartorial minded and with a taste for the finer things in life. Set in what looks like to be a pre-1900 building, is their new lovely […]

February 25, 2016

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Tassels Done Differently – Laszlo Vass

  There aren’t too many ways you can change a tassel loafer. It’s a straight forward design that does not leave room for much else. The exception, as shown here by Laszlo Vass, is to do everything that a tassel loafer would normally have but removing the tassels themselves and just allowing the string to follow through end to end. And I think that it is great! I like tassels too but this is the […]

February 16, 2016

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Edward Green – New Last, New Models

Another brand always visited at Pitti Uomo is Edward Green. And they always have something new and exciting being added to their mix of greatness. This season, that new detail took place in the form of a new last, the 915. From what I gathered it is a extension of the 82, meaning that they took inspiration from the 82 to make a new last that is ever so slightly more pointed. And I love […]

November 16, 2015

Carreducker’s New RTW Collection: Winkers Resort Shoe

  Carreducker, the bespoke duo that have been home to Gieves & Hawkes for the last 5 years have gone out and created something a bit different to their norm: an updated Winkers Resort Shoe. This is not the first time that they have had fun with RTW shoes though. The first Winkers collection (from about 3 years ago) was their first stab at it and from that they learned a lot about RTW including […]

July 6, 2015

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Sussex Shoe Shop – Odds and Ends at Great Value

  One of the biggest problems of owning a factory or being a shoe brand is all of the leftover stock that never gets purchased, no matter how hard to you try to sell it. Ever wonder what happens to that stock? Well in my theory some of it gets sent to 2nd-3rd world country re-sellers, other to places like Blue Fly and then to your common eBay Sellers among other places. So, one guy […]

June 24, 2015

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J.FitzPatrick Driving Loafers Now In!!

  I have always preached that paying upwards of £250-£300 for a driving loafers was crazy and unjust by the company. There is no reason they should cost that much, especially without having a leather sole on them. Since then, it has been my quest to offer something that was as good as can be at the best price that could be. Of course, I had to knock out my main passion first, which were […]

June 18, 2015

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Proper Belgian Loafers by Velasca

  These are the best actual Belgian loafers that I have ever seen and that is because they have a proper sole to them. I was actually thinking of doing this one day too, but looks like Velasca beat me to it. Oh well! But well done on them as I think that this is the way they should really look. I am not quite so sure why I have such an aversion to paper […]

June 10, 2015

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Allan Baudoin Belgian Style Loafers

In the hopes to always shed light on those that might have a hard time doing so themselves (those of course who deserve some spotlight) as well as seeking out something new for all of you to appreciate, allow me to introduce Allan Baudoin, creator of these fantastic loafers that you see in front of you. I believe that this is now my second time writing about him, but I am not sure how set […]

March 25, 2015

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Pitti Uomo Pays Off

When you go to Pitti and are standing in the main bit where everybody is congregating, all you see are all the famous internet “Style Icons” and a load of photographers. There are so many pictures being taken that you never know where one of them could end up. I always make a joke that for all I know, me or one of my friends could be on some massive billboard in central Tokyo. While […]

February 18, 2015

Ruby Red Cordovan by Cleverley

I saw these Cleverley’s the other day and while I am not crazy about lazy man elastic stuff on my shoes, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the color of them. Not only the color, but I also love the name of it, ‘Ruby Red.’ I would mind having a nice pair of oxfords in this leather, particularly one that maybe had a bit of red or burgundy suede on the top bit, […]