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January 4, 2013

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A Bad-Ass Chukka Boot

It’s hard to make a chukka boot look bad, which would entail that it is easy to make a nice looking chukka boot. But this where it gets tricky, as I don’t actually believe this rationality. Chukka boots, for me, are just one of those things that almost always look nice, no matter what the last shape is (hence the word ‘almost’). But in reality, it’s hard to make a beautiful (being the key word) […]

November 22, 2010

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July 18, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

While these shoes, by St. Crispin, are not necessarily anything out of the ordinary, what struck me as unique was the fact that the bands across the vamp area are part of the rest of the upper leather and not a separate piece like you would usually find in the average slip-on with a band. The only thing that I can gather on how it was constructed is that on the other end, that you […]

June 21, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

These shoes, by St. Crispins, represent the same ideas I have for when I start my own line. This idea of taking relatively classic styles and giving them a twist with multiple fabrics, colors and other little details has always captured my interest. For me it really just sets the shoe apart, especially a black pair. Without the extra detailing, black shoes are relatively boring. Adding the smallest detail, such as a giving the brogueing […]

May 19, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

While this isn’t the most exciting shoe in the world, what I really love about it are the details: the brogueing at the top of the vamp and around the heel; the fact that the shoe is constructed with only one or two pieces of leather (it’s hard to tell by the picture) and has a smooth vamp; the burnished toe; and the fact that the brogueing on the wing tip and around the vamp […]