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July 10, 2017

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Barbanera Sale & New Women’s Line

For those of you that may have missed it the few times that I have written about it, Barbanera who once only took MTO orders now has a website that sells RTW stock and much of it is currently on sale. I am particularly fond of the Balzac double monk, as shown above, for its intricate strap design. Not to mention I am a super fan of black suede, a material that sadly is not […]

London Super Trunk Show — Brand Showcase #8 — Stefano Bemer

Stefano Bemer was one of the most famous bespoke shoemakers in Italy before he tragically passed away in 2012. Luckily his name was not lost though as Tommaso Melani (who owned a leather company at the time, and still does I believe) took over the Stefano Bemer company and has since developed it into a very successful brand in the shoe industry. While Stefano had developed the bespoke business into a successful name, Melani has helped […]

A Shoe Collection of a True Aficionado

Some people love cars, some love watches, some love video games and then there are those that love menswear, particularly the staple ingredient known as ‘shoes.’ And then there are some people that love them way more than others and have a true passion for them, in all sorts of shapes, colors and styles. Sole Preacher of Instagram is one of those gentleman, a true shoe aficionado collecting anything from patina’d sneakers, to shoes with […]

December 30, 2016

Serbian Bespoke Shoemaker – Igor Suhenko

Discovering new shoemakers for me is like a kid discovering a new candy. Although I have known about Igor Suhenko for awhile now, I think that I have only shared his work once in the last few years so thought that I would revisit him. What I love about discovering shoemakers from countries outside of the stereotypical ones that we think of for most bespoke shoemakers is that they often have very different stylistic designs. […]

December 15, 2016

Dandy Shoe Care Sells Patina’d Ed Et Al Loafer

  For one of you lucky people who wears a UK10/US11, you will be pleased to know that this brand new pair of Ed Et Al Amoy Quee II loafers is up for sale with a very beautiful and original patina to it, given by none other than Alexander Nurulaeff of Dandy Shoe Care. The price of it is €380 plus shipping and if you are interested you will need to directly contact Alexander himself […]

November 8, 2016

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Barbanera Launches Online Shop

After several years of making MTO shoes via mail order, Barbanera has finally hit the big time and opened up their first online shop with an extensive Ready to Wear stock offering. Therefore, you no longer need to wait a few months to get a pair of Barbanera shoes, that is of course, you still want to participate in the MTO offering. I am very happy for them too as I have been telling them […]

September 8, 2016

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Things To Know About Shoes: Part 2 – The Next 10

Dear Readers, Here is the 2nd part of my ‘Things to know about shoes.’ If you happen to missed the first 10, here they are. I hope that you enjoy the post and I will try and scrounge up another 10 by next week or the one after! 11. Soles wear out. They are not invincible. Even the best ones will wear out quickly if you over-wear them. If you live in a wet city […]

August 16, 2016

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Tasselmate – The New & Only Way to Fix Your Tassels

I was recently introduced to the concept of Tasselmate, a brilliant yet simple product that allows you to fix your mangy, curled up tassels in some very easy and quick steps. I never really thought about needing to have to do this as my first ever tassel loafer has just been acquired recently when I made myself of sample of my new Ravenna model. However, after wearing them a good amount of times, one of […]

April 14, 2016

Corthay’s New Creations Part 1

What I love about Corthay is the fact that they are not afraid of some color and it shows greatly in all of their collections as each season is filled with more and more incorporated colors and materials used. But what I loved best about these new creations are the patina’d tassels on the loafers above. That is next level creativity right there and I wouldn’t expect anything less from Corthay as they are always […]

February 15, 2016

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Burgundy Suede Loafers by Mannina

  Caught wind of this lovely loafer during my last time in Florence and was struck by it’s beauty. I think that this year you will see a lot of burgundy suede. I at least know two companies that are releasing burgundy suede loafers, so do be on the look out if this type of make up intrigues you. Naturally I am attracted to wholecut loafers so when I saw this, I was in awe […]