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Two Toned Boots Archive

September 3, 2017

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Work Boots by Saint Crispins

It is often that we think that for a pair of work boots for let’s say heavy duty work, that we have to use some Red Wing style (or even more rugged than that) as it somehow befits the territory or the look. Now, while I can agree with this sentiment if you need a pair of steel toe boots because you deal with things that can crush your toes. for just a normal, say construction […]

January 9, 2017

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Taft Boots – Something Unique

Like a broken record, I will repeat that it is always refreshing to see shoes/designs that are ‘different.’ And Taft shoes/boots are anything but the ‘norm.’ They offer a fresh, modern twist not only on the derby boot but even on their shoes, incorporating a lot of woven leather. And not only do they make a twist with their signature contrasted cap, but also do a lot of natural (or lighter colored) sole edgings which […]

April 1, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick First Round of S/S2016 Now in Stock!!

I am not sure about the rest of the world, but the sun is finally starting to show itself here in London and I can’t say that I am mad about it. While the Winter has not been overly cold or snowy or anything like that, it has felt like it has lasted a lifetime and I have been dreaming of the sun coming back and to stop feeling dreadful, health and weather wise. And […]

March 16, 2016

Balmoral Boots by Meccariello

I am usually not to crazy about tan shoes outside of brogues, maybe loafers as I tend to wear them with jeans but tan shoes in general just really aren’t my thing. But I saw this boot by Antonio Meccariello and had a change of heart. It is such a great make up and all of the details really go together quite well, even the trainer-like laces that I wouldn’t normally think to pair with dress […]

February 22, 2016

Chukkas With A Twist – Norman Vilalta

I like a chukka boot, I really do. But sometimes I see them (or wear them) and feel a bit bored by the monotony. Every now and then, I feel like it needs to just be stirred up a bit. And that is what I love about Norman Vilalta’s chukka boot that really took the idea of one and twisted it so well that something completely different (yet the same) come into place. Because I […]

January 25, 2016

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Crockett & Jones at Pitti Uomo 89

Okay well I am about to commence my posts on what I saw at Pitti now that the sale is coming to a close and things are somewhat quieting down. So get ready for about 10 posts on that. I also wanted to reflect on 2015 which will be a long, dramatic post so also stay tuned for that if you want to hear the nitty gritty. First up is Crockett & Jones who had […]

Other Great Shoe Blogs

As much as I would love to reign over the shoe world, I can’t deny that there are other great shoe blogs out there, ones that I also take inspiration from. As I am not a greedy man, I thought that I would share them with you in the hopes to give you something more to look at when I am lacking in getting stuff out there. So here they are: Shoegazing – Jesper is […]

December 14, 2015

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Correspondent Shoes’ Latest Offering

A new site, Correspondent Shoes, has recently launched selling off a mix of very Italian (Branchini made), two toned inspired footwear also coupled by a select amount of boots made by British makers (Sargent) but still in tune with the idea of something very different and of two tonal nature. I wrote about them when they first launched but saw that they have already put out a new collection of which I thought might be […]

December 2, 2015

Norman Vilalta New Collection!

Norman Vilalta just dropped his A/W2015 collection and I have to say that it is right up my alley, especially the boot in the main image. What a bombshell!! That vibrant reddish/orange patina with what looks like rust suede is simply magnificent. Norman never ceases to surprise me and even more so, he one ups his last venture every time. I love the collection, even the chunky soled shoes are starting to grow on me. […]

November 25, 2015

Blue Bespoke Beauties by Gaziano & Girling

What I love about Gaziano & Girling’s bespoke balmoral boots is that they make them the proper height that a true balmoral boot should be. You see back in the Victorian day, the boots that they wore were much higher up the leg than the RTW ones that you see today (even G&G RTW are lower than this bespoke one). I don’t know exactly why they lowered them (pretty much an industry standard) but I […]