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Monthly Archive: June 2010

June 30, 2010

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The Groom’s Shoes

In our world of decreasing conformity it still baffles me that when men have the opportunity to be themselves, on what may be the most important day of their life, the large majority continue to wear the ‘uniform’ that has been created by social standards. Now don’t be mistaken, there is nothing wrong with wearing the ‘black suit look’ with a pair of tux shoes when you are getting married but when you are wearing […]

June 28, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

I totally forgot to add this on the burgundy shoe post so I thought that I would give this Sutor Mantellassi shoe some love on the Shoe of the Day section. Not only do you see a burgundy suede, which is extremely rare, but then they went and paired it with a green sole and laces. AMAZING!!! I love the idea of this shoe and the thought of all the different color combinations this shoe […]

June 24, 2010

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Burgundy Shoes – Where The Hell Are They??

Why is it so hard to find nice burgundy colored shoes? They used be everywhere. Now you have to scrounge to find them and 80% of the ones you find are some ugly-ass Bass Wejun styled loafer that your grandfather would have worn. For such an elegant color that is extremely versatile, you would think that it would be more readily available by many shoe brands. I guess with this new ‘brown being the new […]

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 […]

June 17, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

Shoes like this give me inspiration!! Knowing that they exist and people are wearing them only makes me feel better about wanting to start my own shoe line. When I searched for this shoe (Florsheim by Duckie Brown) online I saw that at most of the sites that sold it over the net were close to sold out, with the exception of Zappos that has an inventory so big it must be hard to sell […]

June 15, 2010

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Adidas ‘Samba’: Return of the King

Introduced to the world in 1950, as a way for football (soccer) players to train on icy ground, the Adidas Samba has been one of the most popular athletic shoes of all-time. For Adidas, it is their second best selling shoe of all-time, right behind the Stan Smith, having sold over 35 million pairs worldwide. Over the years many other shoe brands have taken the design and shape from the Samba and incorporated it into […]

June 11, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

Not a lot to say but the fact I think that these brown patent chukka boots by Opening Ceremony are the shit!! I wish that more brands offered something different like these.

June 8, 2010

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Boots – A Man’s Necessity

Whether it’s one of those disgusting Mark Nason boots, a simple chukka boot or a nice dress boot I feel like every man in his right mind wants or needs to own at least one pair of boots to solidify his manhood. “Boot: The man’s shoe!” Maybe it is just me but ever since ads have created something showing what a man’s man looks like and the fact that in the ad, this man is […]

June 8, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

This is a MTO Edward Green shoe named the Falkirk which is available at Leffot in Manhattan. What I love about this shoe is the detailing in the brogueing. The little side bits that are added are just a nice touch that you don’t see too often. More times than not you will find that I will have a wingtip or brogue as my shoe of the day because I am a sucker for those […]

June 5, 2010

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Fashion World’s Most Influential Person

I recently did a guest post on my friend’s blog (Lady Peach) about the fashion world’s most influential person and I wanted to also share it with all of you. If you are interested in photography or just discovering cool new blogs, you should definitely check out her site, it has some of the most stunning and vivid photography that I have ever seen. Enjoy! If a women was to answer this question, 95% might […]