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Monthly Archive: August 2010

August 31, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

Trying to find a good looking “dress sneaker” is a tough thing to do. Although, the premium-leather sneaker idea is on the rise so now is the best time to find them. Every company is at least attempting to make a good contender. This one by John Lobb is pretty fantastic. It’s simplicity yet sleek design makes it a great candidate for something that you could wear with shorts, jeans, casual and slim-fitted dress trousers. […]

August 27, 2010

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Silvano Sassetti

A common misconception in this world is that most brands make their own shoes. WRONG! On the contrary, most brands have lesser known factories produce their shoes for them. Silvano Sassetti happens to be one of these factories, one of the finest in Italy who has been producing shoes for the likes of many large and famous labels around the world since the mid-nineties. Having learned to make shoes from a master craftsmen in his […]

August 23, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

I love brogues and I especially like the one’s by Paul Smith (as pictured above). This one here has a particularly unique color. You might think to call it light pink at first sight but in this picture it seems to have a fleshy, skin tone look. I can only imagine how hard it would be maintain it considering the slightest of dirt would surely stain. I would love to see it in person and […]

August 22, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

I have said it twenty times before and might just say it a million times more: DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS!!! How cool are these shoes by Pierre Corthay? Laces matching the lining: Brilliant!! That is one thing that I love about French makers; they are not afraid to push the envelope and try things that you would normally not see. And because of that, the shoes they create end up being some of the most intriguing […]

August 18, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

What’s crazy is the difference between what a brand will offer in America versus the rest of the world. When I see Sutor Mantellassi shoes here in the States, the majority of them are boring and plain with a couple of interesting one’s that are unique and forward. But in Italy, it’s the opposite, most of them are extremely cool and unique and only a couple are for the conservative bunch. I have seen what […]

August 14, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

What more can I say: Classic shoe, great look, amazing color options!!! What is great about Sperry is their ability to always stay fresh, to create looks that last and come out with shoes that are versatile and stylish. These two models are from a collaboration with Band of Outsiders to create a unique line of Sperry like shoes with a different feel to their design. To see more of these go here: http://sperry.bandofoutsiders.com/

August 11, 2010

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Wearing Athletic Shoes With Suits – NOT OKAY!!

This post is dedicated to my friend Joe Loeffler who absolutely hates it when he sees people committing this cardinal sin!! Seriously, what is wrong with people. Have we lost all of our decency??? Why do so many people in this country who commute to work via public transportation wear their fucking running shoes until they get to their office? Are your dress shoes so uncomfortable that you just can’t stand to wear them while […]

August 10, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

Like I have said before and like I will say again, detailing is what sets things apart in this world! Without those blue shoelace holders this would just be another nice suede dress boot. But with them, this boot by Rivolta is simply amazing!! My only wonder is whether or not the owner (author of blog Permanent Style, which is a great read for style knowledge and advice) tucks his jeans in when he wears […]

August 8, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

This shoe, by Alfred Sargent, is simply amazing!!! I love the idea of purple suede and it’s not very often that you see a shoe made in this color. Could you imagine pairing that with some jeans or a gray suit? That would be a site to see. I myself have a pair of burgundy/purple velour loafers by Ferragamo (that I will show in another post) but the vibrancy of the color is nowhere near […]

August 5, 2010

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What They Are Wearing In Italy

Considering that the majority of influence in the fashion world stems from Italy I decided that it would be an intelligent idea to periodically update everyone on what is going on in Italy i.e. what they are wearing when it comes to their shoes and the region around their shoes (pants, socks etc.). You may wonder: Why are Italians so great when it comes to certain things, for instance; creating an outfit? You would never […]