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Monthly Archive: September 2010

September 29, 2010

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When Great Companies Go Terribly Wrong!

It almost makes me sad to write this post and share the pictures that I have with you but I feel it is necessary to show what can and will happen if you try too hard to please every single customer. I was inspired to write this post the day that I saw Salvatore Ferragamo create, what in my mind, is the ultimate sin in the shoe world. Now I have seen so many ugly […]

September 27, 2010

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Shoes Of The Day

Men’s Shoes: Wow!!! Have you ever seen shoes like these?? Doubtful!! That’s one thing that I love about Japanese shoemakers as well as Japanese clientele, THEY HAVE NO FEAR IN WHAT THEY WEAR OR PRODUCE!! One time while I was studying under Stefano Bemer, I saw a pair that my colleagues were working on for one of Stefano’s male clients and it was a navy suede chukka boot with pink outlined stars all over it. […]

September 24, 2010

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Critique The Shoe Snob

So I am now back in England, permanently, continuing my pursuit within the men’s shoe/fashion/journalism industries. You will be glad to know that in 2 weekends I will begin making a new pair of shoes to add to my collection, a classic piece with a touch of added flair! On another note, I have become bored with my general posts and wanted to add something to the mix. Considering that I am always the one […]

September 22, 2010

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Sebago’s Comeback

It truly is funny how everything reinvents itself and what was once the ‘in’ thing in popular culture 30-50 years ago becomes once again the ‘in’ thing in today’s modern culture. The two styles that frighten me about this constant reinvention, though, are the 80’s and men wearing bell-bottom’s with platform shoes. I cringe just thinking about the return of those atrocities. This act of reinvention is one of the reasons for Sebago’s current position […]

September 20, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

While I found these Christian Louboutin’s shoes under men’s shoes, I have a hard time believing that indeed they are for men. Even though they may be offered for them, you will notice that the construction of these oxfords is very much that of a woman’s shoe. In this new day and age where you see lots of ladies trotting about in these wingtip or captoe oxfords with leather soles, you should be able to […]

September 17, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

Considering, I was just looking at these Alden chukka’s in person at Leffot, in New York City, I figured that I would give some love to them. Not that the pictures have any faults to them but believe it or not these chukka’s look even better in person. The owner of Leffot, Steven Taffel, was telling me that they have been getting a lot of attention since he added them to his repertoire of shoes. […]

September 14, 2010

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MBT – Skercher’s Shape Up: Are You Kidding Me?

I have seen a lot and lot of ugly shoes in my time. I mean one’s so incredibly ugly that I would rather get ridiculed to my face by 100 people than spend a day in them knowing the thousand of terrible thoughts people are going to have about me after seeing me with them. And not that I really give a crap about what other people think about me, considering that I already wear […]

September 12, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

There is nothing like a beautiful, well made shoe. There is especially nothing like a beautiful, well made shoe that is 3 shades of blue calfskin. This shoe, by Anthony Delos, has to be one of the most beautiful shoes I have encountered. Not that it is something that has not been done before, but I am such a sucker for blue and the way he created the patina and the colors that came out […]

September 8, 2010

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Creative Recreation

Now I don’t know about all of you, my readers, but I am a huge sneaker guy! Being a sneaker guy, it is tough finding brands that are not just the run of the mill wannabe sneaker line that puts out a couple of styles and then slowly fades away due to the massive sea of existing brands. It is refreshing, however, when you do find a brand that is creative (no pun intended), stylish, […]

September 6, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

While I have never been into the chunky shoe look, it is slowly starting to grow on me ever so slightly. Don’t get me wrong, the shoes still needs to be refined and not have a crazy protruding sole or else I will hate it. This saddle by Alden is one of these types, in which I might have shunned in the past but now look at it in a new light. I don’t know […]