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Monthly Archive: February 2011

February 13, 2011

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My Shoes #15 – Vans

Sorry that I have not been so regular in the ‘My Shoes’ posting but I have lots of excuses like crappy weather, 4 hours of commuting a day and not enough daylight time + someone to shoot pics of me etc. But I will make it up, especially once the weather starts turning around and I eventually get all of my shoes (that are spread between England, Italy and the States) all in one place […]

February 12, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week

One of the coolest things about this shoe, which might seem insignificant to many, is the fact that it is a derby but has the appearance of an oxford (at least to me). This is important for me because I am not the biggest fan of derby’s. Not that I don’t like them, but 9 times out of 10, I would choose to own an oxford if given the choice. What’s also great about these […]

February 10, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Clairvoy

Yet another French shoemaker who makes beautiful shoes! I can’t really say much about Clairvoy except that they have a deep history in making shoes for famous artists in the world of French theatre, whether it was cabaret, music-hall or opera, and were even known to make shoes for the famous show, Moulin Rouge. But other than that, I feel like they are relatively unknown. I one day just happened to stumble upon them but […]

February 9, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Black Shoes

Two Above: Gaziano & Girling Two Above: Corthay (Pictures Courtesy Of: Leffot) Boot Above: Carreducker Shoe Above: Dimitri Bottier Today, one of my readers told me that he was under the impression that I was anti black shoes and disagreed with me on that regard. While I assured him that it was not the case, I understood why he may have been under that impression due to my recent writing as well as some in […]

February 7, 2011

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No Brown In Town = Yeah Right!

In this day and age, most of the strict sartorial rules have been thrown out the window, and rightfully so! Now, don’t get me wrong, some rules still apply and should never be broken but those that are so incredibly ridiculous and leave us all looking completely uniform and monotone (like ‘no brown in town’) are thankfully loosing their strength as the new generation of sartorialists plant their individualism into the minds of society. For […]

February 6, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Barker Black

Here are just a few of the bad-ass Barker Black shoes that grace shoe shelves around the world. While I have known about Barker Black for quite some time, I have yet to really put their shoes up on my blog and I can’t realize why, especially since I think that they make some very cool shoes. I guess, like many things, it just slipped my mind. But better late than never, right? Right! Anyway, […]

February 6, 2011

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Parisian Gentleman English Version

Dear Readers, I wanted to make you aware that our friend Hugo at Parisian Gentleman has just now made his site accessible in English as well as created a new forum for discussion which also has an English section . So for those of you who have appreciated his site but were not able to read the content, now is your opportunity. And for those of you who have yet to check Parisian Gentleman out, […]

February 4, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week

The shoes made by Pierre Corthay are simply indescribable. I wouldn’t know what to do if I actually could afford to own a pair. Take this shoe for example, I would have a love/hate relationship with it. Part of me would want to wear the hell out of it and rock it proud on the streets of England but another part of me would want to stick it on my shelf as a piece of […]

February 3, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Saint Crispin’s

Saint Crispin’s shoes never cease to amaze me! And while their shoes are not off-the-wall or anything, they have this feel and look about them that just sets them completely apart from the rest. Also the little details, like the saddle type of leather piece on the monk strap right above and the lacing on the loafer (in the background) of picture 3 of 6, from the top. Like I have said before, in a […]