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Monthly Archive: March 2011

March 29, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Cole Haan

† While I can’t say that I am the biggest fan of the shape of this shoe, having seen them in person, I am truly pleased that in the past two seasons, Cole Haan has made a big effort to re-introduce the saddle shoe into mainstream footwear. Not only did they provide all of the classic colorways, but they also managed to add some other unique combinations such as the lime green suede with faux […]

March 28, 2011

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My 6th Pair – Completed

† For those that follow my blog regularly and have been anxiously waiting the completion of my 6th pair of bespoke shoes (that I have made for myself), here you are! (For those new, you can read HERE to see the post prior to this, showing pics during the making process) This shoe has taken me forever to make, and I am so glad that they are finally done. Starting in the beginning of October, […]

March 27, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Scarpe Di Bianco Loafers

While I own a bunch of loafers already, I recently am quite obsessed with the idea of more traditional looking loafers, and owning them. Not that these models are necessarily traditional, but they offer that ‘classic with a modern look’ feel, as well as offering nice shapes, colors and designs. Having never seen Scarpe Di Bianco in person, due to their newness in the industry, I am quite curious of them. From looking at them, […]

March 25, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week

Barker Black golf shoes = killin’ it! These just might be the coolest golf shoes that I have ever seen, and while I don’t even play golf (not because I don’t like it, but because I suck at it), you can bet your life that if I did, and was rich, I would be wearing these bad boys on the course. Seeing these makes me realize how much I appreciate one aspect of golf. That […]

March 24, 2011

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My Shoes #18 – My 2nd Bespoke Pair

These were the second pair of shoes that I ever made for myself and are by far my absolute favorite pair out of every single shoe I own. What I love about them (apart from being saddles) is that they pretty much sum up 1000% my individual style: classic with a modern twist. If you were to get a preview of how the shoes of my future shoe line were going to be, this would […]

March 22, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Ronnie Fieg Collabo’s

There is no doubt that Ronnie Fieg, NYC-bred designer, has made many shoes WAY cooler than there previously were. And he did so simply by slightly modifying the style, color, shape etc. It just goes to show, how the little details can turn one thing from lame to cool. Time and time again, I have stressed those details!! While he has done countless remakes and collabo’s, here are just a few that I happen to […]

March 20, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Septieme Largeur

I have really gotten into penny loafers lately, and have been desperately wanting to get a ‘classic’ pair. But the only problem is that I am extremely picky when it comes to the right penny loafer and having a shape that is dead-on to what I like. I am definitely not a fan of the old-school models of penny loafers, such as the classic Bass Weejun or Cole Haan Pinch Penny, those to me should […]

March 17, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Alfred Sargent

If there is one thing that I lack in the wardrobe, it is monk straps, and I am so sorry to say it because I really, really like them. And as much as I am not a fan of just a boring black shoe, I think that an elegant black monk strap is as about as good as it gets when it comes to all black shoes. Yet, strange enough, I don’t own one. I […]

March 16, 2011

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A Trip To The Gaziano & Girling Factory

I remember the first time I ever visited a shoe factory; it was Santoni’s factory in the Marche region of Italy, and being there (due to me being a shoe freak) was exactly like a little kid discovering Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. The showroom was amazing, the factory floor was immaculate (especially for a factory) and shoes were everywhere. It was literally like shoe heaven. And the building I was in was just one of […]

March 14, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Bally

† I know that I usually do a full-length post on Monday’s and I was going to today, but just as I was finishing with it, Blogger decided to f*** up on me and would not save. So when I copied all of my text and pics to re-paste after refreshing the page, to my pleasant surprise, it only copied the picture and forever deleted all of my thoughtful words. And because it’s late and […]