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Monthly Archive: April 2011

April 30, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Saion

Summer is officially here in England; it is always sunny, hardly rains and the light colored shoes are beginning to come out, at least by me that is. So with that in mind I figured that I would display a couple of good options for the summer season, by one of my favorite Japanese makers, Saion. Now you will find that in England there are many ‘gentleman’ who wouldn’t dare wear tan (or any shade […]

April 28, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Craig Corvin Bespoke Shoemaker

Becoming a bespoke shoemaker is tough, but becoming a bespoke shoemaker in America is even harder. But thanks to a few people who are teaching what they know and sharing it with others, there is a way if you have the will, and a few bucks. Funny enough, as I was starting out, I was looking for people to learn from and I never knew until years later that I had a bespoke maker right […]

April 26, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Jan Kielman

I’M BACK!!!! The phrase, “you learn something new every day,” is truly an accurate thing. I say this because many of my readers like to write me personally, mostly to ask questions but every now and then to also provide me with some information, that I may or may not know, in which to possibly use on the blog. This is great because, in many cases, I am new to the information that they are […]

April 21, 2011

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Easter Vacation & Today’s Favorites – Alfred Sargent

To all of my readers, I just wanted to let you know that I will be away on a short holiday trip to Italy from Friday to Monday and will not be around computer access. So I am sorry that until Tuesday the 26th there will not be any new posts, but this is a good time to read through my archives to see if there is any valuable information or some great shoe porn […]

April 20, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Lodger

  A cap toe with a high-shined cap is always a pleasant thing to see, but when you then add the color green into the mix, it becomes even cooler!! I was just in at Lodger’s today and saw some of the new samples that they want to put into production and I was quite impressed. This model here is looking to come in a gray as well as a burgundy, two beautiful options on […]

April 18, 2011

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Gieves & Hawkes New Shoe Collection

Every few years it seems that Gieves & Hawkes switches the manufacturer who makes their private label shoes. As there is newly appointed upper management and a new re-vamp of the Gieves & Hawkes Flagship store and company image, the old shoes had had their time and the new line is finally here. What’s great about this new line of dress shoes, is that it is under the name of a very old bespoke shoemaking firm that […]

April 17, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Edward Green

It doesn’t get much better than an Edward Green spectator (or correspondent as they say here in England). What I love about Edward Green’s version is the fact that they don’t necessarily use white as the contrasting color (or any other color for that matter), they tend to use suede, which due to it’s texture gives off the look of another color, even if the swatch was to have the calfskin be the same colorway […]

April 14, 2011

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Gaziano & Girling Deco Range

While this is not really ‘first to bring you news,’ I figured that since you can’t find the entire Deco range in colored pictures, I would put that up for all of you that might have yet to see them. And for those that might not be familiar, the Deco range is a new array of shoes produced by Gaziano & Girling that are meant to offer that happy medium between RTW and bespoke. You […]

April 13, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Alden

While I have never been a huge fan of Alden for their dress shoes, due to their heaviness and chunkiness, I can say that they might possibly make the best dress/casual chukka boot. They have managed to create the perfect shape, something that can go well with some smart trousers but also look amazing with a nice pair of jeans. One might think that it is easy to create such a versatile shoe, but in […]

April 11, 2011

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Mr. Hare Interview

For my April interview, I have Mr. Hare. For those that may not know of him, he is a shoe designer out of London, England who several years back, saw a shoe that he liked but that he knew he could not find and from that point on decided that there was a gap in the market that needed to be filled. And within one year’s time, he did just that. And for only being […]