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Monthly Archive: September 2011

September 30, 2011

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My New Gaziano & Girling ‘Astaires’

A befitting name for my preferred Gaziano & Girling shoe, the Astaire. Surely named after my favorite style icon Fred Astaire, this shoe not only represents him, his style and his personality to a “T,” but also represents what I feel that is truly lacking from shoe society and what I would like to see more of. Why is it that a navy shoe is not more popular? I look at this and I see […]

September 28, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Crocodile Whole Cuts by Riccardo Bestetti

There is beauty and then there is beauty. These shoes by Riccardo Bestetti fall into both categories. There is nothing quite like a whole cut shoe in crocodile, as I believe this is the only way that one should have it. Just the other day, this American gentleman was in G&H and he had a pair of crocodile cowboy boots in sea blue coloring that he wanted me to shine. While I was not so […]

September 27, 2011

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What I Am Wearing

It’s funny how much things can change in such a short time. I used to try my absolute hardest to not wear black shoes. It’s not because I did not like them nor wanted to be so different, but more so wanted to be adventurous and see what I could conjure up with shoes that were not ‘safe’ and ‘easy.’ But since moving to the capitol city of gray skies (where it might go from […]

September 26, 2011

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The Great Divide – Nice Suits & Junk Shoes

Picture: Gaziano & Girling ‘Hanly’ I have always been a very observant person, particularly when it came to one’s attire. Like many people have been so bold to claim (even myself), ‘you can tell about a person based on his outfit,’ and in my opinion, particularly when it comes to his shoes. This is precisely why many interviews end in a matter of seconds. Because your appearance, whether you know it or not, speaks wonders […]

September 24, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Saint Crispins

When I first got into the shoe industry (selling shoes at Nordstrom), I used to hate loafers that had kilties on them, especially when they were paired with tassels. It was simply a bombardment of materiel that overshadowed the shoe itself, especially since they tended to be on those really low-cut loafers that you find popular in the States. It was until Church’s came out with their vintage line and paired a kilty with a […]

September 23, 2011

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Edward Green’s & Three-Piece Suits: Part 2

A while back I wrote a post about how I have always wanted to own Edward Green shoes and a three-piece suit and the fact that since I was now in England (earning in the British pound) it should make it easier to acquire these two things. Well, I finally got them, as I am showing you today. The only problem is that the Edward Green’s are not stamped Edward Green, but rather Gieves & […]

September 21, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Septieme Largeur Chelsea Boots

While I had originally wanted to wait until Friday to share these with all of you, I simply could not wait, as I am such a fan of them and sure that many of you will be too. They are hands-down the most beautiful chelsea boots that I have ever seen, no question! What’s funny is that I have only now see this done, in this fashion. Weird too, because for something so simple, you […]

September 20, 2011

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What I Am Wearing

There are two pictures this time, because for some reason one has better clarity on the shoes, while the other one is better in the facial region. As you might see a trend in my pictures, I tend to wear a lot of waistcoats, especially in the summer. I really don’t like my tie to be flailing around and therefore will usually wear something over it in order to keep it situated. In summer, it’s […]

September 19, 2011

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Shoes — Part 2: Style Names & Terminology — Boots

As you many very well know, boots come in all shapes, sizes and styles. And even today they are ever-evolving, as I shall share an example (of something new and unique) with you either tomorrow or for my shoes of the week post that I usually do on Fridays. I was never a huge boot fan until I saw my first spat boot. After that, it was pure love. Now, I want every kind of […]

September 17, 2011

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Shoe Of The Week – Maftei

As the world progresses, it becomes harder and harder to say that one thing, whether it be a product or service, is best found here or there. This used to be the case many years ago, but as people become more and more curious about the arts and crafts that were once famous in a certain area, they begin to take it upon themselves to become just as good. Some even go as far as […]