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Monthly Archive: November 2011

November 30, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Lino Ieluzzi’s Shoes

For those that don’t know who Lino Ieluzzi is, he is the owner of the famous shop in Milan, called Al Balzar, as well as one of the more popular faces seen on The Sartorialist. I would have never thought to do a quick post on Mr. Ieluzzi, but at the request of a reader, I figured that I would give my two cents on his infamous contrasted cap-toe monk straps that he is known […]

November 27, 2011

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The Perfect Winter Boot

Septieme Largeur A few weeks ago, I did a post about the 5 Essential Shoes for Winter and listed that a heavy brogue boot would definitely be one of those shoes to get you through these cold months. What I did not realize then and just recently stumbled upon was the fact that there is another boot, not too far off from this, which I believe could be the ONE shoe (boot) that anyone would […]

November 25, 2011

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J.Fitzpatrick & Gaziano & Girling Collaboration

I don’t know how many of you remember, but before I ever went to have my collection made up in Spain, I went to Tony Gaziano to learn how to make a pattern. He spent the day showing me using one of my very own designs. At first I thought that I would try and take another skill on board, but after seeing how intricate it can be and understanding that it would just add […]

November 22, 2011

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Toe Shapes And One’s Country

Crockett & Jones ‘Edgeware’ Having been fortunate enough, it has been with pleasure that I have seen (and now lived in) a few different countries in my life. And what always seems to amaze me, is how a whole country can be influenced by the same thing i.e. dress in the same sort of manner. Obviously, you will have those that stand out on either end, being that there will be some who dress great […]

November 21, 2011

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So Busy Lately…..!!!

Dear All, Just wanted to apologize for the lack of writing lately, I have been incredibly swamped, with little to no spare time. I managed to write half of my long post (for Mondays) today, but as I was in Kettering, England the entire day, I did not get to finish the rest. I promise that I will finish it by tomorrow and get back to schedule. But just know that if you do not […]

November 18, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Saint Crispins

When I first saw this pair in one single color (posted here) I fell in love with them. But when I saw this pair, by Saint Crispins, in a multiple leather type two-tone, I was absolutely blown away. Time and time again, they make the exact thing that I feel needs to be more present in the shoe industry and it makes me smile to know that other makers/designers appear to be thinking the same […]

November 15, 2011

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5 Essential Shoes For Winter

Like in all seasons, there are certain shoes that you find yourself gravitating towards more so than others. As yesterday might have just marked one of the coldest days that England has seen this Autumn/Winter, I figured that I would give you all a chance to get a head start on your winter shoe collection by providing what I believe are the most essential shoes for your wardrobe. Granted, I can’t expect each of you […]

November 14, 2011

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My First Prototype

As ‘The Shoe Snob,’ you can imagine that for my first prototypes, and collection for that matter, I am going to have some very high expectations. Well, 8 out of 13 of those prototypes came in the mail today. Some of them were ‘bang on,’ but sadly to say, some of them also left me quite disappointed to say the least. Now, I know that this is only the first round of prototypes (so I […]

November 11, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Perfetto

Hands down, these are among the coolest boots/shoes that I have ever seen. Every single detail is bang-on, the styles are amazing and the mixtures of fabric with leather are extremely well-executed. The more that I see shoes that are either designed, or made by Japanese people, the more I feel that the Japanese are surely becoming the masters of shoes. I had never heard of this brand, Perfetto, but upon stumbling across them, I […]

November 10, 2011

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What I Am Wearing

If I could wear a 3-piece or double breasted suit everyday for the rest of my life, I just might consider it. And it’s not that I couldn’t, because it is simply just a matter of doing so, but in today’s world there are many events/situations that really don’t call for it. In the sense, that if I was to do so, I may be considerably overdressed in many situations. But then, I watch shows […]