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Monthly Archive: November 2011

November 9, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Anthony Delos

You know that you are a shoe lover, when you are walking around with blood red shoes on. And let me tell you, the gentleman that owns these (a dear reader of the blog) is definitely a shoe aficionado. And while red makes such a bold statement when positioned on someone’s feet, I just can’t help but feel that it is such an elegant color on a shoe. The only thing is, it’s hard to […]

November 8, 2011

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What I Am Wearing

I don’t get to wear suits as much as I would like to, but when I do, I try and make sure that I stand out. Not in an egotistical or ‘look at me’ way, but in the sense that I throw in some color so I don’t feel like I belong in the sea of dark suits/white shirts/dark ties. Not that I don’t think that this standard look has it’s time and place, and […]

November 7, 2011

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Patinas – Even You Can Do Them

(Just a little under half of my collection, 45 to be exact (some you cannot see), mainly my casuals) I just recently moved into a new flat in London and finally learned what it’s like to truly be European. What I mean is, now that I finally have all of my stuff in one place, I can ultimately see that I have way too much and it does not all fit. It’s a sad realization, […]

November 4, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Septieme Largeur

Among every other model of shoe, the Adelaide is definitely one my top favorites. Almost a whole cut, but not quite, it allows for the wearer to play with coloring, as you will find that the top piece on the facing is usually made up of something that contrasts, weather it be the color or the material. This pair here by Septieme Largeur, is an example of the MTO patina service that they offer, allowing […]

November 3, 2011

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What I Am Wearing

As the weather gets colder and colder, I am having to go through all of my different jackets, in order of thickness. Right now, it’s not so bad, so I usually wear my newly purchased rain coat. This should last me until the end of October, where upon the super cold weather will come and I will need to upgrade to my proper overcoat. But the nicest thing about this time (Autumn) is that I […]

November 2, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Paolo Scafora

I had always read about Neapolitan shoemaker Paolo Scafora (in a good light) but had never had the actual pleasure of knowing how his shoes truly were, until yesterday. A customer that comes in quite often to Gieves (who once told me way back when that he would bring in some shoes for shining) finally dropped off a pair for me to rejuvenate (pictured below), of which just so happened to be RTW by Paolo […]

November 1, 2011

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Idiots ‘R’ Us

I know that I am the ‘Shoe Snob’ but sometimes I just can’t help myself with other subjects. That being, you might be wondering what this picture represents. To me, it represents just how intelligent a company can be at manipulating people, and how sheep/cattle-like we can be as human beings. For others it might represent a shame to Savile Row, or maybe a clever marketing strategy on the company’s part. All this being, allow […]