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Monthly Archive: February 2012

February 29, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Clae Fall/Winter 2012

While sneakers may not appeal to all of you, I do have to pay homage every now and then, to the shoe style that birthed my profound passion for footwear. And what would be better than a sneaker that is taking influence from dress shoe styles, such as the saddle and the wing tip, as these Clae models are? What I love about the shoe industry these days is that everything is being mixed. Sneakers […]

February 28, 2012

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The Only Dress Shoe Ever Really Needed – The Black Wholecut

This title might sound like shoe lover blasphemy, and believe me I can’t say that I would ever think of just having one, but…..if life presented itself with this situation, it’s best to be equipped with what is going to get you through it all. What made me think of this was a discussion that was occurring on Style Forum (a while back) in regards to one’s absolute shoe essentials. One gentleman stated that instead […]

February 27, 2012

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Random Beauties

Gaziano & Girling courtesy of Rugged Old Salt Louis Vutton Salvatore Ferragamo Salvatore Ferragamo Pierre Corthay courtesy of Nikow Blog Dear Readers, I know that normally I write a long post for Monday, but today I am super busy, absolutely knackered, and frankly just can’t be asked. That being, I will keep the long post for tomorrow and thought that instead of writing a bunch today, would just leave you all with a bit shoe […]

February 24, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Blue Two Tone Brogues by Alfred Sargent

These monks, to me, are the epitome of cool. It is the type of shoe that I would love to wear day in and day out. Partially because I am such a sucker for blue but also because it represents the idea of being fun and a bit outrageous with your shoe choices. Yes, I will say that if you are a businessman, it’s not the most practical choice, but then again, neither is buying […]

February 23, 2012

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What I Am Wearing – Suede Loafers & Blazer

This outfit here is one of my more classic looks, as in I believe that this is something that many others have done before: brown suede loafers, khaki looking trousers, blue blazer & gold/yellow tie. And even though I usually try not to be too classic, I must say that I quite like this look. For me it gives the notion of one who likes to be smart looking but not stuffy. This look is […]

February 22, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Don Ville Belgian Loafers

I have always been very intrigued by the Belgian loafer, yet have never really come across them in real life, only in pictures. And while that relationship remains the same, I have found a few that I absolutely love and will most likely look to commission in the near future when I can accumulate some disposable income. These models presented are by American bespoke/MTO shoemaker, Don Ville. While I really really like the one below […]

February 20, 2012

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Maftei Interview/Post by Claymoor

Dear Readers, I have had the pleasure of being allowed to use a very very interesting post/interview conducted by the author of Romanian blog, Claymoor, in regards to Maftei shoes (and left almost in his own word). While this is only a bit of the entire original post, which is far larger, it provides some very nice insight into who Maftei is, the shoes that his company makes and a bit of history in regards […]

February 17, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Dimitri Bottier Seamless Whole Cut

It’s amazing that the hardest shoe to make, is the shoe that has the least amount of detail to it. And while I can’t really back that statement up with in-depth description of how it is done (since I am not entirely sure), I can say that the seamless wholecut is something that few people can create. This model here, by legendary bespoke maker Dimitri Gomez, is a perfect example of just how beautiful this […]

February 15, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Sebago’s The Patriot

After having some pretty cold weather these last few weeks in London, the sun (and warmth) finally came out today, which almost gave the feeling of a Spring arrival. Now, I must say that I have a real love/hate relationship with our world’s seasons. I love the heat and hate the cold, but hate the clothing for the Spring/Summer and love the clothing for Autumn/Winter. Sounds weird doesn’t it? But about one of the only […]

February 10, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Alfred Sargent

Picture Courtesy of Style Sage I once did a post talking about how I felt that the brown full-brogue was the most versatile shoe there is and even though this shoe above, by Alfred Sargent, is not considered a “full-brogue,” it really makes me feel that my statement was bang-on, as I feel that I could wear this shoe with just about everything! Not only is everything that has to do with the design, like […]