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Monthly Archive: March 2012

March 16, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Aubercy Penny Loafers

The last shape of these loafers, by Aubercy, is absolutely stunning!! It’s literally at that level, where it’s perfect. Not too pointy, yet not too round either. Just right. And that’s hard to do, truly. But I think that I have to say, that this just might have taken the lead in the race for my favorite black loafer. Everything about this shoe screams elegance and beauty. And it would seem that Aubercy is always […]

March 15, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Ivan Crivellaro Tassel Loafers

This is a fun pair of shoes. And even though I can’t say that I am the biggest fan of the pattern and colors of that fabric used (if it was on its own), I think that it is great on this pair of shoes, especially with those green tassels. I absolutely love the idea of this whole shoe and am very pleased that Mr. Ivan Crivellaro, not only designed them, but made them too! […]

March 14, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Bespoke Austerity Brogues

I have a friend who like me, once ventured outside of the US to go and study shoemaking (among other things, such as be with his wife…also like me). That adventure landed him in Germany, where he is currently residing and continuing to perfect his craft and skills, in the hopes (of which will occur) of becoming a bespoke shoemaker who offers lovely shoes to people around the world. On occasion, he gets a chance […]

March 13, 2012

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What I Am Wearing

Before coming to England, I can wholeheartedly admit that I did not have a clue about suits and good tailoring. I used to even work in a place that sold (what I believed to be) nice suits but after seeing the quality of the cuts and tailors here on the Row (as we snobs like to call it), I now realize that what I used to see in the States was like a top sirloin […]

March 11, 2012

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March 9, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Laszlo Vass MTO Spectators

I absolutely love a nice spectator (co-respondent), and this my friends, is among the nicest that I have seen to this day. It doesn’t surprise me either, as most of what I see coming out of the workshops of legendary Laszlo Vass, is nothing shy of spectacular. Having inspired a reader with another model presented on the blog, he went out and found someone who could produce exactly what he was looking for, and the […]

March 8, 2012

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What I Am Wearing

For the life of me, I still cannot understand why I don’t see more gentlemen wearing burgundy shoes. Come to think of it, I can’t seem to recall, ever since I have been in this country (England), having seen someone wearing burgundy shoes with a suit, and almost, burgundy shoes period. It’s such a lovely color that compliments blue better than any other color (even brown), yet it would appear that not many other people […]

March 7, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Bespoke Balmoral Boots

One of the most exciting things in the world for me (literally), is seeing the outcome of designing an existing shoe style in a new way, and it coming out wonderfully. That is the case for this balmoral boot presented here. Designed (having made the pattern) by my friend, who is just as crazy about shoes as I am, yet most likely much more knowledgeable, and made by a freelance maker, produced the outcome of […]

March 6, 2012

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Some More J. FitzPatrick Prototypes….!

Dear Readers, I have finally received the rest of my prototypes, adjusted up to this point, and am feeling a whole lot better about the way that my line is taking shape. At this moment, the shoes are finally done with all of the pattern adjustments, which takes up the majority of the prototype work. Now, I just have to finalize the minute details like lining & sole colors, perfecting the medallion (placing on shoe […]

March 2, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Bestetti Gray Wholecuts

The nice thing about Riccardo Bestetti’s shoes is the fact that you can clearly see the defined lines that have been shaped by the lasting of the leather over the last. If not shaped properly during the making process these lines can be blurred into nothing, looking like the last was just some round blob. Granted, most makers have the skill to not let this happen but…..just saying. Now, the wholecut is the absolute hardest […]