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Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 30, 2012

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What I Am Wearing

The difference between bespoke vs. non-bespoke is truly astounding. While I may not notice it as I am actually wearing the garments, I see it in this picture, as bad as it may be. The way in which the jacket sits on me, makes all of my RTW and MTM for matter, look like second-third rate rubbish. While I am being a little harsh here, I must admit that that saying, ‘once you go bespoke, […]

May 29, 2012

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The Next Big Trend: Colored Chukka Boots

Picture Courtesy of Septieme Largeur Year after year, there are new trends in the shoe industry, some of which are great and some of which are crap. I believe that the next big one that you will start to see popping up from brand after brand, is colored chukka boots. Some companies have already started leading the way by bringing them out in their current collections, and others I know will soon follow. I happen […]

May 28, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Saint Crispins Saddle Shoe

So, I am back in Seattle feeling a bit strange, almost as if I am a stranger in my own city and am therefore a little bit discombobulated, which has left me unable to conjure something up for my long post on Mondays. Because of this I am leaving you with a tidbit on the ever so amazing Saint Crispins shoe brand, of whom I never seem to tire. Every time I see of new […]

May 25, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Gaziano & Girling Astaire

So I am in LA for a two day pit stop before heading back to Seattle, and am loving the feeling of being back in the States. Don’t get me wrong, I love London, but as saying goes, there is nothing like home. Nevertheless, as promised I am back on the computer writing to all of you about shoes, and what better than to write about my favorite model by Gaziano & Girling, the Astaire. […]

May 23, 2012

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Altan Bottier Beauties!!

Well, it’s been another crazy busy day, scrambling around to sort out everything before my big trip home and because of all of this, I am left again without much time to write on the blog. But rest assured, instead of fruitless words, I am going to leave you with some unbelievable shoe porn that will leave you yearning for a pair of Altan shoes. Don’t thank me now…it’s my pleasure! I might try and […]

May 22, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – John Lobb Wingtip Brogue

Picture Courtesy of Steps & Style Today has been a manic day and therefore I will not be writing much, as I don’t have a lot of spare time, but in reality, what there is there to say? This pair of John Lobbs (Paris) is absolutely epic, as they always are are….I tell you, that while JLP would not be in my favorite, I can really say that I have ever been less than amazed […]

May 21, 2012

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The Beauty Of Made To Order Shoes

Gaziano & Girling St. James II, Courtesy of Zimmermann & Kim Have you ever seen the coolest shoe ever, only that it came in just black or just brown or just some other color that you really didn’t fancy, or just thought was plain boring. I have….about a million times. And what did you do when this happened? Probably nothing, because what could you do, especially if this brand did not have any custom offerings […]

May 18, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Imai Hiroki Brogue Boots

The color red is so underutilized in the shoe industry, but can truly create some of the nicest pieces of footwear. Take these boots at top for example, they are absolutely amazing and are so due to their color. I mean, the black ones below are nice too but don’t stand a chance when put next to red ones. I guess it’s a tough color to get right though….too bright and no one would wear […]

May 17, 2012

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Black on Blue on Blue on Black!!

The more that I spend time here in England and the more this crappy weather prevails, the more I find myself wearing black and blue, together. Two to three years ago, I would have condemned this, but as the weather here is so unpredictable (literally being able to see 4 seasons within 10 minutes time), I constantly fear getting caught in a torrential downpour and ruining a pair of non-black shoes. Therefore, when I see […]

May 16, 2012

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The Perfect Shoe For Spring 2012

I have always had a hard time balancing smart and casual. I either tend to want to wear a suit with dress shoes, or jeans with trainers…only being forced to do the whole in-between as I have to for work. Part of this problem is finding the right shoe to tie together the smart-casual look. That, I think, has been my biggest problem. Suede is usually a good balance as it can be smart, but […]