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Monthly Archive: June 2012

June 11, 2012

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Why Is America Still So Far Behind

Goodyear welted Santoni – retailed at $975 5 years ago I used to think that I knew so much about shoes, back when I was just a salesman at Nordstrom and had yet to embark on my European adventures. I won’t hesitate to say though that due to my passion for shoes, I did know more than my co-workers, which ultimately is quite sad when I think about it because looking back it at now […]

June 8, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Caulaincourt Bucks’

Dear Readers, I am finally back in town, after about a 24 hour (including 8 hours lost) day of traveling, and to be honest I feel good to be back. For all of those that have written to me, but have yet to hear a response, I promise that I will get on top of the emails and respond to all of you. I thank you for your patience. And another thing, please do send […]

June 6, 2012

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The Best Shoemaker You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

In light of recent events (emails) and the fact that it would appear that some people are confused as to what I am actually doing, I wish to explain a few things about my first experiences with high end shoes and shoemakers. When I first discovered that I wanted to start my own shoe line, as a business minded individual, I decided that I wanted to learn AS MUCH as I could about shoes, from […]

June 4, 2012

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The Beauty of a Custom Patina

It’s my last day in Seattle and therefore I am trying to use my limited time to spend with all of my friends and family, which ultimately meanss that I don’t have a lot of time for the blog today. I will do my best tomorrow to have a long post up, but there will not be any guarantees. In the meanwhile, I will leave you with a pair of J.M. Westons’ that Paulus Bolten […]

June 1, 2012

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When a Shoe Looks Like a Piece of Art

The problem with bespoke shoes, is that sometimes they look so damn good that they don’t even look like footwear, more just look like art for the sake of showcasing. For me, Riccardo Bestetti’s shoes resemble this idea, probably more so than any other maker that I know. The reason that I say this, even though I may believe other makers make shoes more directed to my particular taste, is the fact that when I […]