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Monthly Archive: August 2012

August 31, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Septieme Largeur ‘Clean’ Patina

There are many different types of patinas out there, and many things that you can do on a shoe when it is a blank canvas. I remember the first ‘patinas’ that I ever saw, in the sense that the shoe must have been made on a crust leather (white un-colored leather), and then dyed at the factory. They were on ready made shoes, were of Italian brands, and came in colors like red, green, blue […]

August 30, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Camouflage Patina by Alexander Nurulaeff

Camouflage has been quite popular as of lately, particularly in dress casual footwear. I have never really been a huge fan of it myself, nor the idea of wearing it, but that has never stopped me from appreciating it, particularly when it’s done in a manner such as this one here by Mr. Alexander Nurulaeff of Dandy Shoe Care. The pink tongue addition was a nice touch that I think helps to separate it from […]

August 28, 2012

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How To Become A Shoe Designer

(this will be ongoing until the end of it says “finished”) Part 1: I remember when I decided that I wanted to become a shoe designer and have a shoe brand that either had my name or a name that I created associated with it. I remember thinking, ‘how the heck am I going to get there?’  All I had known prior to that, was learning how to start a company while at University (as part […]

August 27, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Spectators

Dear Readers, I am sorry but I won’t have enough time today to bust out my usual long Monday post, but I promise that I will do my best to get it out by tomorrow. Therefore, I am going to leave you with a bit of spectator shoe porn that should have you yearning to go get yourself a pair, or two! You see, the beauty of this type of shoe (with 3-5 different pieces […]

August 25, 2012

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Forgot To Mention…. (+ some shoe porn!)

Dear Readers, I forgot to mention to all of you yesterday, that as of tomorrow, I will be on a 12-day holiday in a remote country (AKA Albania = wife’s decision + free lodging), with limited access to Wifi. Therefore, while I will still be putting up posts on the blog, I will be a lot less attentive to answering comments and emails. Getting that out of the way, I thought that I would quickly […]

August 24, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Grenson Heritage/Ground Zero Collections

Many people may associate Grenson with their relatively new stylized shoe range made in India that have been blowing-away the fashion side of the shoe industry, but what many people tend to forget is that Grenson still make a very nice, well-made classic shoe, right here in England. And that nice shoe can be found through their Heritage and Ground Zero collections as shown by the models presented here. The longwing brogues are to die […]

August 22, 2012

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More Bestetti Goodness

It’s rare to meet someone so passionate about something that they end up truly dedicating their entire life to it. Passion like this is often rare as it’s frightening to be dedicated to only one thing, as the risk of failure makes it hard to swallow the idea of having to fall back on anything else. But when you do meet someone like this, they are usually among the best in their field, such as […]

August 21, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Random Beauties

Gaziano & Girling Dear All, I have been filming all day long and simply don’t have enough time to write anything out, so I will leave you a bunch of lovely shoes from pictures of the amazing Tumblr blog, Rugged Old Salt. Best, Justin, “The Shoe Snob” Gaziano & Girling Saint Crispins This and bottom ones Spigola by Koji Suzuki

August 20, 2012

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Foot Versus Shoe Style

Saion – Derby good for wide feet with high insteps There are many types of feet in this world, most of which would not be labeled as ‘normal.’ If you happen to be one of those people who was not graced with these wonderfully ‘normal’ feet (such as myself) then you may have at one point in your life wondered, “what shoe (and/or style) will suit me best in fit and comfort?” That’s the big […]

August 17, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Stefano Bemer Spectators MTO

Carrying on the subject of green in one’s attire (from yesterday’s post), are a pair of MTO Stefano Bemers that were originally made for a Japanese customer, that for some reason did not take them and ended up in the hands of one of my blog readers whom comes from my old stomping grounds of Firenze. The cool thing about this, in my opinion, is the fact that Stefano actually had leather of these two […]