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Monthly Archive: October 2012

October 31, 2012

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Some More Patina Greatness….More Art Than Shoe!

† There aren’t many shoes that I would be afraid to wear, but in the case of this model above (by Corthay), I think that I would just might have to leave it sitting in a glass case, for fear of ever ruining that amazing patina. And while many of the more practical people in the world, may look at this and think, “who the f*** would wear that?”, I am thinking, “Who the in […]

October 30, 2012

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Tadeusz Januszkiewicz Rendition of EG Brummel

Photo Courtesy of Style Forum How cool would it be if someone created a competition whereby every shoemaker in the world was to take one pattern (say this Brummel one for example) and make it to their interpretation to then be judged on by a panel of ‘shoe experts’? For me, that would be a fun project and would really bring out the idea of how different shoes from different countries possess their own aesthetic, […]

October 26, 2012

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Anthony Delos Bespoke – Designed By A Blog Reader

Let me start off by saying, that I always appreciate it when any of you come to visit me and say hi. This always gives me great pleasure as I have said before because without all of you, there would be no reason to continue writing. I know that many of you may not ever get the ability to visit, as you may live in other countries too far away, but hopefully in the future […]

October 23, 2012

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Yet Another Japanese Shoemaker – Kunai Atsushi

Lately, as you may know, I have been so busy that it’s been hard to think, let alone keep up with everything that I need to do. And part of what I needed to do yesterday, was tell all of you that I was going to Spain, of which I am now in, and therefore might not be able to post as much. But luckily for all of you, I had a spare 30 minutes […]

October 22, 2012

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Bocache e Salvucci – The Next Italian Greats?

It’s really hard to keep up with every shoe brand out there, and more and more, I feel that even though I spend hours and hours researching, there are still so many brands making beautiful shoes that I have never even heard of….part of me (the egotistical side) gets a bit sensitive telling myself that I should be able to hold a conversation with anyone about all of the greats, but how can I if […]

October 19, 2012

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Instagram + Shoes = The Future….

Vintage Boots from circa 1920’s If you have a smartphone, you should probably get Instagram. Now, I am not one for tweeting my thoughts or updating every 5 seconds what I do in my life, but I must say that I love taking pictures of shoes, altering the effect of the picture and then sharing it….you see, the time in my day is far and few between for reading, but to simply look at pictures […]

October 18, 2012

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Farfalla Shoes – The Armoury

There aren’t many shoes styles that I don’t own that I have been dying to get, but out of the few that there actually are, the Belgian styled loafer is definitely near the top! I have always been so curious about these unmistakeably distinguished loafers, mainly for the simple fact that the piping/bow always contrasts to the rest of the shoe, which as many of you know, is something (contrasting) that I quite fancy. I […]

October 17, 2012

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear Update

Ladies & Gentleman, The time is almost near for the long anticipated launch of my footwear collection, J.FitzPatrick. Here you can see about two thirds of my collection and get a true idea of how it is going to look. While these are nearly all 100% done, there will still be a few minor detail changes to one or two patterns. It has been officially confirmed that I will be launching my range at Gieves […]

October 16, 2012

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Persona Footwear

A few weeks/months back, I did a post about customized loafers/shoes and one of the brands that I highlighted was Persona. Out of that interest in the subject, the owner Derrick, emailed me and offered to make me a pair in order to show me what the company was all about. Being the shoe fanatic that I am, I kindly accepted and began thinking about what I wanted. Being that the company is based around […]

October 15, 2012

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Septieme Largeur Fall/Winter Product

A trip to Paris is not complete without me giving Septieme Largeur a visit to see what they have been cooking up! And it just so happened that a lot of their Fall/Winter 2012 product was coming in and I had the chance to take a couple of snaps for all of you to preview. I never tire of this brand because there is always something fresh to see, whether it’s a new patina color/variation […]