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Monthly Archive: January 2013

January 28, 2013

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A Surge Of New Shoe Stores

Men are becoming far more intelligent when it comes to shoes, and distinguishing the ones that separate themselves from the rest of the garbage out there. I like to think that many of the visionaries like Steven Taffel of Leffot, Tom Park of Leather Soul, Reto Zimmermann of Zimmermann & Kim, Mark Cho of The Armoury and the many bloggers out there, like myself, Mr. Hugo Jacomet & Mr. Simon Crompton (to name a few) […]

January 25, 2013

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Gaziano & Girling x Kevin Seah – First Singapore Trunk Show

Gaziano & Girling will be hosting their first ever trunk show in Singapore, one week from today (Feb.1st) , in association with Kevin Seah Bespoke. The show will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel and will go until the 2nd of February. At the trunk show, Gaziano & Girling will be showcasing the release of their new formal/evening collection (shown below). The new models will currently be available on a Made-To-Order or Bespoke basis […]

January 24, 2013

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Prince Charles Visits Crockett & Jones

Just recently HRH Prince Charles embarked on a two day journey, visiting factories around England, on a quest to reinvigorate and celebrate the idea of British engineering and manufacturing. For me this represents an important subject as many of the things that we use and like, are made by skilled workers in factories around not only the UK, but all over the world. In the modern day world however, I feel that the idea of […]

January 23, 2013

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Doing Black Differently

I used to go on a bit of a rant about black shoes in my early Snob times, but having moved to London, matured a bit (just only) and been subjected to a lot of wet days, my fondness for black shoes has began to flourish. I also think that part of it was all my shining of black shoes. Something about a black shoe being shined just on the caps is simply amazing….that being […]

January 22, 2013

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Ordering Shoes Online – With Assistance

Aubercy So as most of you may know, I have just recently put up a post with regards to pre-ordering my collection before they are currently available, as a way to give you all first stabs at my first range of footwear. It has been exciting and I appreciate all of you that have pre-ordered a pair or two. One of the challenging aspects of it, however, is relaying the sizing of the shoes to […]

January 21, 2013

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The Burnished Toe

Shoes by Edward Green… I remember when the darker toes of dress shoes was quickly becoming all of the rage. Every single Italian maker was doing it and it was almost as if you couldn’t find a shoe that did not have a burnish on it, at least in the States. Like most things, it seemed to be a fad, one that would pass as time went on, yet to this day, while not as […]

January 18, 2013

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J.FitzPatrick Shoe Range

At long last, here is the shoe line that many of you have been waiting for!! I thank all of those that have been supporting the dream since day one and I also thank those that put in their pre-orders. I am excited to get them on the shelves of Gieves & Hawkes, No.1 Savile Row and consequently on all of your feet! Stay tuned, as March is just around the corner! -Justin, “The Shoe […]

January 17, 2013

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Bestetti’s New English Chisel Toe

Bestetti’s shoes are so beautiful they almost don’t look real. That’s the feeling I get when I look at the picture above. It’s so pristine and flawless and it’s not easy to make shoes look that way, which gives me the feeling that it can’t be an actual shoe, just a mirage of one!! Anyway, this is the new “English” last (chisel toe) as he calls it, that Bestetti just came out with. Of course […]

January 16, 2013

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Two Tone Magic – G&G

† Most of you may know that the Astaire, by Gaziano & Girling, is my favorite model of theirs. Every single little thing about it is top notch and I always love to see it done up in new colorways. This combination here, intrigued me at first glance, as I didn’t find it that appealing. After mulling it over a bit, staring at it and imagining different trousers with it, it started to grow on […]

January 14, 2013

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Altan – Something To Admire

Dear Readers, So, yesterday I was up at 7:30am (my only day off) to go shoot the photography of my shoes. I did not get home until about 8:30pm, so needless to say I had a long day. Because of this, and just being quite drained period, I simply don’t have the energy nor brain capacity to write a long post today. I am sorry. In the meanwhile, I hope that you can enjoy these […]