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Monthly Archive: February 2013

February 12, 2013

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Education Of Shoes Or Serious Lack Thereof

When I think of my blog, I see that I am generally one sided in what I put on it, in the sense that I focus on expensive shoes. I like to think that instead of referring to them as expensive, I think of them as high quality shoes. Granted, in defense to myself, I do like to find good quality shoes that are also at a very low (relatively speaking) price, like Ed Et […]

February 11, 2013

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Gaziano & Girling St. James

Picture Courtesy of En Grande Pompe There is nothing like a nice adelaide. It fills all of the requirements of a nice brogue but for me just adds a bit of specialness having the facing as one piece instead of the full brogue (which I love too) that has all of the pieces that a shoe can have. Every now and then, you get a full brogue that just looks a bit too cluttered, too […]

February 8, 2013

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Vistis From PG, New Chisel Toe Last & Possible New Marcos Model

So as many of you may know, last week I was off at my factory, doing a bit of QC on the production, as well as thinking about the future and preparing for progress. While there I stumbled upon an error model that the factory made, just which happened to be something that I found quite appealing and that was my Marcos model (pictured above and below) in black box calf and black suede. What […]

February 7, 2013

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Brogues For Life!

I tend to think of myself as a hardcore shoe fanatic, sometimes asking myself ‘why do you like shoes so much?’ But then I see this guy’s feet and realize that I don’t have anything on him. I mean, I have tattoos and I love shoes, but I would never do this. And that is not to say that I don’t like this. I think that it is brilliant, but just a bit too hardcore, […]

February 6, 2013

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Reader’s Questions, Sharing Experiences & Saint Crispins For Your Pleasure!

So, two things recently came up that I thought that I would share with all of you. The first being a few questions that the average person whom is not yet a shoe geek might have in regards to shoe shining and the latter being an inspirational story. The pictures in this case are all unrelated but just so you how amazing Saint Crispins shoes are!! 1. READER: Thanks again for your original post and […]

February 5, 2013

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Materna Boots – Built To Last

Well, it would seem that the busy life of a shoe shiner and upcoming shoe designer is starting to take its toll on the ‘ol blog. As most of you may know, on Mondays, I usually like to start my week with a nice long post with a bit more informative content with respects to my other daily rants. As you can tell, it’s now Tuesday and I am still struggling to get out more […]

February 4, 2013

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Bespoke Maftei? Why not?!!

While I do love my wholecuts, free of anything at all, I must admit that I do think that I prefer it with a tad bit of brogueing, just to spice it up a bit. This lovely model here, made by Maftei, is the perfect example of a tiny bit of detailed brogueing just to separate the otherwise complete blank canvas that would be without it. But what I really like most about this shoe […]

February 1, 2013

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A Lovely Line Up!

Photo Courtesy of Style Forum It’s always real interesting (for me) to see the shoes that other people like and therefore buy. Mainly you find that most people tend to stick to black, and possibly venture into the arena of brown. As much as I love a nice brown shoe and even a unique black one, there is nothing better than seeing a shoe in a beautiful blue or green shade. It’s even better when […]