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Monthly Archive: March 2013

March 12, 2013

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Hoxton Hotel Pop Up in London

† Dear All, This weekend I will be participating in a pop up event at the ever so chic and cool Hoxton Hotel. It looks to be quite a fun event with a lot of up-and-coming young businesses in London, such as myself! There, I (and the rest of the attendees) will be offering exclusive prices for our products that will not be seen again. While I unfortunately will not have my shoes for sale, […]

March 11, 2013

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Crockett & Jones for Japanese Market

I have explained this once before, I believe, but what many of you might not know is that for certain markets, like Japan, shoes are made especially for the needs of that market. What threw me off about this shoe, by Crockett & Jones, is the fact of how dainty it was. Now, I know from seeing G&G bespoke shoes made by their Japanese maker for their Japanese clients, that many Japanese customers like a […]

March 7, 2013

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Angelo Galasso – A Bit of Fabric Action!

We all know how much I love a bit of fabric/cloth mixed in with a pair of shoes, and this one here by Angelo Galasso is a great example. What he did here quite strongly reminds me of the one that I did in conjunction with Gaziano & Girling, albeit certain details differ between the two. Lovely nonetheless and I love the fabric that he did use, almost like a light canvas looking material. For […]

March 6, 2013

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Edwin Clapp…Vintage Extraordinaire

(picture courtesy of Classic Shoes for Men Seeing vintage shoes is always a treat for me as it represents a time where our traditional oxford (the way in which we see it today) was relatively new and therefore shoemakers then were among the first to create many of the styles that you see today, like these spectators. While not as old as others (circa 1930’s-40’s), Edwin Clapp was a great American classic that made exquisite […]

March 5, 2013

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The Lazyman Trend….Not My Thing

Picture Courtesy of Rugged Old Salt Koji Suzuki makes a beautiful shoe…without question. And this shoe is no exception. But what I have a hard time coming to terms with is the fact that this is an oxford, with what appears to be fully functional laces, but still has the side gusset that you would find the lazyman’s brogue. That leads me to therefore believe that the side gusset is now an accessory of design, […]

March 4, 2013

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Altan Saddle Oxford

Purple and tan? Whoever would have thought? Definitely not me….I am still deciding whether or not I would even wear them. Who are we kidding, we all know that I would!! But anyway, as I have beaten into all of your heads, I never tire of the color combinations that I find off the pages of En Grande Pompe from all of the participants’ MTO concoctions that they create. The beauty of MTO is that […]

March 1, 2013

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Meermin Mallorca Greatness!!!

Dear Readers, So, today is another day that I simply don’t have the capacity to think of witty or intelligent things to say, nor do I really have the time, so as always to make up for my lack of attention to the writing content, I am leaving you with some MTO greatness done by Meermin Mallorca…..the depth of their abilities as you will see in these pictures is quite astonishing….simply lovely are all of […]