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Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 31, 2013

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Japanese Shoemaking Shoe Porn (At it’s finest my friends)

Anybody fancy donating me a round trip ticket from London to Tokyo? Because I really just can’t handle it anymore, I have to go!!! Seriously, there is nothing really more that I can say to describe the phenomenal work that Japanese shoemakers do. The detailing on this spectator above is beyond earthly description. I mean even if you did not like spectators or two toned shoes, one could simply not say that they don’t appreciate […]

May 30, 2013

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Shoe Wardrobe Envy

Some guys get a bit of money, buy themselves a nice car, a nice watch, a monstrous TV or some other expensive gadget, but like this guy, I would just buy myself a bunch of shoes and an amazing wardrobe to house them all. Seriously, to need a ladder just to reach the top shelf of your wardrobe is simply on another level. His ceilings must be at least 15-20ft high, which is simply something […]

May 29, 2013

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Black Suede Fringe Tassel Loafer by Carreducker

I never understood why black suede has not been more utilized in high end, quality footwear. I mean, if you want something smart, but casual at the same time, and love the color black (as most men do) then black suede (in my mind) would be the perfect option. But yet finding black suede in a shoe shop is like looking for the holy grail, it simply does not really exist. This makes me want […]

May 27, 2013

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear Update

It’s been awhile since I actually gave any of you the progress of my own venture into the shoe industry. Therefore, I thought that now would be a good time to let you know what has been going on and what you can expect from the future. So, it’s now been two months and a week or so since I officially launched my shoe range, J.FitzPatrick, at No.1 Savile Row inside Gieves & Hawkes. I […]

May 24, 2013

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Rants, Raves, Braves & Some Shoe Porn

Today is just one of those days where I am quite bored of talking about shoes and find myself a bit more inclined to talk about something that bothers me a bit, not in the sense that it personally disrupts my being, but rather makes me feel sad for society and how we are becoming (or rather how we have always been….). Like many of the people who live in London, I am subjected to […]

May 23, 2013

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Mes Chausettes New Selection + Brick & Mortar Shop

My favorite sock suppliers have recently undergone a big revamp of their company, not only by nearly doubling their selection of beautiful socks, but even more impressive by opening up their own lovely boutique in the wonderful city of Paris. Much like myself, the individuals at Mes Chausettes Rouges are a group of young, driven individuals of whom I believe are leading the way not only in sock offerings but also in customer service & […]

May 21, 2013

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Spring/Summer 2013 Scarpe di Bianco Goodness

What I really like about Scarpe di Bianco is the fact that they have new models to drool over each season. Most shoe companies of this level don’t have such frequent new offerings, which makes it so that you have to chose from their ever-current stock, unless that is that they have a brilliant MTO program, which makes it so that you can have a new thing under the sun anytime that you wanted. But […]

May 17, 2013

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Bestetti Back at it Again – Seamless Wholecuts and Such!

There is something magical about Riccardo Bestetti’s shoes. It’s hard to pinpoint it as there are so many factors that make them beautiful and maybe that is it. The conglomeration of all the small details, i.e. the hand-finishing, the elegant and tightly shaped lasts, the magnificent and unique patterns, the high sheen polish etc….. Nearly every time I see a new one, I fall in love. Each one of these shown is amazing, particularly the […]

May 16, 2013

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Leatherfoot Online Shoe Stock – Heavy, Heavy Shoe Porn!!

Carmina – Ruby shell cordovan Can’t remember whether or not I mentioned this before on the blog (but I am sure that I did), that a new shop in Toronto, Canada (called Leatherfoot) just recently opened, selling the likes of G&G, Saint Crispins, Alfred Sargent, Carmina and La Cordennerie Anglaise. I just recently perused the site and found what looked like the holy grail of online shoe shopping. I mean, there was everything from these […]

May 15, 2013

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Black Patent Shoes – No Longer Necessary….

I remember when wearing patent shoes as a non-formal piece of footwear became all the rage. I was working for Nordstrom at the time and every Italian shoemaker was bringing them in their new collections, having 2-4 different models in patent leather alone. It was the time of the bling, and I must admit, even I wanted to get in on it. I therefore found myself buying a pair of black patent Ferragamo loafers even […]