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Monthly Archive: September 2013

September 30, 2013

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Stefano Bemer at New & Lingwood (Long Post)

As many of you have probably read, the shoes behind the Stefano Bemer brand have been implemented into the shop of New & Lingwood on Jermyn St. in London. This means that you are now able to go there and either purchase RTW shoes or place an order for MTO. To enquire for the possibility of bespoke, I believe that one would have to wait until the Bemer team make their bi-annual trip. As this […]

September 27, 2013

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Septieme Larguer’s New Tan Grain Winter Stock!

  I have always been torn when it comes to Longwings. I mean, I love brogues and I love a wingtip. But the idea of how heavy they look on one’s foot, particularly me being a small, skinny chap, has put me off for a long long time. But I just can’t deny the fact that I love the swooping of the cap all the way back to the heel. That feature alone has kept […]

September 26, 2013

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Meermin’s Green Cordovan Monks

I have never really been one of those people who was absolutely enamored with the idea of cordovan leather. I always felt, “gosh that is a high price for some stiff leather.” But it seems to be popular for a reason and when one puts a bit of thought into it, he/she must see that there has to be something special about it which thus makes it so popular. The Spanish makers seem to have […]

September 25, 2013

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Clairvoy – Last of the Independent French Bespoke Shoemakers?

A name you probably have never heard of (except maybe the once that I wrote about them way back when) that makes spectacular shoes in the typically French flair fashion, is Clairvoy. Having made their mark in bespoke shoes,both men and women dating back to 1945, it was only until recently that they decided to embark upon a men’s RTW collection. Something new to my ears as I had thought that they were still strictly […]

September 24, 2013

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New J.FitzPatrick Models/Website Coming

Dear Readers, Long posts have been far and few between these days and it’s not because I am becoming less dedicated to the blog, but more so that I am just so busy and am having a hard time finding a spare few hours to actually get them out, not to mention think of a subject that I have yet to write about. I NEED AN INTERN!!! That being, yesterday, a day that I usually […]

September 20, 2013

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Alexander The Great!! Patina Extraordinaire!

  Handing in your existing shoes and getting back something completely different is a good feeling. A feeling that I am sure that Mr. Alexander Nurulaeff, of Dandy Shoe Care, provides to many many people throughout the year. Recently I found myself not wearing a pair of my Ed Et Al ‘Amoy Quay’ loafers, a pair that I absolutely love, but originally done in a color that is not so suitable for London weather, nor […]

September 19, 2013

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Simple Elegance by Aubercy

This is probably the most beautiful simple shoe that I have ever seen. It’s just so elegantly plain, but has all of the little details that make it stand out from all of the other plain cap toe oxfords (those being shape, toe, construction, color etc.). And that is one thing that I love about Aubercy: their ability to make boring shoes look amazing! The pair that I have from them is a very simple […]

September 17, 2013

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Gaziano & Girling coming to America!

  Gaziano & Girling are hitting the States for the bi-annual trip to take orders on bespoke and MTO requests. So if you are interested in their illustrious product and fancy trying a pair out, make sure you find yourself at one of these locations, listed below. And simply feast your eyes on the capabilities that they possess!! Autumn 2013 USA and Canada Exhibition   Tony Gaziano and Dean Girling are delighted to inform you […]

September 16, 2013

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Stefano Bemer Is Back!! And Coming to London!

  While unfortunately the name of the title of this post is more figuratively speaking (and thus not literal), it still goes without saying that the Stefano Bemer name and company is now coming to London to take orders on bespoke footwear, for the very first time. It was always a hope of mine that Stefano’s brand and name would grow outside of his lovely home town of Florence, Italy and the few other places […]

September 12, 2013

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Saint Crispins’ MTO’s = AMAZING!!

The shoes shown in these pics here present some of the most vivid colors that I have ever seen on footwear outside of a professional patina, particularly that blue one as well as the wingtip loafer below. That’s one thing that I have always loved about Saint Crispins: their use of color, as well as how often they maintain the natural color of the stitching on the welt. When I saw these pics, I simply […]