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Monthly Archive: January 2014

January 9, 2014

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The U-Cap Brogue

Why did the U-cap not ever become popular? I mean, in theory, it is not as conventional as a cap toe but is less risky/fancy than a wingtip (aesthetically speaking). Yet how often do you see them? Hardly ever. I think that I can count on one hand how many makers that I have seen use one in their collection: VASS, Carmina (by special request for, Edward Green (below) and this Ralph Lauren (above, […]

January 8, 2014

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Rudolf/Markus Scheer Shoes

There is definitely no shortage of bespoke shoemakers in the world, that’s for sure. One that I have yet to talk about but that definitely deserves attention is that of Rudolf Scheer & Sons, who I believe is now headed by one of those sons (grandsons to be exact!), whose name is Markus. The Austrian shoemakers have been making shoes since the early 1800’s, which if you start to ponder will you thus realize is […]

January 7, 2014

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A Day of Pictures

Miyagi Kogyo Ed Et Al Dimitri Bottier Edward Green Bestetti, courtesy of En Grande Pompe JM Weston, courtesy of En Grande Pompe

January 6, 2014

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The Corthay Ghillie

I have always had this love/hate with the ghillie style shoe. It’s intriguing because it is different, but it usually makes a nice shoe look very casual and at some times, just outright ugly. Some have done it nicely and made it look wearable while others just butcher it all up trying to make it look too much like the way that it would have been back when they wore it for practical purposes. But […]

January 3, 2014

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The Single Monkstrap Shoe

For the last few years double monks have been all the rage in the shoe industry. And while I think that double monks will be popular for a while still to come, I do believe that the single monk will soon start to replace it as the dominating monk of the shoe industry. For me, personally, I have always like a single monk better than a double. It just seems so more much sleek and […]

January 2, 2014

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Bespoke Berluti To Kick Off The New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR MY DEAR READERS!!! I hope that all of you had a great holiday season and that you are ready for a great 2014! I know that I am! To kick it off, I thought that I would share with you some beautiful bespoke Berluti’s that were commissioned by a dear blog reader. The first pair shown at the top, needless to say, is utterly brilliant (without exaggeration). Not only have I never […]