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Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 7, 2014

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Another Trip to Aubercy

During my last trip to Paris, I managed to sneak by the shop one of my favorite shoemakers in the whole world: Aubercy. It’a always nice to see my good friend Xavier (the CEO), his family and any new shoe models that they were working on. However, my main intentions were to actually inquire more about their bespoke shoe program, which I had heard had taken a turn since the last time that I was […]

May 6, 2014

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Septieme Largeur Goes Italian

I love it when a shoe company attempts a stereotypical design characteristic of another country. For example the chisel toe, which I believe to be historically English has been attempted by many other countries. I particularly love the way that the French shoemakers do a chisel. Not to take away from the English companies, but the French ones, to me, seem to add something to it that makes it more favorable in my eyes. That […]

May 2, 2014

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The Patina – The Big Craze

The patina has definitely been the biggest trend in men’s footwear within the past few years. This trend, as big as it has gotten, I only feel is still just beginning. Let’s look at the history…… It was introduced to the world by none other than the likes of Berluti, back when they were a company pioneering many wonderfully new ideas. The first freelance patina artist was Hom Nguyen (who has later moved on to […]