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Monthly Archive: February 2015

February 10, 2015

Updates at Aubercy

  Yet another manic day trying to box up all of our stuff while at the same time trying to run a smooth business. Not an easy feat to say the least! Gosh I hate moving and to make it worse, not only are we moving business this month, but I will also be moving flats too!! Not my month! Oh well, at least it’s not raining outside. Okay, so I have been meaning to […]

February 9, 2015

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The Classic Adelaide

  I what I love about the adelaide oxford is that in the grand scheme of shoe designs, it is relatively new for being such a classic look. I am quite sure that it did not come around until the 70’s. In reality that last comment is just speculation but I don’t really recall ever seeing archival shoes that were adelaides, not at least the really old ones. Yet it has the feel of being […]

February 6, 2015

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The At Home Patina

So a client recently showed me his very first attempt at patina which I must say was quite impressive. His goal was not to look like a 5 year old had done it, and I have to say that what came out looks better than many of what the so-called patina artists produce. (Not ones that I show on the blog, but the countless others) Nicknaming it the ‘Tortoise’ look, I have to say that […]

February 5, 2015

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Gaziano & Girling Holkham

What’s funny is that I have been to the Gaziano & Girling shop about a million times now and have seen this shoe those same million times but it never really hit me like it did today when seeing their new photography on the website. And what dawned on me most, was the fact that out of the 80 or so pairs of dress shoes that I have, not one of them is a dark […]

February 3, 2015

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The Button Boot!!

Okay well it would appear that my prayers have been answered and what came from that is a button boot that is finally lasted and complete, after 3 years of prying my factory’s arm to get it done! But as they say, ‘good things come to those who wait!’ Now all I have to do is perfect it. Unfortunately stitching the button holes by hand wont be an option as there is no one around […]

February 2, 2015

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Another Trip to España!

    I just touched down in Madrid, heading to the factory that does the handstitching on our apron vamps and to see about creating some prototype driving shoes. Always loved driving shoes but hated the ridiculous prices that came attached to the big Italian brands. Lets see if I can create something good but also economic in pricing. After that I will be heading down to the South Central of Spain to go to […]