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Monthly Archive: March 2015

March 11, 2015

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Spring Is Almost Here – Loafers Are Coming Out

I don’t know about the rest of the world, but the sun is finally starting to come out here in London. Don’t get me wrong it is still quite chilly, but at least it’s not pissing down with rain and wind, ugly and all. That being, you start to see people getting a little bit more bold in their attire, breaking out the loafers and for the really brave, their short and t-shirts. I saw […]

March 9, 2015

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The Brown Cap Toe by Riccardo Bestetti

I recently saw this picture of Jesper Ingevaldsson’s (of www.shoegazing.se) shoes by Riccardo Bestetti and re-fell in love with them again. I had first seen them in the flesh while visiting Bestetti’s factory and admired them for their simplistic beauty. While being a quite classic brown oxford, what really sets them apart is the color (hand patinated by Bestetti himself, and quite possibly Jesper too!) and the hand-woven like stitching that makes up the cap, throat line […]

March 6, 2015

Singapore Patina Sling – Septieme Largeur

I have been seeing the patina work coming from the Singapore branch of Septieme Largeur and I must say that it is all very intriguing. I particularly like their two toned full brogues patinas and think that they are quite fun. When you think about the endless possibilities that can be created with 2 colors it can be quite daunting and exciting at the same time. The green and blue one with purple accents is […]

March 4, 2015

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Parisian Gentleman 1st Commerical – NSFW

Dear Readers, I was recently exposed to Parisian Gentleman’s first ever commercial and I got to say that I find it quite interesting to say the least. There are many things in this world that many people would consider taboo to speak about but think what holds us back as society is being able to speak openly with each other about these things and then respect the other’s viewpoint without taking offense (me being one […]

March 3, 2015

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Norman Vilalta RTW and US Trunk Show Debut

After much anticipation Norman Vilalta is finally releasing his ready to wear brand at none other than Leffot of NYC, in the form of a trunk show. He will be doing so this March 5th and 6th at the illustrious New York City shoe shop and I can only say that I am happy for him. After having worked on this for a few years now and coming out with some very lovely and unique […]

March 2, 2015

Sample Sale Round 2: G&G x JF x TE x BE

Dear Readers, A further reminder about our second upcoming sample sale on Thursday 12th & Friday 13th March. After a successful first sample sale, we felt it only natural to host the second sale together. Prices starting at £250 for Gaziano & Girling and £150 for J.FitzPatrick. Joining us this time will be Bespoke England and a good amount of the stock they have from their site. The focus of this sample sale will be […]