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Monthly Archive: March 2016

March 8, 2016

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Stephane Jimenez – The Next Great French Shoemaker

When I say the words, Stephane Jimenez, many of you won’t know what that means or who it is. But you should if you fancy yourself a shoe connoisseur. The reason being is that he is the next French bespoke maker to be reckoned with. And when I say that, I say that his level of skill is upwards to that of Anthony Delos, Dimitri Gomez and Pierre Corthay (the man, not the brand). And […]

March 7, 2016

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Bontoni ‘Incanto’ for Bergdorf Goodman

  Last time I was in NYC (Nov ’15), I took my typical stroll from Leffot in the Village, up to 6th and about 40th or so, across to 5th and then up to Bergdorfs and I saw this shoe by Bontoni. —This is my usual routine when I get to NYC. It not only allows me to take the city for all of its glory with a nice 50-block walk, but is also the perfect […]

March 4, 2016

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Don’t Sleep on Burgundy Shoes – Stefano Bemer

When most men think of burgundy shoes what probably pops into their head is one of two things; 1. Penny or tassel loafers from some 100 year old company or some tanker like Alden derby shoe. But when I think of burgundy shoes, something along the lines of these Stefano Bemer leather/suede combination oxfords pops into my head. And why shouldn’t it? These are hands down one of the most attractive pairs of shoes that […]

March 2, 2016

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Navy Shell Cordovan by Trickers

If you want boots that will last you not only the rest of your life but quite possibly that of your son and maybe even grandson’s life, then what you want to look into is shell cordovan from Horween, made by Trickers. The boots shown in this thread –courtesy of quite possibly the biggest collector of cordovan boots– are the ideal example of one of these boots that will stand the test of time and […]

March 1, 2016

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Contemplated Medallions

Making a medallion for your shoes is not easy, let me tell you. Not only for the fact that it has to fit a certain confined space but also has to be (‘should be’ for the sake of brands with less integrity) something that is original. The only problem is that it is hard to make it original, attractive and well fitting to your toe shapes. We recently hired a new person in the company […]