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Monthly Archive: November 2016

November 12, 2016

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Aubercy Part 3: Masaru Okuyama, Tuczek, Anthony Cleverley

Another project that Xavier Aubercy has just started working on is the publicizing of other less known shoemakers from the various countries around the world that one may not think about. That being, because Xavier loves the idea of well-made, put-your-heart-into-it footwear, he is doing his best to spread the name of less known artists, such as Masaru Okuyama, in order to spread the love, so to speak. I thought that this was so brilliant. […]

November 11, 2016

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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SHOES PART 6: 51-60

  ***Pics in post have nothing to do with the post itself, except the last picture which is in reference to rule 50.**** 51. One rule in this long list stated that shoe fit is subjective. While this is true on a personal level, the way a shoe should really fit is by hugging your foot, like a glove does to your hand. The reason why is due to arch placement (which translates how much […]

November 10, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear Now Stocked in Canada + Updates

  Our shoes, J.FitzPatrick Footwear, have recently been picked up by Canadian shoe shop, GS Douville and our now available for purchase at their quaint shop in Montreal, Quebec  n. This marks our 4th stockist around the world and I couldn’t be more grateful for these shops believing in our product and wanting to share it with their clientele. What I loved about GS Douville’s choice of product was that most of them were something […]

November 9, 2016

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Septieme Largeur New A/W16 Collection Now Available!

Septieme Largeur have been hitting the design books for creating something truly unique this A/W, which comes as no surprise. Here you have three boots done differently, not drastically different, but different. While the double buckle monk lace boot is a bit much for my taste, I quite like the other two, particularly the double buckle short boot in suede and the derby boot in leather. I could see both of them getting used a […]

November 8, 2016

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Barbanera Launches Online Shop

After several years of making MTO shoes via mail order, Barbanera has finally hit the big time and opened up their first online shop with an extensive Ready to Wear stock offering. Therefore, you no longer need to wait a few months to get a pair of Barbanera shoes, that is of course, you still want to participate in the MTO offering. I am very happy for them too as I have been telling them […]

November 3, 2016

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Sartorial Trips – Trunk Show Votes

In a world with a lot of sartorial companies from the different industries i.e. shoes, clothing, suiting etc., it can be very challenging keeping up with the latest trunk shows in/around/or semi-near to your area. A couple people recently have made it easier for you to find out the whereabouts of your favorite shoemaker or bespoke suit maker by putting the information of many makers travels, all on one page/site. Those two people are Simon […]

November 2, 2016

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Fugashin – The Vietnamese Takeover!

I have long known about the capabilities of goodyear welted shoe factories in SE Asia, but never had I seen workmanship quite like that of the shoes of Fugashin-Saigon who own a factory in Vietnam. The waist work, shape of lasts, Norwegian stitching and pattern design is that of the level of handgrade shoes valued at +£700 and while I do not yet know their European price, I am quite sure they cost a fraction […]