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Monthly Archive: December 2019

December 13, 2019

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Hancore – Your NYC Patina Artist

There are plenty of people in the US that want patina shoes. I am sure that Dandy Shoe Care’s largest client base is the USA. Yet there not have been so many patina artists stepping to plate and really becoming the US version of Dandy Shoe Care. And maybe because it is hard to beat DSC’s skills as one of the masters of the industry so people are willing to spend a ton of money […]

December 12, 2019

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TLB Mallorca – The New Adelaide

www.tlbmallorca.con For the longest time, the adelaide oxford often came in the same format as a cap toe brogue with adelaide facing and heel counter, all with brogueing. Every maker made it like this….until now. The world and shoe design is evolving and I, for one, am pleased to see it. And funny enough, the Spanish shoemakers have done a good job at this, for the adelaide oxfords of the industry. Carmina was the first […]

December 10, 2019

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Using Saphir to Get the Shine Results You Want!

It is not a coincidence that Instagram, YouTube and the rest of the web for that matter is riddled with people taking photos of their shiny shoes next to Saphir products. I can guarantee they are not all paid advertising. Sure a couple might be. But the majority are just normal shoe enthusiasts showing that a great product can give you the results you want with a little know-how and patience. And you can see […]

December 9, 2019

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Altan Bottier – Kubilaï Patina Now Available

In light of the grand popularity of the original Kubilaï winter hybrid boot by Altan Bottier, they have released a new, patina option version where you can now customize how you want yours to look. The standard offering is 7 colorways but they also have a special button that allows for you to realize your own patina. With consultation of course. I have been impressed with Altan for awhile now and they seem to keep […]

December 6, 2019

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Carmina GMTO – Fur Lined Boots

Carmina has recently launched a killer GMTO run of 4 Fur Lined boots for the Winter. Those of you who live in rough weather cities will know just how crucial it is to have warm footwear during those colder-than-life days that are all too familiar come the Jan/Feb months of terror! Truth be told, I used to always say, ‘Baahh, who needs a fur lined boot!’ You know, I tend to talk a lot of […]

December 5, 2019

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Crockett & Jones – The Ross Boot

Living in a city with often adverse and astronomically dynamic weather, such as NYC where it can change 20 degrees from one day to the next, you really get to appreciate a solid, rugged boot to keep you surviving those rough days. I have always appreciated the Coniston boot by Crockett & Jones, their most famous boot ever produced worn by the thousands on Instagram, but I was more thoroughly impressed when they launched their […]

December 4, 2019

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Gaziano & Girling – 25% off 4 Models for December

Gaziano & Girling doesn’t often go on sale, but it would appear that they are making way for new things as they are discounting 4 models at a nice price of 25% off which leads me to believe they are clearing stock to make room for others! For those that live outside of the EU, this discount puts these four models at £675 (circa $900) which is a crazy good price for a G&G mainline […]

December 2, 2019

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The Best Stocking Stuffers

I used to hate when my great grandparents would give me white socks each year for my Christmas present. They were millionaires and had a 15 foot tree (no joke) and I loved them, but when it came to giving presents, they were cheap as f**k! And so growing up I hated the idea of getting and buying socks until one day I realized how amazing socks can be. I stopped wearing white socks the […]