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May 12, 2020

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A Custom Shoe Closet like No Other!

I have seen a lot of shoe closets in my time, mainly in photos, and most of them tend to look the same whereby you have those sloped shelves that leave the toes pointing downward, in a stacked-shelf system, much like in a shoe shop. But this one is unique as it is a side profile showing design, one you do not often see. This was custom built by the poster (on Facebook’s The Shoe […]

May 11, 2020

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Point de Paris – New French Shoemakers

There are some new shoemakers in town and their name is Point de Paris. They have been a while on Instagram, building up their presence as their ecommerce site was being built. And now that it is done, it is time to share them to the world. Point de Paris consist of 4 friends who were big-time shoe aficionados that decided to undertake the grand gesture of starting their own line. With all of their […]

May 8, 2020

Socks Maketh the Man

When you realize that socks make up a major piece to the puzzle of your outfit your world of opportunity is infinitely more complex in building the perfect combination. But creating your outfit is ultimately more fun too. Back in my more bold days, I had a friend that always wore Navy/Black socks and I always wondered why as he was very stylish guy, one of the most stylish in fact. Fast forward to present […]

May 6, 2020

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Unique Chelsea Boots by Antonio Meccariello

Prior to being a chelsea boot lover, admittedly I was a chelsea boot hater. There were two issues that were blocking my train of thought in that time (about 6-8 years ago). I found that most chelsea boots in the industry at the time used more robust, overly rounded lasts (in my opinion). Being someone of short to average stature, I never found that this look suited my way of dress or body frame. On […]

May 5, 2020

Winson Shoemaker – Next Level Craftsmanship from Indonesia

Indonesian shoemaker, Winson Shoemaker, has recently blown my mind with one of his latest pairs made for a prominent IG shoe aficionado @thatguysshoes . I was blown away when I saw this, not only for the beauty and craftsmanship of them but for the fact that it proves that with passion, persistence and belief in one’s self anyone on this wonderful planet can become what they wish to. In this case, the owner of Winson, […]

May 4, 2020

German Bespoke Shoemaker – Atelier Leonard Kahlcke

I love discovering new shoemakers. I love even more seeing new shoe designs though. Blend the two and it becomes a very exciting thing. German Bespoke shoemaker, Atelier Leonard Kahlcke is someone new to me and coming out with some very cool shoes. This penny loafer particularly caught my eye as something truly unique yet not overly crazy. A simple idea that is profoundly different and allows a lot of playfulness in the final product. […]

May 1, 2020

J.FitzPatrick Footwear – Sample Sale 2020 Now Live!

  Sample Sale 2020 Now Live! Right before the world shut down due to the current situation, J.FitzPatrick Footwear received a ton of Sample Sale stock that we had intended to ‘open’ our new shop in NYC with, as nothing draws a crowd like a sample sale does. Alas, that ‘opening’ did not happen in the time nor manner in which we had planned so decided it was best to simply launch it online as […]

April 30, 2020

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Herring Shoes – Wildsmith Shoes at 40% off + Free Shoe Trees!!!

It would appear that Herring Shoes is about to make a huge refresh on their Wildsmith collection as they are getting rid of all of their current selection, and may I say at probably the best deal ever. Not only are the shoes at 40% off, but on top of that you get a free pair of shoe trees that are valued at ~$75, which is a crazy good deal, especially when some of the […]

April 28, 2020

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Haybros Shoemakers – Kilt Brogue Monkstrap with Pizazz!

I just recently discovered a new shoemaker, called Haybros (on IG) but whose real name is Hayrapetyan Brothers and hail from Russia. The model that caught my eye was this very cool Kilty Monkstrap brogue, very reminiscent of the Saint Crispins one, but with additional broguing and a much heavier look. I have always adored this design (although I do not yet own one) but what I really liked about their version is actually chunkiness […]

April 27, 2020

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Saphir × Crockett & Jones

Two great giants have teamed together to create a special collection of shoe care. Last Winter Crockett & Jones decided that using the French based shoe care powerhouse, Saphir, as their core polish and shoe care accessories offering was the way to go. And so they teamed together to create C&J branded Saphir Medaille D’or shoe care range for the C&J shops and collection. This was a huge move for both companies in the efforts […]