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September 30, 2020

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Yeossal Launches GMTO

Singaporean menswear atelier, Yeossal, has recently introduced their new ‘Collection Group Order,’ which is essentially a GMTO of sorts on their Handwelted Boot Range. This might not seem like news to you, but what is different to other GMTO’s is that you do not have to order the boot exactly as shown. This is just the example of the model that is available, but once you get into the product’s page you can start to […]

September 28, 2020

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Corduroy Sneakers – Ankari Fluross

  I have always been a sucker for corduroy. So much so, that I have two bespoke suits in it ;-). Funny enough, I do not have my shoes in it though, but that is mainly as I think that it would be a harder sell in dressier footwear so am hesitant to release them. But these corduroy sneakers by Ankari Fluross are super cool, particularly the dark brown one. I almost felt tempted to […]

September 23, 2020

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The Henry II Adelaide – Herring Shoes

I love a good adelaide. And it would appear a lot of other people do too as they are becoming more and more the staple oxford choice not only in shoemaker’s collections but also in consumers wardrobes and daily wear. While the traditional cap toe oxford still reigns supreme in the realm of dress attire I have a feeling that its time is coming as go-to dress shoe and feel that the adelaide will be […]

September 21, 2020

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The Brown Suede Derby Boot

I like the Sun but I am not a Summer guy. Growing up in Seattle the most beautiful season there is easily Autumn and the weather all year round is most similar to Autumnal weather in any regular city that does not rain 50% of the time. With that in mind, Autumn has always been my favorite. Sartorially, it has been mainly for two reasons. 1. I love boots. And 2. I love to layer […]

September 18, 2020

Altan’s Norwegian Wholecuts – A New Trend?

I have been seeing a lot of Norwegian stitching lately, on several different brands but no one has shown it more than Altan Bottier, of Paris. With their skills in patina and specialization of making elegant wholecut oxfords, they have made a collection of Norwegian wholecuts in various colors and styles (dress vs ‘sport’). I never personally like the Norwegian stitch but like psychology would predict in successful marketing the more that you see something, […]

September 16, 2020

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New Button Boots at J.FitzPatrick Footwear

  Now that the Summer Sale is over, we can finally start working on our upcoming A/W Collection which has some exciting things apart of it with a few new models, some very unique concepts, and a new style of leather coloring (soon to come). To kick it off, we are launching our button boots, a J.FItzPatrick favorite, in our two new colorways. The model is the Blue Ridge which is our unique take of […]

September 14, 2020

Graziat Taipei – Mind Blowing Apron Derby Boots

Graziat Taipei is really doing some impressive work these days. Mind-blowing stuff in my opinion. Their shoemaking and design are quite different, quite intriguing and quite impeccable, at least from the pictures. I can only imagine that in person they are even better. I like that they have their own styling and details that you do not see elsewhere. These, for example, are the cornered angles on the soles, at the joints and tips. Not […]

September 11, 2020

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Last Weekend of Summer Sale – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

It is your last chance to grab up to 40% off on some of J.FitzPatrick’s models that are soon leaving the collection, not to mention the 20% off the Core Models that are classic favorites in my brand, like the elegant Tony II, the Button Boots and the triple-stitch Magnolia cap toe oxford.There is lots to be had but little time left to take advantage of some of the best prices you will find in […]

September 10, 2020

Unboxing Series – Paul Parkman

Here is an unboxing video on Turkish shoemaker, Paul Parkman, who is easily making some of the boldest and unique footwear in the market today. Not your average Goodyear welted classic shoes that I tend to speak on but throwing a bit of a curveball in the mix for all of you that appreciate the more flashy side of the shoe industry! Find this pair at Paul Parkman Online  

September 2, 2020

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The Sharpest Derby I Have Seen

If you have read my blog for more than a year you probably know that I am not a huge fan of derby shoes. Something about them just doesn’t really appeal to me in the same way that oxfords and other dress styles do. But I say this as a dress shoe. I like them as more “casual” styles. But always found it weird when guys wore casual derbies with suits. It never sat right […]