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March 20, 2019

LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW 2019 – BRAND SHOWCASE #10 – SKOLYX/TLB MALLORCA

  LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW 2019 – BRAND SHOWCASE #10 – SKOLYX / TLB MALLORCA   The final exhibitor to highlight ahead of Saturday’s London Super Trunk Show is Skolyx/TLB Mallorca, who have shoes ranging from Skolyx affordable Spanish made welted shoes starting at £160, to the new TLB Mallorca Artista range with impressive specs for £365, which has its world premiere at the event. The Skolyx/TLB label sort of the exhibitor of one of […]

March 15, 2019

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LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW 2019 – BRAND SHOWCASE #8 — JSEP

JSEP is the combination of 3 Japanese shoe brands: Oriental/Matsumoto, Miyagi Kogyo, and Kiten Ahead of the free-trade-agreement with EU, which is expected to be in place already in February, Japanese brands are introduced to the European market (with Brexit it’s still uncertain what happens in England with this, we’ll see, but the super trunk is held before). Jsep, Japan Shoes Export Platform, are introducing Oriental/Matsumoto, Miyagi Kogyo, and Kiten. They also attended last year and […]

March 13, 2019

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The Braided Shoe by Allen Edmonds

One thing I have always liked about Allen Edmonds was their boldness to do a lot of braided-leather shoes. From loafers to oxfords and even derbys, they always had braided options in ‘ol catalog. And even better still, they continue offering them to this day and that is what thing I love about this classic American company. The model above is apparently one of their new options added to one of their older models, the Strand. I […]

March 8, 2019

Going Bold for Friday Festivities – Baudoin & Lange

I don’t really dress as bold as I used to. Not sure if it’s laziness, that I am getting older and just don’t care anymore about much other than making my thought process less stressful so just resort to simple colors or the fact that my tastes are actually changing. I think the latter is probably the least likely as I still appreciate seeing men go bold, like our good friend Sanjay here of @windowstomysole […]

March 7, 2019

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LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW 2019 – BRAND SHOWCASE #7 — Project TWLV

Project TWLV is a Swedish/Italian quality footwear brand in the midrange price segment, that focuses on Blake-Rapid stitched and Goodyear welted boots. The brand was founded by two people with extensive experience from the shoe industry’s more fashion-oriented sector. Wanting to branch out, they used their knowledge of the industry and contacts gained during there time in it to build their brand and quickly get it’s name widely spread.   Their boot range is vast, with […]

March 6, 2019

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Crockett & Jones – New Camden Tassel (less) Loafer for SS19

Crockett and Jones have broken the mold on their very classic and popular Cavendish loafers by taking away the tassels and the lining to create the new Camden model for Spring/Summer 2019. Coming in the 3 colorways as shown; Ocean, Snuff and Mushroom, your options for versatility in any of the colorways are pretty much endless. I actually love all three colors. The Mushroom is particularly interesting though. The Snuff is quite common and well […]

March 3, 2019

LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW 2019 – BRAND SHOWCASE #6 — Gaziano & Girling Odd’s & End’s

For the first time in the London Super Trunk Show event, we invite a British Maker easy to acquire in the UK. But what makes this different is the fact that Gaziano & Girling will be bringing things that you cannot simply acquire by going to their shop on Savile Row. They will be bringing an assortment of odd’s and end’s from 2nds, MTO’s/Bespoke made incorrectly, leftover stock etc. all stuff that is usually only shown at […]

March 2, 2019

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LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW 2019 – BRAND SHOWCASE #5 — Shoepassion/Heinrich Dinkelacker

German powerhouse Shoepassion has been dominating the German market for a while now. With welted shoes out of Spain at a very good price (£220/€250), there is no surprise why. And a great website at that ships worldwide. For those of you in the US looking for an alternative to your Allen Edmonds or Meermin shoes, here is one option that you should certainly entertain. They have a focus on classic models but with some […]

March 1, 2019

Braided Loafers PreSale for SS19 by J.FitzPatrick Footwear

Summer is around the corner and we, at J.FitzPatrick Footwear, are gearing up for our SS19 collection. As usual, we like to offer those of you eager to get your pair in a chance at pre-ordering them at a 20% discount. As we will be ordering what is purchased during the PreSale, we have opened up the sizing to offer UK5, UK5.5 and UK11.5 (US6, US6.5 and US12.5,) all sizes that are usually MTO so […]

February 27, 2019

Green Shoes – Trend or ‘The Future’?

We have a special guest post today, written by my colleague Ché, all about the idea of green in footwear.  We have seen a lot of it lately. Is it here to stay? Is it a trend? Let’s discuss…. –Justin Ever consider dark green as an alternative to your black shoes? Might I suggest this as an overlooked option…I know, I know…green sounds a bit wild. A deep, rich green will be understated. At first glance, […]