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January 13, 2021

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Unique Winter Boots by Le Majordome

The Galosh boot, as it is called, by Le Majordome is very unique and intriguing. It is one of their latest creations from Fall/Winter 20/21 and has already garnered a few interesting orders from their clientele, as you can see here. For those that are not familiar with Le Majordome, or LMD as they often go by, they are a Swiss brand that specializes in width offerings via MTO shoes. Whilst they have a growing […]

January 11, 2021

New Models by Norman Vilalta

Norman Vilalta has been working hard on creating one of the most beautiful and unique collections around. His styles always have small ‘twists by Norman’, his coloring is always with a touch of patina but not ostentatious, and his combinations of soles to certain models are always intriguing. Norman’s shoes and style are most certainly uniquely his. I always enjoy seeing what he comes up with and Facebook is not shy of showing me that […]

January 8, 2021

Carmina – Winter Sale Now Live

I will keep it short and sweet. Carmina Shoemaker just started their Winter Sale and have a ton of very cool models at 25% off. Discounts take place at checkout. The issue is that the shoes go quickly so make sure to hurry up and check to see if your size is available in the pair(s) you like! See a fraction here of what they are selling. There are so many more on offer. Happy […]

January 7, 2021

Meermin Makeover by Hancore Patina

With great cobblers and amazing patina artists, no shoes are lost. These pictures are proof of that. With an error created on a pair of Meermin wholecuts, which resulted in a hole in the leather and stripping of the museum calf, most people might have had their heart sink to their stomach. But with the help of Greg Park, aka Hancore, who resides in NYC sharing a shop with my brand, the shoes were just […]

January 4, 2021

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J.FitzPatrick Winter Sale Now Live

  Happy 2021 To All, I hope that everyone had a great celebration! As a way to kick things off with a bang, my shoe brand is now commencing its annual Winter Sale. There are a few things to note, so please read the text below to understand all that is on offer.     The J.FitzPatrick Line 1. Core Models – Discounted at 20% off 2. Seasonal Stock – Discounted at 30% off Link […]

December 21, 2020

Do Not Wear Brand New Shoes In The Rain

***Warning: I write direct, often crass, with lots of spelling and grammatical errors. I do not write this blog to become ‘an editor or great writer,’ I write it to share knowledge and am usually in a rush as I also run a shoe company that, to be honest, takes precedence in my life. If you like to take things personally, heed my warning before proceeding. One would think that it is common sense to […]

Price Points & What You Get In Return

Warning: Long, educational post. With the rise of online interaction between regular people comes a rise of misinformation by so-called “experts” i.e. people who own a few shoes and think they know best because they own a few shoes. I used to be one of those people too, when starting this blog, having worked in a shoe store and having owned a few. Little did I know that I didn’t really know shit. It wasn’t […]

December 14, 2020

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JF Line by J.FitzPatrick – 3 for 2!

For the month of December, J.FitzPatrick Footwear is offering an exclusive deal on their new JF Line. Built for an entry level pricepoint and look, with classic models in classic color offerings the JF line presents itself as the perfect option for the newbie to welted shoes and/or the man who gravitates to the classics. With prices starting at $255, you can get three pairs of shoes for as low as $510. If you can […]

December 7, 2020

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Septieme Largeur – A/W2020 Line Up

Septieme Largeur has made a very congruent collection this year. A common theme can be easily seen: ‘it’s all about the soles.’ From commando soles to double-dainite with storm-welts, this collection was clearly made for durability and the withstanding of the elements. It is a theme that apparently the whole industry felt in tune with this year, the year we will all never forget. And it makes sense. A hard year needs hard-wearing shoes. And […]

December 4, 2020

TLB Mallorca – Main Line Review

A few months back, I did a review of the very popular Artista Line by TLB Mallorca and promised a follow-up on their mainline and here it is! As I had also mentioned, TLB Mallorca has come out gun’s blazin’ in the last few years and built quite a name for themselves as one of the best Spanish shoemakers of modern-day times. And when you see and feel their shoes, you realize that this reputation […]