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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 […]

August 19, 2020

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A Testament to Quality – Crockett & Jones Boots

Chris Crat, a manager of one of the C&J shops in London, and an avid fisherman has shown what good quality can give you. His IG feed is filled with shoe selfies or fishing posts and until recently I never noticed that all the while, Chris wears the Snowdon derby boot by Crockett & Jones for all nearly of his fishing adventures over the last 7 years (he seems to rotate between those and a […]

August 10, 2020

The Best Shoemaker in the World

Doesn’t Exist… So, now you are thinking, ‘wait, what?’ Doesn’t exist? What does that mean? Well, it means that this slogan can only apply to you and your opinion. No one person can label the best shoemaker in the world as the idea of what makes a shoemaker good is completely subjective. Let’s take a look at the things that make up a good shoemaker, point by point, and dissect how everything can be interpreted […]

July 27, 2020

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Galway Fans – Meet Welt & Barrel

If you are an Edward Green lover you are going to have your jaw dropped by the collection of footwear that Mr. Welt & Barrel has on his IG page. Calling it impressive doesn’t even scratch the surface. It’s mind-blowingly cool with a variety of styles and colors and models that would leave any snob like me in awe of such achievement. But today lets focus on his Galway collection. I think that I got […]

July 23, 2020

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Crockett & Jones – New Driving Loafer Range

It would appear that 2020 is the year that the more famous GY welted shoemakers drop/update their Driving Loafer line, after previously never having one or giving it a massive revamp, most likely due to the fact that driving loafers by nature are not Goodyear welted, hence it never being focused on. Carmina just recently dropped theirs and I covered it on Tuesday and now, here is the covering of the new line by famous […]

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 14, 2020

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New Shoes on The Marketplace – April 2020

There are a couple of very cool new models on The Marketplace. In fact, there a lot of cool new models on the there, but I am here to highlight the most recent which I think have some very good prices, value for money and which might entice many of you (if you think like me 🙂 There is so much more available if you are willing to sift through all of the shoes, most […]

April 6, 2020

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Gaziano & Girling – MTO Fees Waived

Gaziano & Girling has just started another MTO promotion in light of recent times, one-upping their last offer. As there is a lot of information here with regards to what is available, I am going to just post verbatim what their newsletter stated with regards to this promotion so that you get the most accurate information possible: We are pleased to announce for the month of April we will be re-opening our Made to Order promotion, this […]

A Shoe’s Sole – A Form of Expression of Self

A sole is a shoemaker’s blank canvas. A part of the shoe that they can truly express themselves. While uppers are somewhat ‘standardized’, in the sense that there are expectations of what they need to be/look like, the sole is the part where creativity can run wild and a shoemaker can truly show their talents on their blank canvas of art. As a blogger and an advocate of shoes, it is often that we just […]

March 23, 2020

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Herring Shoes – New Model + 40% off to NHS Workers

Some of you may know this shoe, some of you won’t. But it was the shoe that made Brunello Cuccinelli more famous on a worldwide level as upper echelons of society made it their favorite shoe of choice a few years back. It first came around about 4-5 years ago and everyone that had some money owned a pair of these (at least in Europe). They had the pretty pricetag of about £800 if I […]