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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 […]

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 […]

November 25, 2020

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Shoepassion – Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary

Shoepassion has a long history, but many of you probably won’t know it as its German roots and history have not quite spread to the rest of the world, until now. After 10 years of building a successful shoe empire in Germany, with 10 shops (1 in Vienna, 9 in Germany), they have decided to now take their brand to the next level and do their best at conquering the world shoe industry. And they […]

October 13, 2020

New Shoes on the Marketplace – Oct. 2020

There a lot of new shoes on The Marketplace since I last posted about this. In fact, shoes are going up regularly and it is hard to keep up with them all. As usual, I like to highlight some of the ones that catch my eye. Here is a small representation of some of the cool ones available, at great prices at that. The highlighted Allen Edmonds is pretty close to new for only over […]

October 12, 2020

How to Style Button Boots – Casually

  In the modern-day, it is not a rule that button boots have to be worn with a suit. Sure, in the Victorian and Edwardian times, they did not wear chinos, jeans, and the like but instead wore them with proper trousers, suits, and their garb of the era. But times have clearly changed since then. So have ideas on style, on ‘the rules’, and what is seen as acceptable versus not-acceptable. There is nothing like […]

October 5, 2020

Hancore x J.FitzPatrick – Patina Project 2020

Welcome to the Patina Project 2020. A collaboration between Greg Park, aka Hancore, a patina artist hailing out of NYC, and J.FitzPatrick Footwear, a footwear brand originated in London now hailing out of NYC as well. You can read more about this permanent collaboration here: https://www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com/pages/patina-service They have recently teamed up to create a more RTW style patina project offering, with 4 models available and several color options to choose from. The Stock is in […]

July 17, 2020

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