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May 30, 2013

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Shoe Wardrobe Envy

Some guys get a bit of money, buy themselves a nice car, a nice watch, a monstrous TV or some other expensive gadget, but like this guy, I would just buy myself a bunch of shoes and an amazing wardrobe to house them all. Seriously, to need a ladder just to reach the top shelf of your wardrobe is simply on another level. His ceilings must be at least 15-20ft high, which is simply something […]

May 27, 2013

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear Update

It’s been awhile since I actually gave any of you the progress of my own venture into the shoe industry. Therefore, I thought that now would be a good time to let you know what has been going on and what you can expect from the future. So, it’s now been two months and a week or so since I officially launched my shoe range, J.FitzPatrick, at No.1 Savile Row inside Gieves & Hawkes. I […]

May 17, 2013

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Bestetti Back at it Again – Seamless Wholecuts and Such!

There is something magical about Riccardo Bestetti’s shoes. It’s hard to pinpoint it as there are so many factors that make them beautiful and maybe that is it. The conglomeration of all the small details, i.e. the hand-finishing, the elegant and tightly shaped lasts, the magnificent and unique patterns, the high sheen polish etc….. Nearly every time I see a new one, I fall in love. Each one of these shown is amazing, particularly the […]

May 16, 2013

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Leatherfoot Online Shoe Stock – Heavy, Heavy Shoe Porn!!

Carmina – Ruby shell cordovan Can’t remember whether or not I mentioned this before on the blog (but I am sure that I did), that a new shop in Toronto, Canada (called Leatherfoot) just recently opened, selling the likes of G&G, Saint Crispins, Alfred Sargent, Carmina and La Cordennerie Anglaise. I just recently perused the site and found what looked like the holy grail of online shoe shopping. I mean, there was everything from these […]

April 29, 2013

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Ascot Shoes – Online Shoe Store

The idea of just owning an all black or brown pair of shoes for your wardrobe is changing . Two tones and unconventional colored shoes are quickly creeping their way not only onto the shelves of once known conservative shoe companies, but are also spreading across the internet like a virus thanks to all of the companies that offer MTO services. Gone are the days of the “norm,” of fitting into society comfortably so that […]

April 19, 2013

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My Two New Toys

I have always wanted a nice briefcase bag to complete my outfits of slick shoes, nice suits and smart coats. Only that a bag of exceptional caliber will usually run you much more than a well made shoe. As I am by no means wealthy (as of yet!), I was left to toting around my Samsonite computer bag all around London, day in and day out. However, my luck has finally changed and have now […]

April 12, 2013

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Words Can’t Describe….

I have always been envious of this boot by Septieme Largeur. First because they are simply and utterly amazing and secondly because I did not think of them myself!! Nevertheless, I always admire seeing what kind of color combinations that they come up with, and it’s even better when it’s done in a patina form as the options are then not only a bit more wild but also unique and thus intriguing. Seeing as how […]

March 7, 2013

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Angelo Galasso – A Bit of Fabric Action!

We all know how much I love a bit of fabric/cloth mixed in with a pair of shoes, and this one here by Angelo Galasso is a great example. What he did here quite strongly reminds me of the one that I did in conjunction with Gaziano & Girling, albeit certain details differ between the two. Lovely nonetheless and I love the fabric that he did use, almost like a light canvas looking material. For […]

February 21, 2013

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Roberto Ugolini Bespoke U-Cap’s

The author of former blog, Suitorial (now Suitology) wrote me up a few months back, telling me that he had just recently moved to London and wanted to say hello in person. At the time, I was at Selfridges, so I told him to come along there so that we could have a chat. As admirer’s of each others work, it was nice to be finally meeting in physical form and not just over the […]

February 11, 2013

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Gaziano & Girling St. James

Picture Courtesy of En Grande Pompe There is nothing like a nice adelaide. It fills all of the requirements of a nice brogue but for me just adds a bit of specialness having the facing as one piece instead of the full brogue (which I love too) that has all of the pieces that a shoe can have. Every now and then, you get a full brogue that just looks a bit too cluttered, too […]