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October 10, 2018

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Color Coordination

Color coordination is not as easy as it would seem. There is a fine line between doing it just right and going overboard and thus standing out in a bad way. This image represents one of those bold, fine line situations but done just right to be well executed. And when it come sto tan shoes and navy it becomes a fight line. But what I like about this combo is the fact that the […]

January 23, 2017

The Idea of Great Photography

I have beat it into the head so many times but the more I am in this industry and the more that I use social media and modern ways to market and understand potential customer’s liking I see just how important good photography assists in marketing any product. When I look at these pictures in this post, I see just how much a good piece of photography can make a real difference in communicating the […]

August 8, 2016

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Herring + Alfred Sargent = 1966 Collection

Herring shoes has come a long way in the last few years. When I first started out as a blogger, I won’t lie, I was not a fan of what they were selling as it appeared to be predominantly the lower end shoes made by the likes of Loake and Cheaney (doing what looked liked their bottom end work to maintain those low prices). And it was overly English in my eyes. But in the […]

July 24, 2015

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The Group Shot!

  They say that you can tell a lot about a man by looking at this shoes. Hmmm, wonder what that says about me?!! Not that it matters, but it does mean that I do love seeing a group shot of other people’s shoes to get to know a bit about their personality. With this picture, which I think was very well done with the earthly tones and color coordination, it tells me that the […]

January 21, 2015

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Rant: A Blogger’s Writing (Plus Some Shoe Porn)

It’s not so often that I go on a rant but every now and then something sets me over the top and I feel that must let it out. That being, I received a few comments on the blog yesterday that don’t actually upset me per se, but rather annoy me for how silly they are and how silly people can be. What really bothers me is that comments such as these make me feel […]

May 26, 2014

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The Future of The Shoe Snob….

When you are sitting there watching your 10 month old child play with everything around him, discovering all these new things, being creative, curious and completely innocent all at the same time, it really makes you think about life and the future of it. On top of that, I tend to have one of those minds that is always thinking. The only way that I can really turn it off is by watching a good, […]

February 12, 2014

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A Fine Pair of Shoes’ New Range

Shoe and accessory retailer, A Fine Pair of Shoes, has entered into the shoe designing world, having recently made a few exclusive shoe designs under their own moniker. Being a heavy retailer of Alfred Sargent footwear, one can only imagine that the shoes are made by AS. A tidy collection of 4 models, I particularly like the fact that two of the four are blue and none of them, as one can see, are black […]

August 19, 2013

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The Whole Cut Loafer – The New Most Versatile Shoe….EVER!

In the early days of the blog, back in 2010, I had a different outlook on shoes, style and ultimately, life. Due to that different outlook, I felt that the most versatile shoe ever was the brown full brogue. While still appealing to me as a shoe that can literally be paired with almost any outfit, I guess that my criteria for versatility no longer simply means ‘what can be worn with any outfit,’ but […]

August 8, 2013

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Wildsmith Back in Action and Now Live!

Wildsmith, the name that for some reason makes me think of cowboy boots and that was once associated with some of the finest shoes around, has come back into the shoe industry, ready to take it by storm! While they used to be made by Edward Green before their closure some 30-40 years back, the current owners decided to change things up a bit by creating a more competitive and affordable price-point, ranging between £335-£365 […]

January 8, 2013

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One Of My Favorite Double Monks

One thing that I really like about Alfred Sargent is the fact that they love to take on fun ideas. What I mean by that is that they are frequently doing collaborations with stores or forums to produce something that is either specially requested or mutually designed for an exclusive purchasing. One of their continuous collaborators is webstore ‘A Fine Pair of Shoes‘, of which their famous Cooper model is a favorite of mine (particularly […]