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November 26, 2012

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Interview: Steven Taffel, Owner of Leffot in NYC

Q: For those that have not heard your story, can you briefly explain how you came to envision the concept of Leffot shoe store? A: I was surprised by the men’s shoe offerings in New York. It seemed to me the selection was lacking and service was average. There were several ‘brand’ shoe stores but multi brand was limited and uninspiring. Big stores are over assorted, which can be confusing when, trying to shop, at […]

November 14, 2012

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Why Care About The Shoe, When The Pillow Is Much Cooler?

One of the things that I hate spending money on, is decor. Maybe it’s because I am a man or something, but it just pains me to buy things that make my flat/kitchen/bathroom “look better.” Obviously I would rather buy a suit or a new pairs of shoes, or pretty much any article of clothing for that matter. But attempting to be a normal, rules-of-society following individual, one has to get those things that make […]

October 2, 2012

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Alfred Sargent Balmoral Boot

Dear Readers, This won’t be too long as it’s 6:45am, and I am about to leave for a short trip to Paris. While there I will snap some pictures of a shoemaker that I have always wanted to know more about, as I am sure that many of you will too…..so stay tuned…. Until then, enjoy these lovely balmoral boots created by Alfred Sargent for Paul Stuart. The top one is something that I could […]

September 21, 2012

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The Side View Of A Shoe – Is It Deceiving?

My whole (dress shoe) life I have been judging last shapes and never really knew it. Whenever I was going to get a new pair of shoes (when I was back in Seattle), I would grab the shoe, toe sticking out perpendicular to my body, and hold it at my side looking down at it’s toe shape. If the shoes’ shape did not pass the test of how I would like looking at it whilst […]

June 29, 2012

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Alfred Sargent – Circle of Balmoral Boots

Picture Courtesy of: Claymoor This is the greatest picture that I have ever seen, hands down. Nothing else in the world compares to the idea behind this, and I absolutely love it!! One of the cool things about Alfred Sargent, is the fact that they seem to be quite open to experimental projects, as this ultimately was. While I won’t say who (as the last time that I mentioned it they got a bit fussy […]

February 24, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Blue Two Tone Brogues by Alfred Sargent

These monks, to me, are the epitome of cool. It is the type of shoe that I would love to wear day in and day out. Partially because I am such a sucker for blue but also because it represents the idea of being fun and a bit outrageous with your shoe choices. Yes, I will say that if you are a businessman, it’s not the most practical choice, but then again, neither is buying […]

February 10, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Alfred Sargent

Picture Courtesy of Style Sage I once did a post talking about how I felt that the brown full-brogue was the most versatile shoe there is and even though this shoe above, by Alfred Sargent, is not considered a “full-brogue,” it really makes me feel that my statement was bang-on, as I feel that I could wear this shoe with just about everything! Not only is everything that has to do with the design, like […]

December 9, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Alfred Sargent Special Make Up

Following a survey on Style Forum, online shoe store ‘A Fine Pair of Shoes‘ created (based on popular vote & in conjunction with Alfred Sargent) what was considered to be the perfect brogue boot. While I can’t say that I agree that this model is the ‘perfect’ brogue boot, I can say that I do like them very much. Probably the thing that I like most (outside of my obvious two-tone obsession) is the brogue […]

November 15, 2011

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5 Essential Shoes For Winter

Like in all seasons, there are certain shoes that you find yourself gravitating towards more so than others. As yesterday might have just marked one of the coldest days that England has seen this Autumn/Winter, I figured that I would give you all a chance to get a head start on your winter shoe collection by providing what I believe are the most essential shoes for your wardrobe. Granted, I can’t expect each of you […]

August 24, 2011

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Heavy Brogue Boots

While I can’t say that I am the biggest fan of heavy country brogue boots, but I have a reader that is facing a dilemma, in what to buy versus what to spend on a pair of brogue boots. Since, I do not wear them nor know of many makes, I thought that I would do this post finding as many as I could, but also leave it up to all of you for any […]