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July 9, 2012

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When You Go Bespoke, The World Is For Your Taking

Corthay Having been heavily involved for some time now within the bespoke world of both shoes and suits, I have seen my fair share of the end results to customer orders. Sometimes I see the most plain-jane type of things: a black cap-toe oxford, a brown 3 eyelet plain-toe derby or just a notch lapel 2-button, plain gray cloth suit. Other times, I have seen blue suede chukka boots with pink stars stitched into the […]

November 9, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Anthony Delos

You know that you are a shoe lover, when you are walking around with blood red shoes on. And let me tell you, the gentleman that owns these (a dear reader of the blog) is definitely a shoe aficionado. And while red makes such a bold statement when positioned on someone’s feet, I just can’t help but feel that it is such an elegant color on a shoe. The only thing is, it’s hard to […]

July 22, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Anthony Delos

When you look at and appreciate pieces of art, such as these boots, it comes as no surprise that Anthony Delos has just recently won ‘Meilleur Ouvrier de France’, which translates to ‘Best Artisan in France.’ The guy is simply a shoemaking genius! There are not enough of adjectives to describe the beauty and elegance of this boot. From ever little single detail of what looks like hand-stitched button holes, to the piped borders of […]

July 18, 2011

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Shoes — Part 2: Style Names & Terminology — Oxfords

To get back to a little bit of education, I have decided to write my ‘Monday long posts’, on everything and anything referring to shoes, that being, the ‘technical stuff’ and giving a break to the aesthetic fluff that I usually put up. I first started with the different shoe constructions and am now moving on to the different style names and terminologies. As there is much to write, I will start with oxfords and […]

July 14, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Anthony Delos

Today I met a reader of my blog, and he just so happened to be wearing this shoe that you are looking at now, by Anthony Delos. It was funny because I was chatting with my friend and all of the sudden, I turn around and see the Delos shoes on this well-dressed gentleman. Now, I have had pictures of these (which are most likely taken by him) for some time now, and have just […]

January 24, 2011

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A Shoe’s Shape

Up until recently, I always focused my attention on design (i.e. pattern – wing tip, cap toe, color, details etc.) when deciding whether or not I liked a shoe, not ever really paying attention to the shape, even though it played a big part (if not the biggest) in my decision making process. But now, having made shoes and with my introduction into self-taught shoe design, I have come to appreciate shape on a whole […]

November 26, 2010

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Today’s Favorites – Black Cap Toe’s

Shoe Above: a.Testoni Shoe Above: Anthony Delos Shoes Above: Gaziano & Girling Shoes Above: John Lobb Shoes Above: Stefano Bemer Considering that black cap toe’s are not my favorite style of shoe, I figured that I might display these now before they get lost forever in my collection of endless photos. While I would much rather own a million other styles, there is nothing that says “let’s get down to business,” better than a black […]

September 12, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

There is nothing like a beautiful, well made shoe. There is especially nothing like a beautiful, well made shoe that is 3 shades of blue calfskin. This shoe, by Anthony Delos, has to be one of the most beautiful shoes I have encountered. Not that it is something that has not been done before, but I am such a sucker for blue and the way he created the patina and the colors that came out […]

September 2, 2010

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4 Shoe Essentials For Autumn

This summer has been quite interesting with it’s record highs and record lows and yet while it is still only the beginning of September, I am ready for autumn to come! I love the sun and being warm but I have never appreciated the simplicity of dressing in the summer. Instead, I have always loved seeing all of the intricate and uniquely layered outfits that are created in the autumn and winter seasons. That being, […]

July 14, 2010

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Monk Straps

Why don’t you ever see anyone wear monk strap shoes? I really can’t figure it out. You hardly ever see them for sale at stores and even more rarely see them being worn. I feel like they are going into extinction. But why?? Are you afraid to wear them? Do you like them? In my encounters with them and bringing them out to customers on the sales floor I feel like they are the leper […]