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November 14, 2018

Yeossal – New Singaporean Multi Brand Shoe Store

There is a new shoe shop in town. When I say “in town,” well now that the world is only a couple of clicks away and shipping is virtually free everywhere, it’s just like having it around the corner as in reality it is based in Singapore. The shop in question is called Yeossal and currently stocks TLB Mallorca, Corno Blu (of Japan) and Antonio Meccariello. While the West is slowing down in multi-brand shoe shops […]

February 19, 2018

LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW 2018 – BRAND HIGHLIGHT #2 — THE SABOT

The webshop The Sabot offer a wide variety of shoes that are very unique to their shop. Their own Private Label range made by Antonio Meccariello are Goodyear welted, have closed channeled soles and a slim bevelled waist, and overall very high attention to detail of the finish for a pair of shoes starting at about £434/€495 (4,800 SEK). They also have Antonio Meccariello’s own range, the Argentum Dux, made to a higher standard with a Goodyear technique […]

Pet Peeves in the Shoe Industry – The List – The First Ten

There are many things that happen in the shoe world that make this snob a bit crazy when I see it occurring. Some of it I feel is done from lack of education so want to list these things here with future posts to go in detail on each one. Two of them, I have already written about so will start with those. Enjoy and if you find yourself doing these things, think about it! […]

August 14, 2017

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The Sabot – The New Shop/Brand in Town!

It’s nice when you are able to turn your hobbies/pleasures into your career. There is a true sense of fulfillment when you do this as you are finally able to do something you love and get paid for it. Few things in life feel more rewarding than doing that. This is the story of The Sabot, two shoe lovers who wanted to do something more than their jobs and did so by setting up their […]

May 8, 2017

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London Super Trunk Show — Brand Showcase #10 — The Sabot

  We now present the final exhibitor at the London Super Trunk Show this coming Saturday May 13. It’s a Swedish based online retailer named The Sabot, selling their own brand, Antonio Meccariello and the all-new RTW range from the Japanese Yohei Fukuda, who also will come to the event. Visitors will have an exclusive opportunity to buy and order their offerings ahead of the actual store opening in a few weeks. Behind The Sabot are the […]

May 31, 2016

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Meccariello Madness Part 2

What I love about shoe design in the classic realm of footwear, is when someone really pushes the boundaries and does something completely unique but does so in such a tasteful way that while at first sight might seem over-the-top but at second glance makes you think twice. The featured shoe in this post does just that for me. It’s so uniquely different and could be see as agressive in it’s pattern at first glance […]

March 16, 2016

Balmoral Boots by Meccariello

I am usually not to crazy about tan shoes outside of brogues, maybe loafers as I tend to wear them with jeans but tan shoes in general just really aren’t my thing. But I saw this boot by Antonio Meccariello and had a change of heart. It is such a great make up and all of the details really go together quite well, even the trainer-like laces that I wouldn’t normally think to pair with dress […]

Other Great Shoe Blogs

As much as I would love to reign over the shoe world, I can’t deny that there are other great shoe blogs out there, ones that I also take inspiration from. As I am not a greedy man, I thought that I would share them with you in the hopes to give you something more to look at when I am lacking in getting stuff out there. So here they are: Shoegazing – Jesper is […]

May 11, 2015

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Meccariello Madness (Or Should I Say Greatness?!)

It is truly amazing when a client works with a bespoke maker to create something unique and even more amazing when it’s never been done before and still comes out like a work of art. And I must say that the gentleman that helped to create these stunning Antonio Meccariello ghillie spectators (as well as the green boots that I featured a while back HERE) is a man who taste  in shoes makes me think […]

February 23, 2015

Heel Seams Or Lack Thereof

Septieme Largeur recently created a new model that seems (no pun intended) to be defying the limits of what can and can’t be done on RTW shoes, or at least trying to as much as possible. You see, heel seams are something that are necessary (for the most part) for the holding of the counter/quarter together on a pair of Ready To Wear shoes. The smaller the counter is, the easier it is to last […]