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February 19, 2021

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Vahtia Shoes – A Brand To Watch Out For

I have been seeing Vahtia shoes floating around the shoe forums for a few months now, ever since MBShoeDoc got a pair of them and spread them across the Facebook groups, to all of the super shoe-enthusiasts of the world. Since then, I have followed pair by pair that they sell and the customer uploads, keeping my eye out for something that was intriguing but not quite there yet for me to really sink my […]

October 3, 2019

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Stephane Jimenez Impresses as Usual

I have never been in love with black shoes. That is, plain black shoes. But I love an oxford that has a black calf/black suede combination. Something about it is infinitely more appealing than its more subtle cousin, the all black calf shoe. Bespoke shoemaker, Stephane Jimenez, hailing from France, proves this to us with one of his latest bespoke creations. This shoe is easily one of the more handsome black calf oxfords that I […]

May 30, 2018

Shoes of the Month – Bespoke Balmoral Oxfords by Enrile

I have been following Enrile (Antonio Enrile) for a few years now and have been impressed with his progression as a bespoke shoemaker, hailing out of Seville, Spain. His designs were always intriguing but at first, I was not crazy about the last shapes, all too often being very bulbous. But nonetheless, there was potential for greatness through the perseverance of trade and cool designs. Today, Enrile has shown me his best piece of work […]

Mario Bemer on the Rise!

Progression is a beautiful thing, no matter what field it is in. To see someone grow and create new and exciting things is one of the pleasures of life. And while I personally believe that we all have the ability to create in one capacity or another, it is obvious that some use that ability far more so than others. Before Mario Bemer ever joined the shoe industry, helping his late brother Stefano with growing […]