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August 24, 2016

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Reader Question – Value of Quality??

Crockett & Jones – Clifford, Courtesy of Rugged Old Salt A reader recently asked me a question that I found to be quite pertinent to the interest of the average shoe purchaser who may not have unlimited funds. Please see question below: “I wanted to get your opinion on quality/worth since I am not knowledgeable to the same extent as someone in your position. I need a pair of black cap toe dress shoe and have […]

August 4, 2016

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The Black Cap Toe Oxford – Your Safe Bet

***Figures have changed since post was originally written*** In the safe world we live in, the black cap toe rules as the ultimate shoe for business wear. It’s usually the first shoe you get when you are a teenager, the one that your parents buy you as your first pair of smart shoes that you will have for special occasions (and then probably never wear). Then again it will most likely be the shoe that […]

September 18, 2012

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Pigskin Bestetti’s — Amazing As Always!!

What more is there to say??? Nothing that leaves Bestetti’s factory seems to be short of spectacular. I guess what I can touch on that I don’t believe I have before is the fact that all his shoes from the top of the facing all the way down to the front of the toe box, seem to always have the most elegant curvature imaginable…..the only problem is that it looks like it would only be […]

October 10, 2011

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The Agelessness of the Black Dress Shoe

Shoes are a funny thing……like most things, especially in clothing, fashion, style or whatever you want to call it, they change. There are always fads, trends, styles that are the next big thing and then one season later, they are nowhere to be found, dead, lost in a sea of rubbish that is manipulated year after year by people who claim to be style or marketing experts and tell us what is ‘in’ or ‘cool’. […]

June 12, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Enrile

As I usually tend to put ‘out of this world’ type shoes on these pages, I feel like every once in a while I need to switch it up a bit and add a little bit of classic back into my blog. I have only just discovered this new up-and-comer in the European shoe industry and therefore wanted to share it with all of you. Once only a leather goods maker, company Enrile from Seville, […]

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 […]