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October 7, 2015

Septieme Largeur Strikes Again!

This chelsea boot by Septieme Largeur just might be the best one that I have ever seen. Its patina just takes it to another level, especially for me as I am not naturally the biggest fan of the chelsea boot. I mean, I like it when I see it on others but have never fancied it on me, looking down at all of that leather without any laces on it. But this makes me think […]

October 6, 2015

Killer Boots by Ivan Crivellaro

  These have to be one of the most craziest and beautiful boots that I have ever seen. Not only is the style immaculate, but the coloring is out of this world amazing. And it comes as no surprise when knowing that Ivan Crivellaro was the artist that created these masterpieces. I wouldn’t know what to wear them with but I don’t think that would stop me from displaying them as a piece of art […]

September 25, 2015

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JF Button Boots Now In Stock, Ready For Shipment

I realize that early this week, I said that it was going to be a week about Spanish shoemakers, but I guess that I was only telling a half truth. And while I may not be a Spanish brand, I guess I can get off a little with the fact that at least my shoes are made in Spain!! Well, the Button Boots have finally arrived (less 2 pairs that are delayed but in route) […]

September 7, 2015

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J.FitzPatrick Button Boot Pre-Sale

The day that I think many of you have been waiting for is finally here. And that day represents the fact that my button boots that I have been working on for so long finally go live for pre-sale. Now let’s keep the fingers crossed and hope that they are received well (and even more important that they fit you all!). That being, let’s go through a bit of opinion and facts on them before […]

September 2, 2015

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Button Boots Nearly There!!

  After all of this time attempting to get my version of a Button Boot done, the day is nearly there and I am quite excited. I have just shined up these samples for photography and should have them go live as a pre-order sale on Mon/Tues the coming week. Then it will be another 2 weeks until I have the stock. That being, if you fancy a pair and want to make sure you […]

August 24, 2015

Boot Season is Coming Soon!

    I realized recently that my collection of shoes was way more catered to the liking of A/W attire. I could say that I don’t know why, but then I think that I would be fooling myself as I know that I love lace boots more than most other styles of shoe. But a good loafer is a strong contender!! Therefore, I am always looking forward to the A/W season, not only for what […]

August 14, 2015

Koji Endo Bottier

  I have never seen a boot exactly like this but I certainly do love it (the Anthony Delos one coming closest in terms of construction). I have always been fascinated with things can be made with the intention of something being “heavy” or “sturdy” but be made in such a way that it doesn’t look “heavy” or “bulky.” This boot, for me, by Koji Endo does just that. It’s lines and shape are super […]

July 28, 2015

Tapiro Chukka’s by Bemer

I have never been a great lover of exotic leathers, but have always been extremely intrigued by Tapiro and Carpincho leather. Something about the texture and those little white dots are somewhat fascinating. The problem is that I think that due to it’s nature, it is quite limiting in what shoe models you can use it for. I would presume that anything with a plain toe would be the best model for it, but what […]

June 22, 2015

How Patina Can Change The Design – Septieme Largeur

The beauty of patina’d shoes is that they possibilities of what you can have are only limited by the skill of the patina artist. The better the artist, the more chances you have at getting whatever your imagination can drum up. So many people tend to focus on color for a patina, but what about changing the look of the design? You can add lines on a patina that would make it appear as if […]

Aubercy’s Updated Button Boot – Lawrence II

  Aubercy has recently updated their classic button boot model, the Lawrence, by adding some sharper lines and dips to the balmoral feature of the boot. The new design is something quite unique to Aubercy and is a feature that they also had on one of their two toned oxford models that I had shown HERE way back when I visited them 3 years ago. Seeing it on the boot makes me appreciate the design […]