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June 11, 2020

Brand Name/History Shouldn’t Dictate Price

I have been posting a lot of the shoes from the new (relatively) brands coming out of China specifically Yim Shoemaker, Acme Shoemaker and the house line of Yeossal, as I have been thoroughly impressed with their work and have noticed a theme among some commenters that I wanted to address. I believe that the idea of their train of thought is ultimately a concept that hurts the shoe industry as a whole and actually […]

April 28, 2020

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Haybros Shoemakers – Kilt Brogue Monkstrap with Pizazz!

I just recently discovered a new shoemaker, called Haybros (on IG) but whose real name is Hayrapetyan Brothers and hail from Russia. The model that caught my eye was this very cool Kilty Monkstrap brogue, very reminiscent of the Saint Crispins one, but with additional broguing and a much heavier look. I have always adored this design (although I do not yet own one) but what I really liked about their version is actually chunkiness […]

April 2, 2020

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Unique TLB Mallorca Shoes exclusive to Yeossal

Singaporean Atelier of menswear (shoes, clothes, accessories), Yeossal, has an interesting selection of TLB Mallorca shoes that no one else has, not even TLB themselves. I find many of them quite intriguing to say the least, especially the saddle brogue derby which is my favorite among them. Yeossal has done a great job of carefully selecting unique pieces for their collections. A smart move by them, not only for their own local audiences but also […]

February 23, 2020

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The Kudu Collection by Barbanera

During my trip to Lineapelle to source some cool, new things for my shoe brand I had a quick visit to see my friends at Barbanera, in Milan. While there I was able to see their latest Kudu collection, with a penny loafer, an adelaide brogue and their famous modern Cowboy Boots! The shoes/loafers are currently on sale as we speak, the brogues at €295 and the loafers at €345. Both great prices for the […]

February 7, 2020

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Saint Crispins on The Marketplace

Our Belgium Vendor, Shoe Bruxelles, has just listed a bunch of Saint Crispins samples (all brand new) on The Marketplace for between $1090 for shoes and $1200 for high boots. That is a savings of around $400 per pair as most places retail StC for $1495 for their shoes and more for their high boots. This vendor has been selling a good amount so grab these while you can. There are some great finds on […]

December 19, 2019

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New Shoes on The Marketplace – Lobb, Corthay, Santoni and More!

The famous menswear store in Belgium, whom call themselves ‘Shoes Bruxelles on our Marketplace have listed quite an expansive offering and have around 400 pairs available for purchase from brands Corthay, John Lobb, Santoni and Heschung at the moment. I know that they have more stock then this (told me around 1000 or so pairs) so the shoes will keep coming from them. Currently, their discounts appear to be between 30%-50% off full retail price […]

November 22, 2019

Herring Shoes – The Unboxing Video

 Here is my latest unboxing video of a pair of Herring Shoes The Model: Docklands Size: UK6.5F – true to size as I usually take UK6.5E in my brand Price: $323 Code: HSTREE   — for a free cedar shoe tree www.herringshoes.co.uk

November 8, 2019

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Ramon Cuberta – Handwelted MTO Line

Bespoke Spanish shoemaker, Ramon Cuberta, has recently launched a new range for this Autumn/Winter season. It’s a range that blends his bepsoke with RTW service by offering a Handwelted MTO shoe. He told me that his passion lies in the handmaking side of things so he wants to slowly move away from factory-made RTW and go more into offering Handwelted MTO shoes where he can blend the best of the two worlds. The new line […]

November 5, 2019

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Tricker’s Sample Sale

  Historical English Shoemaker, Tricker’s, known for making the most robust Country style shoes/boots in England is having a Sample Sale this coming weekend for those of you lucky enough to be around the greater London area. And well for those of you that are not, there are people offering proxies sales at the following two links Reddit Style Forum Prices should be at around £100. Which is a crazy insane deal to be had! […]

November 1, 2019

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Crockett & Jones NYC – Part 1: East 55th St.

(Picture heavy post) It’s been more than two years that I have been in NYC now and I finally just had the chance to visit the Crockett & Jones shop on East 55th st, where I was able to meet the team and take some photographs. Having spent 7 years in London, I was well acquainted with all of their Central London shops, as not only did I walk by them nearly on a daily […]