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October 26, 2020

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No Shoe Unsalvageable – Bedo’s Leatherworks

Bedo’s Leatherworks has done the unimaginable (but in a good way) and that is save a pair of shoes that has been annihilated by a dog’s mouth. Luckily this has never happened to me but I am sure that many dog owners, share some feelings of sad nostalgia towards seeing the featured photo. But instead of your heart sinking to your toes, be restful knowing that a shoe savior is only a trip to the […]

October 23, 2020

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Dedicate Your Shoes to Your Sports Team

Allen Trushkov of Cobbler’s Plus and Alberto Suastez of Patinaworksaz just made a very cool collaboration in which Allen added a custom sole with blue welt and yellow midsole and stitching and Alberto created the upper work, bringing to life a shoe dedicated to the University of Michigan Wolverines. I am not a huge sports fan since MJ left the game (as you recall my logo colors are red and black 😉 but know that […]

October 15, 2020

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My Daily Wear’s

Always with the despire to inspire here I present some combinations that I have put together in the last few months. Some things to note: 1. My trousers always look shorter in photo than in real life. But I do like showing a bit of sock and as I wear my trousers/jeans tapered, they hike up a little. The best length, for me, is for your trouser to just kiss your shoes that way none […]

October 5, 2020

Hancore x J.FitzPatrick – Patina Project 2020

Welcome to the Patina Project 2020. A collaboration between Greg Park, aka Hancore, a patina artist hailing out of NYC, and J.FitzPatrick Footwear, a footwear brand originated in London now hailing out of NYC as well. You can read more about this permanent collaboration here: https://www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com/pages/patina-service They have recently teamed up to create a more RTW style patina project offering, with 4 models available and several color options to choose from. The Stock is in […]

September 23, 2020

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The Henry II Adelaide – Herring Shoes

I love a good adelaide. And it would appear a lot of other people do too as they are becoming more and more the staple oxford choice not only in shoemaker’s collections but also in consumers wardrobes and daily wear. While the traditional cap toe oxford still reigns supreme in the realm of dress attire I have a feeling that its time is coming as go-to dress shoe and feel that the adelaide will be […]

August 26, 2020

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Norman Vilalta Crushing The Shoe Game

Norman has a great series of imagery for his latest collections of shoes. And these shots and shoes, more importantly, are mind-blowing. I particularly like the featured balmoral which at first glance looks like a common oxford but then when looking more deeply at it, shows Norman’s great attention to detail in the small, subtle design changes that he makes to really separate his brand. This is just what I like though but not really […]

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 […]