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June 23, 2017

Last Days of PreSale — J.FitzPatrick’s New Wholecut Chelsea Boot and New Colors of Jodhpur!

We are fast approaching the end of our Pre-Sale on our new Alki Chelsea Boot and new colors in our Genesee Jodhpur Boot. Last 3 days – so don’t miss out! As with most Pre-Sales we strive to give something extra and this time we are offering 20% OFF! Although it’s currently Summer and the last thing you probably need is a Boot, remember that these Boots will take up to 4 months to be made which will […]

December 22, 2014

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Crockett & Jones MTO Boots!

A blog reader sent me a pair of his newly acquired Crockett & Jones MTO balmoral boots and I must say that I was thoroughly impressed as it reminded me of something that I would easily order myself. Not only is it burgundy, which is lovely on boots, but it has a great (and uncommon) tweed pattern. C&J doesn’t so much promote their MTO program so much but with their immense catalogue of styles and […]

November 30, 2012

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Bestetti – A Shoe God?….DEFINITELY!

I finally saw some Bestetti’s in person, actually twice, within the last few weeks and I simply must say that the pictures in this blog, don’t do any justice to the actual thing. Simply put: his shoes are works of art, not theoretically, but by all means, literally. I was so impressed to see and feel them in person but then that state of impression turned to sadness as I realized that I don’t yet […]

June 29, 2012

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Alfred Sargent – Circle of Balmoral Boots

Picture Courtesy of: Claymoor This is the greatest picture that I have ever seen, hands down. Nothing else in the world compares to the idea behind this, and I absolutely love it!! One of the cool things about Alfred Sargent, is the fact that they seem to be quite open to experimental projects, as this ultimately was. While I won’t say who (as the last time that I mentioned it they got a bit fussy […]

March 23, 2012

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Balmoral Boot Porn

I was never quite the biggest fan of pairing black with a burgundy and/or an oxblood/merlot type of color, but I must admit that the more that I studied this prototype of mine (for wear-testing), the more that the combination of colors grew on me. Having friends and colleagues try it on, wearing jeans, suits, dress casual trousers etc., the more that I felt that these colors actually go quite nice together. It never presented […]

March 7, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Bespoke Balmoral Boots

One of the most exciting things in the world for me (literally), is seeing the outcome of designing an existing shoe style in a new way, and it coming out wonderfully. That is the case for this balmoral boot presented here. Designed (having made the pattern) by my friend, who is just as crazy about shoes as I am, yet most likely much more knowledgeable, and made by a freelance maker, produced the outcome of […]

January 27, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Alexandre Portejoie

As much as you don’t see burgundy shoes as often as I would like to, I can tell you that burgundy boots are even far less common, yet to me are ever so more appealing than what you do actually see on the shelves. This model here is by a French shoe designer/maker, named Alexandre Portejoie, who is quite known for his out-of-this-world creations. This boot, while being still a bit on the ‘forward’ side […]