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May 23, 2019

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The Perfect Cap Shine

A lot of people get overzealous with their shoe shining and want to cover the entire toe cap using the cap line as their metric of measurement. The problem with this ideology is pattern making has come a long way since the days of solely very traditional and classic shoes were being made. That means that the cap line is not always the defining indicator of where the toe puff ends. And what that means […]

February 21, 2014

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Delos Bespoke

There are not many things more attractive than a nice burgundy leather and this shade might be the best that I have yet to come by. It’s vibrancy is second to none and from the looks of it, it appears to be a normal calfskin that has not had it’s color applied. It’s rare to find a burgundy so vivid like that, that is not done by patina and to say the least, I am […]

February 6, 2014

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It’s All About the Hero Shot!

I have really been starting to learn just how important photography is for a product company. The idea of the products being good is simply not enough, unless of course your brand recognition is so strong that word of mouth is capable of selling your product by itself. But for those of us small-timers, in order to build a presence (particularly on the web) not only do you need high quality photography, but you need […]

September 20, 2013

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Alexander The Great!! Patina Extraordinaire!

  Handing in your existing shoes and getting back something completely different is a good feeling. A feeling that I am sure that Mr. Alexander Nurulaeff, of Dandy Shoe Care, provides to many many people throughout the year. Recently I found myself not wearing a pair of my Ed Et Al ‘Amoy Quay’ loafers, a pair that I absolutely love, but originally done in a color that is not so suitable for London weather, nor […]