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August 20, 2018

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Simple is Beautiful – Stephane Jimenez

Sometimes the best pair of shoes is a simple pair of shoes. When I say simple, I mean a simple pattern, style, cut etc. But nothing is more boring than a flat and lifeless color so the way the shoe looks in terms of leather style/choice/color is very important. And that is preciously what attracted me to this exquisite pair of bespoke oxfords by Stephane Jimenez, of France. I am a pure sucker for a […]

September 7, 2017

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Burgundy Brogues by Paolo Scafora

I am seeing a lot of attractive burgundy shoes recently and surprisingly enough they are all coming from Swedish shoe retailer, Skoaktiebolaget. Coincidence? Probably not. I can’t be the only one thinking that burgundy is the new black so am happy to see that someone else agrees and is offering that shade of color from nearly all of their brands. The one being highlighted is by their new offering, Paolo Scafora, and is a very elegant […]

August 28, 2017

More Burgundy Shoes = Progression

  Its always refreshing to see brands stocking a good pair of burgundy shoes. I am not talking about the safe color of oxblood or plum, I am talking about a bright and bold burgundy shade of leather. One that is on the verge of red rather than the opposite and darker spectrum of that shade. Burgundy is a captivating color that for me commands the eye and always leaves people in awe and admiration […]

September 8, 2016

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Things To Know About Shoes: Part 2 – The Next 10

Dear Readers, Here is the 2nd part of my ‘Things to know about shoes.’ If you happen to missed the first 10, here they are. I hope that you enjoy the post and I will try and scrounge up another 10 by next week or the one after! 11. Soles wear out. They are not invincible. Even the best ones will wear out quickly if you over-wear them. If you live in a wet city […]

April 19, 2016

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The Brogue of All Brogues by Dimitri Gomez

A full brogue has a lot of hole punching on it. And it’s interesting to think that a model adopted from a shoe that used to let water go through, found in the marshlands of Scotland has become such a staple piece in dress footwear. And yet its funny that people will be afraid to wear a navy blue shoe yet will wear a shoe that has holes everywhere. Collective societal thinking is an interesting […]

February 15, 2016

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Burgundy Suede Loafers by Mannina

  Caught wind of this lovely loafer during my last time in Florence and was struck by it’s beauty. I think that this year you will see a lot of burgundy suede. I at least know two companies that are releasing burgundy suede loafers, so do be on the look out if this type of make up intrigues you. Naturally I am attracted to wholecut loafers so when I saw this, I was in awe […]

June 26, 2015

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Burgundy Monks by Bonafe!

I saw these burgundy monks, by Enzo Bonafe, the other day on Skoaktiebolaget’s social media feed (can’t remember which one) and was instantly impressed and proud. Proud because I feel like someone has been listening to my constant nagging of ‘more burgundy!!’ Maybe not though and they had it made on their own accord, but nevertheless, I was pleased to see such a beauty and bet that they are going to look great on the […]

February 9, 2015

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The Classic Adelaide

  I what I love about the adelaide oxford is that in the grand scheme of shoe designs, it is relatively new for being such a classic look. I am quite sure that it did not come around until the 70’s. In reality that last comment is just speculation but I don’t really recall ever seeing archival shoes that were adelaides, not at least the really old ones. Yet it has the feel of being […]

September 9, 2014

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Designs Done Differently

I always admire when I see a shoemaker create a pattern that is classic yet definitely twisted (in a good way!). And what most people may not appreciate is the fact that it is really hard to do. Interesting ideas in your head don’t always look great in the flesh or sometimes can’t be executed properly due to the rules of pattern making or the complexities of lasting and fitting that leather over the last. […]

September 5, 2014

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Dandy Shoe Care Trunk Show at Skoaktiebolaget

It would appear that as time goes on the idea of the patination of shoes becomes more and more prevalent within the shoe industry. Putting modern ideas on classic shoes is probably my absolute favorite concept as I love the designs of yesteryear but hate the idea of being stuck to the classic color offerings (i.e. black/brown/tan etc.). So seeing things like this always makes me happy as I feel that it is yet just […]