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Burgundy Whole Cut Shoes Archive

August 1, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – The Best Wholecut, Ever!

† Most of you know that I am big advocate of the wholecut oxford (and any wholecut for that matter), as it’s look of cleanliness and lack of fluff allows it to be among the most elegant and versatile of shoes. This model here, by Gaziano & Girling, just happens to be one of my all-time favorites, not only of Gaziano & Girling, but of all shoes, ever! In fact, when my line finally comes […]

May 10, 2012

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It’s Just Me And My Pink Laces!

Some might call this overkill, others might call it brilliant, I just call it being bored from conservatism and wanting to do something about it! Because every now and then, an outfit needs a injection of fun color to liven it up a bit….and as I have said before, a touch of extravagant lacing helps to meet that need. Most people go for the classic red laces but as I had a tie that matched […]

March 8, 2012

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What I Am Wearing

For the life of me, I still cannot understand why I don’t see more gentlemen wearing burgundy shoes. Come to think of it, I can’t seem to recall, ever since I have been in this country (England), having seen someone wearing burgundy shoes with a suit, and almost, burgundy shoes period. It’s such a lovely color that compliments blue better than any other color (even brown), yet it would appear that not many other people […]

August 14, 2011

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Aged Burgundy Berluti’s

I don’t think that any color of shoe ages more beautifully than that of burgundy/oxblood/cordovan. The natural patina that a burgundy shoe creates over the years, due to wear & tear, the sunlight, dirt, practically everything really, brings out the most unique coloring effects on the leather. So when a customer brought me these lovely Berluti wholecuts, that looked about 10-15 years old, I knew that I was going to have to share them with […]