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September 28, 2012

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Scarpe Di Bianco – An MTO Process….

A few years back a company named Scarpe Di Bianco came on to the scene, blowing the socks off of anyone who appreciated nice footwear. I remember the first time that I saw them (online) and thought to myself, ‘man, I would love to have all of these!’ Not only do they have an enormous collection, as far as styles go, but also make shoes in every single color that you could think of. A […]

November 18, 2010

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Today’s Favorites – Scarpe Di Bianco

While I am not crazy about the burnishing job that Scarpe Di Bianco did on the toes and heels, I do love the fact that they darkened the leather where the brogueing takes place. This feature provides a great way to accentuate the brogue and while this might be quite loud for some, I find it to be something that will help differentiate the model from all of the other full-brogues that would look exactly […]

October 10, 2010

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Shoes Of The Day

Men’s Shoes:† I don’t know why, but I have never been the biggest fan of the apron toe style. Maybe it’s because so many company’s make them in such an unpleasant manner where the top stitch just really doesn’t compliment the shape of the last and for me it just ruins the whole look. But every once in a while, you get a smart designer who does it right! These shoes by StefanoBi for Domenico […]

October 7, 2010

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Shoes Of The Day

An impressive gray shoe is not to be trifled with!! When done properly, it’s altitude on the scale of versatility is darn hard to beat. This pair, by Gaziano & Girling, called the Rothschild just might be the most magnificent one that I have seen yet! It’s patina is amazing, it’s color variation is perfect and the fact that it is a full-brogue just puts the cherry on top!! I tip my hat to Mr. […]