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June 11, 2015

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Enzo Bonafe MTO

I am bit pressed for time today as it is my first full day in NYC and I need to get ready to head downtown to check on my shoes and do my rounds of visits to the various shops that I like. But I thought that many of you would appreciate these lovely photographs by Skoaktiebolaget of their various Enzo Bonafe MTO’s. I particularly like the brown suede adelaide brogue with scarlet red lining. […]

May 18, 2015

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New Bespoke On The Block – Nicholas Templeman

It is always interesting to see how a shoemaker will branch out from where they came and how their making will be different to that of the parent company (the one that taught them). The best example is Japanese shoemakers that come to Europe, learn in England or Italy and then go back to Japan and take what they learned, building upon it to make it even better. This is precisely what Nicholas Templeman seems to […]

February 17, 2015

More Boldness Getting Made

Maybe its just because I spend a lot of my time on Instagram but I am starting to see a lot of bold shoes these days made as MTO/Bespoke for clients and it’s quite refreshing. And its not so much bright colors or anything like that, but more two toned (even tonal) shoes, button shoes, multiple textured shoes and styles that are outside of your average oxford. For example, the Adelaide oxford is becoming more […]

December 30, 2014

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Button Shoes by Aubercy

  I have a few predictions of things to watch out for for 2015 and button boots/shoes is one of them. They are not an easy thing to make nor are they easy to sell as a mass-market product. The reason being the fact that they are simply not that practical for modern day society. Maybe we can change that? I don’t know. But a kid can dream, right?! This model here by Aubercy is […]

December 11, 2014

Aubercy’s New Models

So I am currently in Paris in preparation for my trunk show here at the Menswear Corner concept store, from tomorrow until Saturday at 12 Passage Choiseul (75002). Considering I had some down time after my quick and easy set up, I decided to pop by one of my favorite Parisian shoemakers; the one and only Aubercy and see what they have been cooking up. Needless to say, I am always impressed when I go […]