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John Lobb Canvas Oxford – A New Look

  There are some people who are not too happy with the new direction of John Lobb’s design and ethos. Putting myself in the mind of the customer, I can kind of understand. Putting myself in the mind of a business owner, I don’t really get it. What surprises me most is that John Lobb (Paris, RTW) has always been owned by Hermes and although made in England, is in reality a French-designer run company. […]

July 17, 2014

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Corthay Canvas Shoes for S/S2015

I have always loved canvas as a material. The only thing that I do not love is how hard it is to clean when it gets dirty. White Chuck T’s (converse all star’s) are the ultimate no-no shoe for this very idea, but they always look cool. But as someone who hates a dirty/scuffy shoe, I could never allow myself to get a pair of those. This is where I am with these Corthay’s. Looking […]

January 8, 2014

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Rudolf/Markus Scheer Shoes

There is definitely no shortage of bespoke shoemakers in the world, that’s for sure. One that I have yet to talk about but that definitely deserves attention is that of Rudolf Scheer & Sons, who I believe is now headed by one of those sons (grandsons to be exact!), whose name is Markus. The Austrian shoemakers have been making shoes since the early 1800’s, which if you start to ponder will you thus realize is […]

August 2, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Tim Little Saddle Shoes

I have a real sickness for saddle shoes and this model here, by Tim Little, sure doesn’t help in finding the cure to that sickness. It’s still so hard for me to pinpoint my precise infatuation with them, but if I had to venture a thoughtful guess I think that I would say that the saddle part, for me, presents the perfect position and amount of space (with respects to the entire shoe) to create […]

June 30, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Grenson Canvas Cap Toe’s

I finally saw someone wearing cool and unique shoes, on Savile Row!!! I can’t lie, actually this is the second time, but the first, I was heading to work, had my iPod in, and just couldn’t be fussed to ask some random guy to take a picture of his shoes. But as this was a customer who came over to chat, I thought to myself, ‘why not?’ I was stumped, too, because I thought that […]