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May 19, 2016

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Carreducker ‘Barkan’ Desert Boot Campaign

The Carreducker duo are back at it again with another campaign to get a new RTW product off of the ground and running. The latest model is a bit more mainstream than their previous slipper collection as it consists of the classic chukka styled desert boot so famously popularized by Clarks, yet interpreted by Carrducker from one of their bespoke models. Coming in an array of colors and leathers (vegetable tanned calfskin, suede and nubuck) […]

August 5, 2015

The Fusion of Smart Shoes x Trainer Style = Septieme Largeur

I am not going to lie, I have never really been a fan of white soles, not on smart shoes at least. That was until Septieme Largeur started doing them. And while I can’t say that I own a pair, I can admit that when I look at this I am attracted to it as for me it presents the ideal blend of a smart casual shoe. I find myself more and more wearing leather […]

October 9, 2014

Foster & Son Go Sexy!

If the ‘Mad Men’ series has taught us anything it is that sometimes an off-the-wall ad campaign that does what no one else is doing can sometimes reinvigorate your company’s image in the eyes of the consumers. And so Foster & Son is giving it a go by adding sexy appeal to their shoes and advertising. It’s not that they are fading or anything like that but in a saturated market, on a street where […]

August 5, 2014

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The Japanese Strike Again! (With great shoemaking and clever ideas)

This is probably the most attractive leather that I have ever seen. That blue color is simply amazing and the leather looks of such fine quality. And that is what you get when you are dealing with a great quality Cordovan. The workmanship that has gone into this boot speaks at you from every angle, and it’s not even to mention the cool idea of this color/leather on this pattern of shoe. With a boot […]

January 29, 2014

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Solid Winter Boot by Foster & Son

Days like today really makes one wish that he had a proper pair of boots that could not only hold up to the weather but also be semi-smart at the same time. While the weather here in London is somewhat mild to the likes of you all in NYC and other snowy places, when you look at the weather forecast and it says heavy rain for at least 24 hours, you start to feel terrified […]

April 13, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Alden

While I have never been a huge fan of Alden for their dress shoes, due to their heaviness and chunkiness, I can say that they might possibly make the best dress/casual chukka boot. They have managed to create the perfect shape, something that can go well with some smart trousers but also look amazing with a nice pair of jeans. One might think that it is easy to create such a versatile shoe, but in […]