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May 24, 2018

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Aubercy Summer Sneakers – On Fire!

I am really loving Aubercy’s dress sneakers range, particularly the new colorways for SS2018. It’s not easy to make a dress sneaker, something sharp and elegant yet still a sneaker-like shoe. Because in reality, if you take away the connection of the cap to the facing, and make the facing a little bit smaller, this is essentially a dress shoe as it sports a traditional heel. Most don’t think about it but patterns of dress […]

May 28, 2017

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A Guide To Dyeing Your Own Shoes

  Have you ever been bored of a pair of shoes and wanted to do something about, for example, change the color? I know I have, with many of my older shoes. This time I actually decided to do something about partly because I was never wearing these shoes and partly to provide you all a post about how to do it in the leisure of your home. Let me start off by saying that […]

April 26, 2017

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Bobbies – Driving Loafers Done Differently

For me, the idea of a driving loafer is to be comfortable and casual. It is a fun shoe, not a stuffy dress shoe that should be black and boring. Driving shoes, while can be uniform in a dark color, in my mind should be playful and different. It’s something that you wear in the Summer when the sky is beautiful and light, colors are vivid and life is relaxed. This is how I picture […]

May 21, 2015

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Thorocraft Sneakers – For Grown Ups

  The thing about me is that my love of shoes started from trainers. I used to have every Nike there ever was. At one point, I must have had about +30 Nikes, 7 or so Converse, 6 Vans, 5 Sperry boat shoes and a number of Adidas and Puma. Now, I have given about 95% of those away, stick with my Superga’s and a few things here and there for lazy Sunday’s. But I […]

July 14, 2014

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Awl & Sundry – Customization Made Easy

  As I have said before, it is always interesting to see a new shoe brand coming out and thus figuring out what it brings to the table. Those that bring nothing, usually fade away, but those that create something unique and unlike what anyone has done before (or better than an existing company) usually do well and stick around for at least a while. In comes Awl & Sundry, a new brand who has […]

July 8, 2014

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Bi-Color Cordovan by Enrile

Usually I am not crazy about the split in color on a derby where the vamp/toe is one color and the quarter/counter is another. For some reason the difference between the colors splitting between top to bottom (like on a balmoral) is so much more pleasing to my eye in comparison to the colors splitting from left to right. I don’t know why this is but it is. This model by Spanish shoemaker Enrile took […]

February 20, 2013

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Tailored for Taylor

So, as you can imagine, I get a lot of emails asking me to write about so so’s product on the blog. A lot of it makes me think that the person writing me didn’t even have the courtesy (or decency) to look at my blog before writing me up, as just to make sure that their product would be even remotely interesting to my audience (or to myself even). The best is when people […]

January 11, 2013

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Austen Heller – The New Driving Loafer

By way of a fellow blogger and friend, I came across a new American shoe brand, Austen Heller, selling their take on a driving loafer. Because I am always in the market for a good version at a good price, I was immediately intrigued when my friend was telling me about them and how they differentiated themselves from the rest of the market. I then went to the website and really liked pretty much everything […]

July 3, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Custom Boat Shoes

Many of you may know how much of a sucker I am for a nice boat shoe which probably stems from my lack of enthusiasm for flip flops, and therefore needing a solid replacement shoe to use during the hot months which seem to never come in sunny ‘ol England. But nevertheless, I do love a nice pair of boat shoes, and was therefore quite pleased when I saw this model by Calzoleria Giacopelli, which […]

June 14, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Buttero Boat Shoes

You may read this blog, look at all of my ‘what I am wearing’ posts, and think that I am just some snob that wears nothing but high end shoes and ‘dress’ outfits, but in actuality I am quite a casual guy. I probably have about 10-12 pairs of jeans, which are by far my all time favorite type of trousers. In reality I am a jeans guy and prancing around in my G&G’s doesn’t […]