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July 9, 2018

How To Sport a Spectator

I feel like most people are afraid of rocking a full-on spectator shoe. Naturally, it is not the most practical model for your banking job but as the world is becoming more and more casual, I don’t see why it is not something that people are not gravitating more towards. I can see that they are not appealing to people that live in places that have harsh weather for most of the year, but for […]

June 11, 2018

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Cheaney’s New S/S18 Two Tone Line Up!

Cheaney has a new line of Americana shoes in two-tone motifs very reminiscent of a time gone in the South of the USA when spectators were all the fashion! As we get more into wearing dress shoes in a casual way, I can see this line being very successful for them. The world is ever-changing in menswear and the dress shoe industry is doing so at an especially rapid rate. People are going more casual […]

August 4, 2016

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The Black Cap Toe Oxford – Your Safe Bet

***Figures have changed since post was originally written*** In the safe world we live in, the black cap toe rules as the ultimate shoe for business wear. It’s usually the first shoe you get when you are a teenager, the one that your parents buy you as your first pair of smart shoes that you will have for special occasions (and then probably never wear). Then again it will most likely be the shoe that […]

October 24, 2014

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Cloth Used in Shoes by Herring

Using cloth in shoes is getting bigger and bigger these days and I personally, as always, am quite happy to see it. This pair, by Herring, worn by my good friend, Gui Bo (of Men Need More Style), is a perfect example of a brilliant execution. I have been so inspired these days that I have decided to do my own version too! (penny loafer though) However it probably wont be out for a year […]

August 26, 2014

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Cheaney at Pitti Uomo 86

Playing a whole lot of catch up today trying to unbox all of the leftover sample sale stock, not to mention that I am getting hit with the flu, thanks to the drastic weather change, lack of sleep and non-stop work. Therefore, don’t have a ton of time to write but I wanted to show you what Cheaney had on offer at the latest Pitti, showing what I believe was a mixture of A/W2014 as […]

April 9, 2014

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Cheaney Impresses Imensely

I was walking down the Piccadilly Arcade the other day and as I usually do briefly scoured past the windows of all the little shoe shops of which Cheaney just happens to be one of. Usually I blow right by, but this day I was encountered with a surprising shock of attraction to one of the new models that I saw in the window. Now, allow me to explain a bit about myself and Cheaney. […]

April 24, 2013

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Cheaney – Times Have Changed

As many of you know, I haven’t always been the biggest fan of Cheaney, not so much in the sense that I did not like their styles and shoes in general but more so that I was not a fan of their lasts (not the shapes, but rather the unbalanced proportions) and the way that a lot of their benchgrade stuff looked (and felt). But, even since their Imperial line has surfaced into the industry, […]