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November 2, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Clematis

With as many Japanese shoemakers that I discover month after month, I really get the feeling that Japan is just a haystack full of needles waiting to be discovered. There is never a time that I find a new maker that is disappointing and Clematis is no exception. Having no idea their history, all I know is that I discovered them by chance and fell in love with the a lot of their models. What […]

September 11, 2012

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More Japanese Greatness – Clematis

What makes a shoe particular? THE DETAILS! That being, what can you spot on this shoe that is ever so subtly different??? Well, let’s take a look…..see how both heel counter and quarter brogueing bits are sloped in an upward manner and then drop towards the welt, as opposed to the classic straight line over with a drop down? Or see how the welt is black, but the sole is some sort of reddish brown? […]