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July 23, 2013

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J.FitzPatrick Spring/Summer Now in Stock

So needless to say it’s been quite a learning experience understanding the ropes of turnaround/replenishment times from the day that I place an order to the day that I receive the order in full. Some things come as quick as 6-8 weeks, others as slow as 8-14 weeks. It can be quite frustrating at times, but I believe that the new found delay has been due to a more strict quality control put in place […]

February 27, 2013

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Unique Design by Magnanni

There is greatness and then there is excess. This borderlines on the mixture of the two. The idea of a wholecut loafer with these buttons and then an interchangeable tassel is simply brilliant in my opinion. But then adding the cloth as the upper is what makes it overkill to me. The fabric alone, as a wholecut with that lovely black trim would be great, but having it all together is not…..Far better would be […]

February 22, 2013

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From London to Melbourne – The Making of Christian Kimber

I remember when I first started working on Savile Row. I was fresh & naive and I did not really know anyone in the industry outside of Carreducker. They had told me about the owner of then Lodger, being American (from the NW like me) and friendly, and offered an introduction so that I could start making contacts and just getting to know people really. So I emailed the owner, told him that I would […]

November 6, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Bontoni Loafer MTO

Whilst living in America, I had the ability to see Bontoni shoes anytime I wanted. I just had to exit my job, walk about 100 yards and boom, there I was in Mario’s looking at Bontoni’s latest and greatest. But now that I live in Europe, I NEVER get to see them anymore, as I believe that they only really export their RTW stuff to America (and maybe the Far East). I have heard that […]

October 16, 2012

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Persona Footwear

A few weeks/months back, I did a post about customized loafers/shoes and one of the brands that I highlighted was Persona. Out of that interest in the subject, the owner Derrick, emailed me and offered to make me a pair in order to show me what the company was all about. Being the shoe fanatic that I am, I kindly accepted and began thinking about what I wanted. Being that the company is based around […]