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October 7, 2014

The Apron Derby Boot

The handstitch apron toe seems to be coming back in trend and I must say that I am quite pleased by it. When I was younger (not that I am old!), I had a love/hate relationship with apron toed shoes. I mean, the Italians have always done them well, and when they are done well, they look amazing. But the opposite also rings true. When an apron stitch doesn’t suit the last or follow the […]

August 31, 2013

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Issues with the Blog

  Dear Readers, I am not sure if any of you have been experiencing problems viewing the blog or issues with slow processing times, but it would appear that I have been, which is not good as the blog’s author and moderator. So, you may notice that things will be changing such as putting the blog back to the way it was when I first launched it, now having to click “read more” to see […]

July 3, 2013

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The Boot That Will Last A Lifetime!

I have never really been so taken by cordovan leather. Not because I don’t like it or anything like that, but mainly because I was not sure that the extra cost warranted true justification. I know that cordovan leather is far stronger than your average calfskin, but when you are a guy like me that gets new shoes on a monthly basis and recycles the old ones, it’s rare that I buy to have forever. […]