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News In The Industry – Things to Watch Out For!

New things are going on all of the time in the shoe industry but it is hard to keep up with it all so I have compiled a short list of things that I find relevant and hopefully what you guys might also appreciate. Hope that you enjoy at least one of the bits of news! Carmina launches wide width GMTO — Carmina has officially launched a EEE width GMTO collection which allows those with […]

January 25, 2017

Leffot – New Products for NYC

I always look forward to seeing what retailers are stocking in their shops as new pieces and makers they bring on board. Now of course, I never care about the boring black oxford that they will stock, but do more so like seeing the choice daring pieces that I know that they are taking a risk on, like these Brighton loafers by Corthay. I had someone ask me recently, ‘Justin, don’t you ever get afraid […]

December 6, 2016

A Trip to Corthay – London

It is not often that I get to visit the Corthay shop in London. It might sound silly that while it is only about 20 mins away, it feels like eternity to get there and come back and with as hectic as my days are, it is hard to justify it. Also I am not a fan of Knightsbridge and all of the flash that goes on there. I much prefer Mayfair. But that is […]

Thomas Kalflo Patina Interview

For those that may have not ever heard of this name before, allow me to give you a brief intro on exactly who is Mr. Thomas Kalflo. First and foremost he is a very talented, young Parisian gentleman who above all is an artist. His drawing capabilities are second to none and with his artistry background, about 5-6 years ago he decided to dive into the world of Patina, first at Corthay and then for […]

June 2, 2016

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Cool Shoes From Instagram

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June 1, 2016

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Leffot Launches Chicago Shop This A/W

It is always nice to see good businesses expanding and it appears that one of the pioneers of multi-brand shoe shops of the upper calibre, Leffot, has finally been able to take his (Steven Taffel – owner) initial idea and expand it to another great city in the US: the city of Chicago! And it is well done on him as I feel that Chicago was always one of those places that needed a shop […]

May 13, 2016

More of Corthay’s New Arrivals

A few weeks back I gave you a snippet of Corthay’s latest creations and instead of doing it bit by bit again, I have decided to just give you the whole lot! So here is little text but lots of imagery for your to feast your eyes on! http://www.corthay.com/ And remember that the J.FitzPatrick Button Shoe (Aurora) Pre-Sale with a 10% discount ends this Sunday evening so don’t miss your opportunity to save a few […]

April 14, 2016

Corthay’s New Creations Part 1

What I love about Corthay is the fact that they are not afraid of some color and it shows greatly in all of their collections as each season is filled with more and more incorporated colors and materials used. But what I loved best about these new creations are the patina’d tassels on the loafers above. That is next level creativity right there and I wouldn’t expect anything less from Corthay as they are always […]

January 11, 2016

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Pitti Week For Me

So I touched down in Florence yesterday and am now getting poured in 15 degree weather (which is really strange for this time of year, the common trend this Winter). Pitti starts tomorrow and it should be interesting. Will do my best to keep up with social media and whatnot and take pics of the latest trends. So stay tuned!! For those that ordered toe taps on your shoes during our Winter Sale, which is […]