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Pet Peeves in the Shoe Industry – The List – The First Ten

There are many things that happen in the shoe world that make this snob a bit crazy when I see it occurring. Some of it I feel is done from lack of education so want to list these things here with future posts to go in detail on each one. Two of them, I have already written about so will start with those. Enjoy and if you find yourself doing these things, think about it! […]

December 1, 2017

Calzoleria Carlino – New Bespoke Footwear on the Block!

Now more than ever is the ‘time of the bespoke shoemaker.’ With the help of shoemaking schools all around the world, the internet aka YouTube, shoemaking blogs, apprenticeships galore, it is a lot easier to find a way to learn the knowledge of shoemaking then it was even 10-20 years ago. Case in point is the young shoemaker Riccardo Carlino of Calzoleria Carlino who is only 24 and now has his own workshop and business, which to […]

January 26, 2017

Dandy Shoe Care Finally Launches Instagram Account!!

Dandy Shoe Care has championed Twitter and Tumblr for many years but never made the jump to Instagram. I always wondered why, especially as these days you can post on Instagram and it can automatically go to your Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and a few other social media apps if you connect them. So in reality it is a no brainer to use as you are able to kill 4 birds with one stone and make […]

December 15, 2016

Dandy Shoe Care Sells Patina’d Ed Et Al Loafer

  For one of you lucky people who wears a UK10/US11, you will be pleased to know that this brand new pair of Ed Et Al Amoy Quee II loafers is up for sale with a very beautiful and original patina to it, given by none other than Alexander Nurulaeff of Dandy Shoe Care. The price of it is €380 plus shipping and if you are interested you will need to directly contact Alexander himself […]

September 8, 2016

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Things To Know About Shoes: Part 2 – The Next 10

Dear Readers, Here is the 2nd part of my ‘Things to know about shoes.’ If you happen to missed the first 10, here they are. I hope that you enjoy the post and I will try and scrounge up another 10 by next week or the one after! 11. Soles wear out. They are not invincible. Even the best ones will wear out quickly if you over-wear them. If you live in a wet city […]

June 13, 2016

Alexander Nurulaeff of Dandy Shoe Care – Interview

In an effort to get the blog back to its roots of truly feeding the readers the knowledge that they are yearning for, I had the idea to get back into doing interviews. With the help of my colleague Stacey who gave me the idea to dive into the world of patina, we are kicking off this interview series with none other than Alexander Nurulaeff of Dandy Shoe Care. He just had his birthday last […]

February 2, 2016

First Round of Dandy Shoe Care x J.FitzPatrick “David” Boot

I have just received word from Alexander of Dandy Shoe Care that the first round of patinas are finished on our collaborative David boot model, which was a new boot for the J.FitzPatrick collection. He was kind enough to take pictures (as he is very good at doing) and shared them with me. As you can see the first round of patinas were quite bold ones but showed some great artistic capabilities by Alexander. And […]

Other Great Shoe Blogs

As much as I would love to reign over the shoe world, I can’t deny that there are other great shoe blogs out there, ones that I also take inspiration from. As I am not a greedy man, I thought that I would share them with you in the hopes to give you something more to look at when I am lacking in getting stuff out there. So here they are: Shoegazing – Jesper is […]

December 18, 2015

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Photo Of The Year – Dandy Shoe Care

I saw this image on Dandy Shoe Care’s twitter feed the other day and it blew me away for it’s vividness and harmony. Not only is the background beautiful but the patina (and more so the aging of it) is simply sublime. Put the two things together and what you have is the photo of the year in my book. And it comes as no surprise as Alexander is a photography extraordinaire with the amount […]

December 10, 2015

Dandy Shoe Care x J.FitzPatrick Boot Edition — Now Live!

On our 3rd collaboration with Dandy Shoe Care, we decided to switch it up a bit and offer a boot as opposed to the typical shoe that we have been previously offering. And not only did we do a boot, but we also did a new model entirely, called David. The David boot stems from a play on our Wedgwood model and was created by a customer that wanted to change a few details to […]