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June 17, 2015

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An Interesting Derby by Cordonnerie Deuzet

It’s always nice to discover new shoemakers and this morning while looking for inspiration on what to write about, I happened to discover Cordonnerie Deuzet of Lausanne, Switzerland. They seem to be a jack-of-all-trades type shoemaker in the sense that they are just shoemakers, but also take repairs, patina and even the tattooing of shoes and pretty sure that they don’t just take their own shoes but any brand for that matter. Makes sense too […]

June 11, 2015

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Enzo Bonafe MTO

I am bit pressed for time today as it is my first full day in NYC and I need to get ready to head downtown to check on my shoes and do my rounds of visits to the various shops that I like. But I thought that many of you would appreciate these lovely photographs by Skoaktiebolaget of their various Enzo Bonafe MTO’s. I particularly like the brown suede adelaide brogue with scarlet red lining. […]

May 25, 2015

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Edward Green for the Spring!

When I have a spare 5-10 minutes and am heading towards my cobbler, I always pop my head into the Edward Green shop on Jermyn st. to see what they have recently cooked up for new models/colorways. Recently I had those spare minutes so took the time to go see their new S/S stock which consisted of many new interesting things. While EG is quite classic in nature of shoe styles, what I really like […]

May 5, 2015

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Saint Crispins Launches Online

Saint Crispins has been up to a lot these days. First they launched at Skoaktiebolaget and now they have started a small online boutique on their own website for those of you that are within reach of one of their stockists but are dying to try a pair of shoes. It would appear to be a work in progress as there is quite limited stock and options available. But nonetheless, you can finally go directly to […]

April 22, 2015

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J.FitzPatrick Spring/Summer 2015 Stock Now In!

  Dear Readers, After much delay, our Spring/Summer stock is finally in. Part of the delay was due to the people that hand-stitched our aprons on our new Madison penny loafers and the other was of course a delay in leather, specifically the Antique Brown from Annonay. But fret not, the shoes are finally in and ready to be purchased (with the exception of about 10 pairs which are still 2 weeks in delay – […]

December 17, 2014

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Antonio de Torres Upcoming Brand

A while back I wrote about a brand by the name of Massimo Ferrari (see review here) who was headed up by shoe designer Luis Antonio Torres. It would appear that since then, the direction of the company has changed and he is now dropping a new line with his name as the brand. Instead of going into all the details on here, I will pass you on to Claymoor’s list who did a big […]

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Gaziano & Girling Foster & Son Bespoke George Cleverley Corthay Edward Green for Leather Soul

September 30, 2014

Mario Bemer Bespoke & New Site

I wrote about Mario Bemer not too long ago, having come back from Pitti Uomo in the hopes to shed some light on his new company. (If you missed it, you can find the post HERE) For those that don’t know, Mario is the brother of the late Stefano Bemer and has just recently branched off to start his own collection of shoes focusing on the idea of made 100% in Italy. Keeping in tune with […]

September 23, 2014

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The Two Toned Vamp by Foster & Son

I passed by Foster and Son this morning to say hello to my compadres there and to see what was shaking and I happened to stumble upon a few of their archived bespoke shoes that I had not previously seen before. They grabbed my attention as they reminded me that while many people may think that modern day is the the adventurous period in footwear, I must say that I am not sure if it […]

September 2, 2014

Things To Know About Shoes Part 4: Fit/Function vs Style

1. Most shoe styles (i.e. wholecut vs. full brogue vs. derby etc) will fit different, even if made on the same exact last. 2. The shoemaking process can affect fit. One pair of shoes can fit differently than another in the same exact model and size. For example, how long the shoe was left on the last will affect how “hugging” (aka tight) the shoe will be. Also how well it was lasted. 3. The […]