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June 5, 2014

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Mr. Hare’s Quest for Blue Shoes!

It’s rare that I put a “designer” brand on the blog. Most of the designer labels are quite appalling in my opinion, but when it comes to Mr. Hare, I have always appreciated his execution of design. Where as I see my own brand as classic with a modern twist, I feel that his have always been modern with a classic twist. The other way around, means that while his base foundation involves making things […]

October 17, 2013

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“Designers” Have No Limits – Rubbish Welcomed

Getting older has seemed to make me go a bit soft, as my snobbish side is not as loud as it used to be and I seem to only write positive stuff these days (relatively). But seeing things like this just make me want to lash out. I mean, who would wear these? Just maybe (big just) could I think that it would be fun to wear mismatched laces (not that I would do it […]

January 7, 2013

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Sticking To What You Know

One of the only Jimmy Choo’s that I like There seems to be a big trend right now in the style/fashion industry of companies trying to add new categories of product to their existing repertoire. Everyone seems to be doing it now and I wonder just how far it will go? It’s obviously not something new as the Ralph Lauren’s, the Gucci’s, the LV’s and the Ferragamo’s have been doing for ages, but it seems […]

June 19, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Tom Ford Tassel Loafers

While I can’t say that Tom Ford shoes warrant the ridiculous retail sticker cost that comes with them, I can say that for a “designer” he does have some beautiful and well made shoes under his label, such as these dark green tassel loafers. In fact, I think that for a designer brand, he probably makes the best shoes i.e. sources the best shoemaker that he could find in Italy to make his shoes. They […]

April 18, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Bottega Veneta – Denim Dress Shoes

Picture Courtesy Of: The Shoe Buff One of the coolest shoes that I have ever seen (believe it or not) was a pair of Hugo Boss shoes that were a mix between brown leather and bright blue jean denim, in the pattern of a spectator (co-respondent). Now, I can’t say if I would feel the same way about them today, as this was about 6 years ago and my tastes have changed since then, but […]

August 31, 2011

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Seriously…..? What is high fashion?

The words style and fashion sure do not mix, nor do they have even close to the same meaning, as we shall learn here today. Now, one might bravely call these Christian Louboutin shoes ‘high fashion objects,’ but one would hopefully not venture to wear these and say that they have ‘style.’ Obviously, those who would buy and wear them, will undoubtedly think that they have style, but oh how wrong they will be. I […]

April 4, 2011

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Trying Too Hard – Baby Steps Before Leaps!

I don’t know how many of you have noticed, but 2011 definitely started off as the year that bold colored shoes have become significantly more prominent in the shoe industry. For me this breakthrough is amazing, but the only downfall is that I feel that many of the shoe companies attempting to introduce more color into their shoe lines, skipped all subtlety and went straight for gaudy. Let’s take Prada (pictured above), for example, who […]