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Happy 4th of July!!

I know that this holiday is not for everyone out there but as I have not celebrated it in 7 years from being outside of the US, I felt it nice to simply give a small shout out to all of my fellow people who are enjoying this celebration no matter if you are American or just visiting. It’s a fun day no matter where you come from to see the fireworks and spend time […]

June 30, 2016

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The World of Shoes – Dimitri Gomez

A new shoe website has recently been born, naturally looking to encompass everything shoes: from selling, to educating, to listing out every brand ever invented (worth mentioning that is) and all the rest that a good blog/website comes with. While it is still in its infant stages (building a proper website takes A LOT OF TIME!!!), ‘The World of Shoes‘ looks to become something of a cross between Mr. Porter and and encyclopedia of shoes. […]

April 19, 2016

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The Brogue of All Brogues by Dimitri Gomez

A full brogue has a lot of hole punching on it. And it’s interesting to think that a model adopted from a shoe that used to let water go through, found in the marshlands of Scotland has become such a staple piece in dress footwear. And yet its funny that people will be afraid to wear a navy blue shoe yet will wear a shoe that has holes everywhere. Collective societal thinking is an interesting […]

March 30, 2016

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Toe Spring – What’s It All About?

Many of you have probably heard the term ‘Toe Spring’ before but I am sure that not as many of you probably know what it is actually referring to. Well, let’s talk about it and see if we can shed some light on what it is and how it affects not only the look of your shoes but the also the way it affects your walking. How many of you have seen those horrendous shoes […]

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 […]

August 21, 2015

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Red Brogues by Dimitri Gomez Bottier

I have always had a fascination with the idea of wearing red shoes. The problem is that it is very hard to do. I actually have a pair, of quite red ones (like cherry red), but yet they may see the light of day once a year, if not less. It’s not that I don’t like wearing them but in a city like London where one is constantly bombarded by people, judging ones at that, […]

December 29, 2014

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Victorian Boots by Dimitri Gomez

If I had to choose one style of shoe/boot to wear for the rest of my life, it would definitely be an oxford boot. For me, they can go with everything from suits to jeans and everything in between. The only problem is that they have to be done in a very sleek manner for them to be able to fall nicely under a pair of slick suit trousers (according to many, I put the […]

August 25, 2014

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The Saddle Shoe is Back!

I am starting to see a lot more dressy saddle shoes lately and I am quite pleased by that as it is probably my favorite type of dress shoe. As I have said before, for me, the saddle shoe creates the perfect opportunity for a well balanced two-toned shoe. Even if one was to be monotone but bi-material, it still presents a subtly elegant duality but one that is nonetheless noticeably present. And that is […]

May 27, 2014

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Dimitri Gomez Bespoke Balmoral Boot

This is one of the nicest photos I have seen in awhile. Not because it’s done in any fancy way, but simply for all of the textures/color/light variations that make up the whole photo. But what I really like best about this boot by Dimitri Gomez it is the old world reminiscence that it provides, reminding me of how shoes used to be made back in the Victorian/Edwardian Eras. When you look at boots from […]

July 9, 2012

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When You Go Bespoke, The World Is For Your Taking

Corthay Having been heavily involved for some time now within the bespoke world of both shoes and suits, I have seen my fair share of the end results to customer orders. Sometimes I see the most plain-jane type of things: a black cap-toe oxford, a brown 3 eyelet plain-toe derby or just a notch lapel 2-button, plain gray cloth suit. Other times, I have seen blue suede chukka boots with pink stars stitched into the […]