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Dress Shoes Archive

February 26, 2021

Shoes I Am Selling – Price Drop

Huge Price Drop on Pairs Still Available!   Between $50 and $250 in price drops (per pair), the deals available are even better now. Unlike other Spring Cleaning’s that I have done, this time I actually have a lot of unused shoes by other brands. And a lot of exciting, up-and-coming brands too. There are some great deals to be had and I love a bundle deal but am not too interested in haggling over […]

February 24, 2021

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Paolo Scafora – X Marks The Spot!

In a day and age where everyone is wearing gym clothes, it is refreshing to see shoemakers still out here pushing the boundaries of unique dress style shoemaking. Even when to do so is quite risky considering the fact that most people that can afford nice things are working from home these days. Yesterday it was Antonio Meccariello and today it is Paolo Scafora of Napoli, who for me is one of the most versatile […]

February 22, 2021

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Next Level Unique by Antonio Meccariello

Some shoes just stop you in your tracks. These bad boys by Meccariello did that for me. Naturally, being a suck for blue suede it is not hard for me to be enamored by a pair of them. But these took it to the next level with all of the subtle details that are quite impressive when you really start to dissect them. So lets take a look at them, one by one. 1. He […]

February 19, 2021

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Vahtia Shoes – A Brand To Watch Out For

I have been seeing Vahtia shoes floating around the shoe forums for a few months now, ever since MBShoeDoc got a pair of them and spread them across the Facebook groups, to all of the super shoe-enthusiasts of the world. Since then, I have followed pair by pair that they sell and the customer uploads, keeping my eye out for something that was intriguing but not quite there yet for me to really sink my […]

February 18, 2021

Hancore Patinas – Now Available via RTW

  Hancore Patina (aka Greg Park) has a new Patina Project Offering underway, in collaboration with J.FitzPatrick Footwear The project is on several models of the entry-level JF Line, namely a hard-wearing jumper boot in grain leather and a chiseled double monk strap. They have made some bundle pricing to make them really attractive and they are all available within 2 weeks from purchase (the patinas have to be created for each order). The project […]

February 10, 2021

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The Shoe Snob Unboxing Series – Passus Shoes

 Here is my latest unboxing video on a brand that I feel is going to do great things. At least, I hope so. And they are called Passus Shoes. A Hungarian brand, making completely handmade footwear for around €700 (for non-Eu customers). It is impressive, to say the least, and I suggest that everyone that is not familiar with them get on board as I have yet to see a better value for money […]

February 9, 2021

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Handstitched Adelaide by Hephaestus Shoemaker

For me, Hephaestus shoemaker (Vietnam) is one of the most exciting shoemakers of today. Again, it is one of those stories where I have been watching him for a few years now (first on FB and now doing more and more on IG) and really seeing how his skills have progressed. What first attracted me to his work was his design work. Since day one, he has definitely been attempting models/design quirks that no one […]

February 5, 2021

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Last Weekend of J.FitzPatrick Winter Sale

  We warned you! Our Winter Sale is wrapping up, and when it goes that’s it, so don’t miss your chance to save big. Snap up these models at a discount this weekend, or risk missing out on them forever (some won’t be coming back)! Check below for a quick preview of what’s on sale (very small preview of all that is discounted), or visit our site to see the full lineup: Up to 40% off […]

February 2, 2021

Spring Cleaning – Shoes I Am Selling

Well, it’s that time again that I start to clean house by getting rid of some of the pairs that I have that don’t get any action and are just taking up space in my tiny Manhattan apartment. And even more so, now that I am finally moving to a larger place, I need to get rid of things to make my move more smooth. Unlike other Spring Cleaning’s that I have done, this time […]

February 1, 2021

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Up & Coming Shoemaker – Fumu SG

Following someone’s journey in the shoe world, is always something that makes me happy. Especially when I know that I had a part in influencing that journey. I am not famous by any means but I do know that many have read my story and gained inspiration from it and for me, that is one of the major reasons I wanted to start my blog. One of my goals was to inspire others like myself […]