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May 17, 2011

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Driving Loafers – Europe’s Summer Shoe

Depending on where you live in this world, there is always a shoe that acts as one’s ‘go-to’ model once the hot days of spring and summer start to show their face. In tropical places you have the flip-flop, in the States you have the boat shoe, and in Europe you have espadrilles and even better yet, the driving loafer. But the greatest thing about driving loafers, is that if you have the right model […]

March 27, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Scarpe Di Bianco Loafers

While I own a bunch of loafers already, I recently am quite obsessed with the idea of more traditional looking loafers, and owning them. Not that these models are necessarily traditional, but they offer that ‘classic with a modern look’ feel, as well as offering nice shapes, colors and designs. Having never seen Scarpe Di Bianco in person, due to their newness in the industry, I am quite curious of them. From looking at them, […]

December 20, 2010

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The Whole-Cut Loafer

When you think about traditional English shoes styles, what usually comes to mind are brogues. But what I just noticed not too long ago is that the majority of British shoe companies almost always offer a ‘whole-cut’ loafer. And when I say ‘the majority,’ I mean it in the sense of the classic companies who hold traditional shoemaking standards to a high level and maintain (to a degree) the quintessentially British appeal when creating their […]

July 4, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

I am a sucker for Ferragamo and it’s because of great shoes like these that they seem to always keep my interest. The uniqueness of velour always adds a touch of brilliance to that which seems to lack in being just a plain calfskin. The shoe above would be just another black driving loafer had it not been made with velour. But with the velour it is something completely different. There is a different feel […]

April 15, 2010

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Flip Flops With Jeans – No Dice!!!

Seriously, men wearing flip flops with jeans has to be in the top 3 of sartorial blunders in existence!!! And even worse, it is the #1 reason why every other country (except England, who has the same problem) makes fun of the way we dress and to be honest, as proud as I am to be American, I agree with them! This look just makes no sense!! I know your argument would be that you […]