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September 20, 2016

Gaziano & Girling New ‘Savile’ Monkstrap

For those that may not know Gaziano & Girling have just recently celebrated their 10th anniversary and I couldn’t be happier for them. I still remember the day that I discovered them, like it was yesterday, in their first every bit of publicity in the US version of Robb Report. They have certainly come a long way since then and it has been well deserved. To celebrate their 10 years in business making beautiful shoes […]

August 8, 2016

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Herring + Alfred Sargent = 1966 Collection

Herring shoes has come a long way in the last few years. When I first started out as a blogger, I won’t lie, I was not a fan of what they were selling as it appeared to be predominantly the lower end shoes made by the likes of Loake and Cheaney (doing what looked liked their bottom end work to maintain those low prices). And it was overly English in my eyes. But in the […]

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 […]

November 15, 2013

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Navy Grain Boot by Crockett & Jones

  So I have finally managed to find a few seconds of spare time on my North American Tour and thought that I would share with you a great looking winter boot that Crockett & Jones just recently released fot their A/W2013 collection. What really intrigued me was the fact that it was a navy grain, something that you really dont see too often. Being the sucker that I am for the color blue, you […]

September 17, 2013

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Gaziano & Girling coming to America!

  Gaziano & Girling are hitting the States for the bi-annual trip to take orders on bespoke and MTO requests. So if you are interested in their illustrious product and fancy trying a pair out, make sure you find yourself at one of these locations, listed below. And simply feast your eyes on the capabilities that they possess!! Autumn 2013 USA and Canada Exhibition   Tony Gaziano and Dean Girling are delighted to inform you […]

August 12, 2013

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New Bespoke Cleverley Models

George Cleverley has come out with a few new bespoke models this A/W2013 that look very promising and exciting! I particularly like the double monk, but am also quite intrigued by the brogue with what seems to have the most brogueing in the world. It’s looks very ‘old world.’ It reminds me of something from the 30’s/40’s, particularly how it looks as if they stitched the welt with about 18-20 stitches to the inch (10-12 […]

August 8, 2013

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Wildsmith Back in Action and Now Live!

Wildsmith, the name that for some reason makes me think of cowboy boots and that was once associated with some of the finest shoes around, has come back into the shoe industry, ready to take it by storm! While they used to be made by Edward Green before their closure some 30-40 years back, the current owners decided to change things up a bit by creating a more competitive and affordable price-point, ranging between £335-£365 […]

June 13, 2013

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New & Lingwood Throwbacks Loafers

The other day, I came across this loafer by New & Lingwood (as a customer brought it in for a shine) and noticed how its design was quite similar to my Marcos loafer. When I designed it I thought that I had created something quite unique by extending the penny strap all the way to the heel, but after seeing this, I really realize that the phrase, ‘nothing is new under the sun,’ has its […]

June 7, 2013

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Slick Suits with Deco Boots

Don’t have a lot of time today to ramble on, but thought that you all would appreciate seeing my new Gaziano & Girling Deco ‘Fairbank’ Beatle boot! While you normally get the Deco shoes with a bleached toe (done by reverse patina), I decided to give it my own touch of snobbery by adding some red polish to the toe and heels and setting it apart from the rest. A bit rock & roll if […]

May 10, 2013

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Crockett & Jones – SS2013 New Suede Loafer Collection

As the summer time comes (if it ever really does here in London), my mind and sartorial inclinations are often being directed towards loafers, particularly suede ones. Walking past the Crockett & Jones shop in the Burlington arcade the other day, I couldn’t help but notice the new Teign model in green suede with crepe sole. While not properly captured here, the shade of that green was simply spectacular and even better was the addition […]