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August 19, 2020

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A Testament to Quality – Crockett & Jones Boots

Chris Crat, a manager of one of the C&J shops in London, and an avid fisherman has shown what good quality can give you. His IG feed is filled with shoe selfies or fishing posts and until recently I never noticed that all the while, Chris wears the Snowdon derby boot by Crockett & Jones for all nearly of his fishing adventures over the last 7 years (he seems to rotate between those and a […]

July 27, 2020

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Galway Fans – Meet Welt & Barrel

If you are an Edward Green lover you are going to have your jaw dropped by the collection of footwear that Mr. Welt & Barrel has on his IG page. Calling it impressive doesn’t even scratch the surface. It’s mind-blowingly cool with a variety of styles and colors and models that would leave any snob like me in awe of such achievement. But today lets focus on his Galway collection. I think that I got […]

April 30, 2020

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Herring Shoes – Wildsmith Shoes at 40% off + Free Shoe Trees!!!

It would appear that Herring Shoes is about to make a huge refresh on their Wildsmith collection as they are getting rid of all of their current selection, and may I say at probably the best deal ever. Not only are the shoes at 40% off, but on top of that you get a free pair of shoe trees that are valued at ~$75, which is a crazy good deal, especially when some of the […]

April 6, 2020

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Gaziano & Girling – MTO Fees Waived

Gaziano & Girling has just started another MTO promotion in light of recent times, one-upping their last offer. As there is a lot of information here with regards to what is available, I am going to just post verbatim what their newsletter stated with regards to this promotion so that you get the most accurate information possible: We are pleased to announce for the month of April we will be re-opening our Made to Order promotion, this […]

March 4, 2020

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Gaziano & Girling Sample Sale – March 5th/6th

World-Renowned shoemaker, Gaziano & Girling, will be hosting a sample sale tomorrow and Friday (March 5th/6th, 2020) in their shop on Savile Row, London. They have over 100 pairs of samples that they will be selling off on a first-come, first-serve basis. The event is in-store only so if you are not based in London, but know someone who is, best to see if they will proxy for you The prices start at £350. That […]

March 2, 2020

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Crockett & Jones Spring 2020 Loafers – Now Live and Electrifying!

It’s a new day and famous English shoemakers, Crockett & Jones, is taking bounds and leaps in 2020, which is very pleasing to see to say the least. I love their new Spring/Summer line up. Probably my favorite collection of theirs that I have seen. Mainly because I am very partial to two of the models: The Braided Loafers and the Butterfly loafers. Two of my all-time favorite loafer styles. So needless to say, my […]

February 10, 2020

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Crockett & Jones Cottesmore – A Suede Jodhpur Setting the Bar!

I have never believed that a boot needed to be worn only through the months of Autumn/Winter although this is how they are always marketed and sold. I can understand this if you live in a tropical climate for 100% of the year but for the rest of us city folk who even if we live in a hot place (like NYC in the Summer) often times spend a lot of our time in an […]

December 5, 2019

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Crockett & Jones – The Ross Boot

Living in a city with often adverse and astronomically dynamic weather, such as NYC where it can change 20 degrees from one day to the next, you really get to appreciate a solid, rugged boot to keep you surviving those rough days. I have always appreciated the Coniston boot by Crockett & Jones, their most famous boot ever produced worn by the thousands on Instagram, but I was more thoroughly impressed when they launched their […]

December 4, 2019

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Gaziano & Girling – 25% off 4 Models for December

Gaziano & Girling doesn’t often go on sale, but it would appear that they are making way for new things as they are discounting 4 models at a nice price of 25% off which leads me to believe they are clearing stock to make room for others! For those that live outside of the EU, this discount puts these four models at £675 (circa $900) which is a crazy good price for a G&G mainline […]

November 22, 2019

Herring Shoes – The Unboxing Video

 Here is my latest unboxing video of a pair of Herring Shoes The Model: Docklands Size: UK6.5F – true to size as I usually take UK6.5E in my brand Price: $323 Code: HSTREE   — for a free cedar shoe tree www.herringshoes.co.uk