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January 25, 2017

Leffot – New Products for NYC

I always look forward to seeing what retailers are stocking in their shops as new pieces and makers they bring on board. Now of course, I never care about the boring black oxford that they will stock, but do more so like seeing the choice daring pieces that I know that they are taking a risk on, like these Brighton loafers by Corthay. I had someone ask me recently, ‘Justin, don’t you ever get afraid […]

December 28, 2016

Skoaktiebolaget Launches 2nd, Larger Shop in Stockholm

With the success that Swedish shoe shop Skoaktiebolaget has had in the short amount of time since they launched their flagship store in Stockholm, they have managed to set aside some finance and acquire a 2nd, larger shop to coincide with their flagship right there in the heart of their hometown. And on top of that, they have added a new brand to their line-up of high flying shoes. That new brand is none other […]

October 26, 2016

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Enzo Bonafe Chukka Boot for Skoaktiebolaget

It doesn’t get much better than a good chukka boot. They are just so darn comfortable and more importantly versatile. I recently re-launched the chukka boot for my collection of shoes and I find myself wearing it at least twice a week which is quite astounding as most of my shoes don’t see daylight for at least once a month, if not less frequently. It’s funny how we go through phases as people. Right now […]

September 1, 2016

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New Faves from Skoaktiebolaget

I always love to see the new models and colorways that Skoaktiebolaget are coming out with for their super cool shop. Although they played it quite safe this A/W with mainly shoes in tones of browns, black and a few burgundy, some of the choices are quality in terms of style. I really love the whiskey cordovan that they used on many of their Enzo Bonafe models. It has a richness that I have not […]

July 11, 2016

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Enzo Bonafe Brown Cordovan for Skoaktiebolaget

Skoaktiebolaget is doing some interesting stuff with Enzo Bonafe and this lovely brown cordovan. All too often you see Cordovan in the common burgundy/oxblood color, which is beautiful no doubt, but it is refreshing to see it in this lovely mid-brown shade that I think will take a lot of interest not only for it’s novelty but for how great it comes up. The wholecut model presented is already available but the other 3 are […]

June 26, 2015

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Burgundy Monks by Bonafe!

I saw these burgundy monks, by Enzo Bonafe, the other day on Skoaktiebolaget’s social media feed (can’t remember which one) and was instantly impressed and proud. Proud because I feel like someone has been listening to my constant nagging of ‘more burgundy!!’ Maybe not though and they had it made on their own accord, but nevertheless, I was pleased to see such a beauty and bet that they are going to look great on the […]

June 11, 2015

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Enzo Bonafe MTO

I am bit pressed for time today as it is my first full day in NYC and I need to get ready to head downtown to check on my shoes and do my rounds of visits to the various shops that I like. But I thought that many of you would appreciate these lovely photographs by Skoaktiebolaget of their various Enzo Bonafe MTO’s. I particularly like the brown suede adelaide brogue with scarlet red lining. […]

May 15, 2015

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Hero Shots by Skoaktiebolaget

    I have always emphasized the importance of the “hero shot” when it comes to representing footwear. The problem with shoes is that their essence is very hard to capture in a photo, particularly in the standard white background packshot. Elegance, beauty and quality when it comes to shoes are things that really need to be seen in a natural environment and even more so, in person. The best one can do in photography […]

March 27, 2015

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Boots All Year ‘Round!

I have found myself wearing a lot of boots lately, even though the sun is starting to creep out. Now, I have always loved boots and could probably be quite satisfied with simply having them (and only them) in my wardrobe but seeing their increasing prevalence in the industry makes me think that even though they are higher cut in terms of touching above our ankles, there is no reason why they can’t be worn […]

December 30, 2014

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Button Shoes by Aubercy

  I have a few predictions of things to watch out for for 2015 and button boots/shoes is one of them. They are not an easy thing to make nor are they easy to sell as a mass-market product. The reason being the fact that they are simply not that practical for modern day society. Maybe we can change that? I don’t know. But a kid can dream, right?! This model here by Aubercy is […]