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May 7, 2012

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Balancing Your Outfit

Expensive suits, crap shoes (with the exception of Colin Farrell, who looks to have some decent ones) Everything has its place, whether it’s cheap shoes, expensive suits, mediocre shirts, wrinkled trousers etc., but too often do you see a lot of men jumbling them all together in a way that does not make sense. There are ways to mix and match them, get away with it and still look relatively good. Take me for example, […]

March 28, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – John Lobb

This shoe, by John Lobb, called ‘Abbey’ just might be my all-time favorite shoe ever created by the illustrious maker. There are many things that draw me to it. First off, the fact that I feel that it cannot really be labeled. It’s hard to create a shoe that does not really fall into one of the common categories, at least not a classic shoe. Maybe some awful trendy shoe that is such a concoction […]

September 26, 2011

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The Great Divide – Nice Suits & Junk Shoes

Picture: Gaziano & Girling ‘Hanly’ I have always been a very observant person, particularly when it came to one’s attire. Like many people have been so bold to claim (even myself), ‘you can tell about a person based on his outfit,’ and in my opinion, particularly when it comes to his shoes. This is precisely why many interviews end in a matter of seconds. Because your appearance, whether you know it or not, speaks wonders […]

May 2, 2011

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Shoe Pricing – From Cost of Production to Retail Price

The hardest thing about starting a shoe line, or really just starting your business plan to a shoe line, is coming up with the price that you want to sell your shoes at, retail value. There are so many factors that will dictate what that final price will be, factors that you might never have thought about before, like the fact that retailers will mark up a shoe’s wholesale price 2-3 times over (e.g. wholesale […]