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January 17, 2018

A Conversation with Marcos Fernandez of Septieme Largeur / Orbans

I recently had dinner with my good friend Marcos Fernandez of Septieme Largeur & Orbans here in NYC at the Maxwell’s Chop House (insane Ribeye’s for those steak lovers), where we had a very interesting discussion about the footwear industry. For the many of you who have never heard anything about Marcos Fernandez, allow me to share a brief bit about his past and what he has done for the industry. He has created all […]

April 10, 2017

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Contrasting Socks – Adding Flare to Your Outfit

There is an art to wearing the right socks for ones outfit. And within that art are several schools of thought on how to go about perfecting that art. For this post I thought that we could take a look at those 3 ideas and go over the pro’s and con’s of each and ultimately give one the thumbs up (as I am sure from the title we all know which one it will be!). […]

August 31, 2016

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Misconceptions in Footwear – Shining Different Leathers

I always get people asking me how you shine this leather or that leather, i.e. cordovan, crocodile (and all exotics) or chromexcel leather etc. The thing is, you shine them exactly as you would calf leather. I find that anyone attempting to tell you that you need some special product for them is just trying to sell you something that is not truly necessary. I have always used the exact same products and got brilliant […]

May 24, 2016

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Summertime Shoes by Awl & Sundry

  It has been awhile since I have written about Awl & Sundry (you can see my review of them HERE) and it would appear that a lot has changed since them, mainly how much they have appeared to have grown in terms of brand recognition, styles offered and probably most important for all of you, in price. I managed to come across this shoe and was amazed at how much I liked the combination. […]

May 16, 2016

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Carlos Santos for Herring Shoes

Carlos Santos is on the rise, so it would appear. Two major retailers in the industry picked them up this year and it seems that a once relatively unknown factory hailing from Portugal will start making major waves from 2016 onward. UK Retailer Herring Shoes who sells mainly UK brands, decided to have a go at another countries footwear and not only that but going rather bold with the offering in both color and design. […]

May 6, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick Button Shoe — The Aurora — PRE-ORDER

They say that style is always revisited from time past. Well, I am unsure if they actually wore button shoes in the Victorian era but with the success of the button boot that they did wear, we couldn’t help but give it a go and try to bring back some more of that Victorian elegance to modern day society. While the button boot was all about contrast, I thought that we would switch it up […]

February 9, 2016

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Carlos Santos for Skoaktiebolaget

A lot of change is going on in the industry these days and I feel like there will be a huge revolution this year of smaller makers becoming more known and the giants that were previously powerhouses will soon start to have to fight for sales and they won’t come as easy as they have in the past. And part of it is thanks to stores like Skoaktiebolaget (and the like) who are out there […]

January 25, 2016

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Crockett & Jones at Pitti Uomo 89

Okay well I am about to commence my posts on what I saw at Pitti now that the sale is coming to a close and things are somewhat quieting down. So get ready for about 10 posts on that. I also wanted to reflect on 2015 which will be a long, dramatic post so also stay tuned for that if you want to hear the nitty gritty. First up is Crockett & Jones who had […]

January 19, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick Winter Sale 2nd Markdown – 50% Off & More!!

We have just reached the two week mark since starting our Winter Sale and with that are further reducing our discount in the hopes to flush out the rest of our stock and thus make room for our heavy order of S/S2016 stock. That being we have made a 2nd markdown on all shoes, now going to 50% off and our boots to around 40%-45% off full retail price. Not only have we reduced price […]

October 15, 2015

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Patterns – Like for Like by Herring

Herring Shoes have been doing a lot of interesting things these days, particularly in two tones and with the use of cloth. And a blogger that they have teamed up with has done a great job at showing off the product in a fashion that truly allows you to appreciate the combinations that they are coming up with. All too often website photos don’t do the justice that a shoe deserves and this is where […]