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October 13, 2015

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Santoni A/W2015 Stock….Looking Cool!

Santoni’s new boot collection is all about something covering the vamp area of the boot, whether it is a strap, some kind of spat or even a kilt. It is quite interesting to be honest. It may not be everone’s cup of tea but at least it is not the same ‘ol boring crap season after season. And that is what Santoni is good for. At heart they are a classic company, but in reality […]

August 10, 2015

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Jay Butler

Behind every great brand, is a great story and Jay Butler, for me, has one of those great stories. And like most great stories, this story started with a vision and then a great execution to make that vision a reality, proving that no matter what, anyone can do what they put their minds and hearts to. I am a firm believer of that, and the Jay Butler story is one of many that helps […]

June 29, 2015

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Mason & Smith – Patina on the Rise

  Patina is fast becoming the standard in footwear and it would appear that in 5 years time, everyone is going to be offering it in one form or another. One of the people who I think will become another “great” in the industry is John Chung of Mason & Smith, as you can see here from his lovely museum like patina given to these wholecuts. I am not quite sure if John is actually […]

May 5, 2015

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Saint Crispins Launches Online

Saint Crispins has been up to a lot these days. First they launched at Skoaktiebolaget and now they have started a small online boutique on their own website for those of you that are within reach of one of their stockists but are dying to try a pair of shoes. It would appear to be a work in progress as there is quite limited stock and options available. But nonetheless, you can finally go directly to […]

April 10, 2015

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Mauban – The New Parisian Brand To Watch Out For!

  Here is yet another story of a young man with a dream to start his own shoe line and did what it took to get there. Edouard Quinchon, the man behind the brand and a young Parisian, was inspired by the personal shoes of his great-grandfather to create what seems to be a ‘old world’ style shoe collection, filled currently with a classic oxford and a very Victorian like balmoral boot. Starting off small, […]

March 17, 2015

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J.FitzPatrick Sample Sale – Leftover Stock Online at Bottom Prices

Dear Readers, For those of you whom were not able to attend our London sample sales, I have put what was leftover online at the absolute lowest prices can be. To be honest, it was not a massive result (maybe people were still feeling their wallets from the last one) so in reality all of you abroad did not really miss out on much. On another note, there are mainly the larger sizes available (with […]

March 4, 2015

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Parisian Gentleman 1st Commerical – NSFW

Dear Readers, I was recently exposed to Parisian Gentleman’s first ever commercial and I got to say that I find it quite interesting to say the least. There are many things in this world that many people would consider taboo to speak about but think what holds us back as society is being able to speak openly with each other about these things and then respect the other’s viewpoint without taking offense (me being one […]

February 6, 2015

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The At Home Patina

So a client recently showed me his very first attempt at patina which I must say was quite impressive. His goal was not to look like a 5 year old had done it, and I have to say that what came out looks better than many of what the so-called patina artists produce. (Not ones that I show on the blog, but the countless others) Nicknaming it the ‘Tortoise’ look, I have to say that […]

December 17, 2014

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Antonio de Torres Upcoming Brand

A while back I wrote about a brand by the name of Massimo Ferrari (see review here) who was headed up by shoe designer Luis Antonio Torres. It would appear that since then, the direction of the company has changed and he is now dropping a new line with his name as the brand. Instead of going into all the details on here, I will pass you on to Claymoor’s list who did a big […]

October 16, 2014

Your Soles Soul

I saw this picture and just loved it. As it came from Instagram with no real source, I could not find a better quality to it, but I thought that you would all appreciate it as it really shows just how different soles can be. These ones are all by Stefano Bemer and really reminded me of my time there and my inspecting of every shoe there was in the showroom. The rubber sole on […]