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May 23, 2017

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Breaking In Shoes – Your First 30 Days

JM Weston Triple Sole Brogue – Hard to Break In!!! When you think about buying shoes, most people probably think about getting the most comfortable thing that they can find, as when we are not sleeping, we are most likely on our feet. Now assuming that our feet were made for walking on earth (dirt, soil etc.), one would think that wearing stiff leather in comparison might not be the most sound idea, which is […]

January 23, 2014

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The Loafer’s Loafer by Scarpe Di Bianco

Back when I used to work for Nordstrom, there used to be this Ferragamo loafer (pictured below) that was pretty much discontinued but that must have been the most popular loafer of the 80’s & 90’s as we always used to get these old boys coming in asking for them and then complaining when we used to tell them that they no longer existed. They looked just like these (as you can see the resemblance […]

August 20, 2013

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Ferragamo Goes British

I am not going to lie, I used to really like Ferragamo and if I am going to be even more honest, I still kind of do. That being, I don’t like everything that they do, but sometimes, just sometimes they make a very nice shoe, one that is beautiful and well made and could stand next to the greats. That’s one thing that upsets me about some of the Italian companies. Many of them, […]

September 3, 2012

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How To Become A Shoe Designer Part 2: The Retail Experience

When I graduated university I was working for Nordstrom, at the flagship store in Downtown Seattle, where all of the buyers and corporate offices were located. As part of my 5 year plan, I told myself that despite having a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, I would stay working in the retail industry serving others, so that I could do two things: 1. Comprehend the minds of consumers and why they purchase & 2. Network with […]

August 20, 2012

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Foot Versus Shoe Style

Saion – Derby good for wide feet with high insteps There are many types of feet in this world, most of which would not be labeled as ‘normal.’ If you happen to be one of those people who was not graced with these wonderfully ‘normal’ feet (such as myself) then you may have at one point in your life wondered, “what shoe (and/or style) will suit me best in fit and comfort?” That’s the big […]

March 22, 2012

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What I Am Wearing

The thing about me, is that I love blue, as you might know from previous posts, or as you might be able to tell by looking at this outfit. I mean, with the exception of the shoes, there is some form of blue in every other piece of my outfit. Some might find this excessive, but as I love it, it doesn’t matter. Now what I am getting at, is that I think that a […]

February 27, 2012

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Random Beauties

Gaziano & Girling courtesy of Rugged Old Salt Louis Vutton Salvatore Ferragamo Salvatore Ferragamo Pierre Corthay courtesy of Nikow Blog Dear Readers, I know that normally I write a long post for Monday, but today I am super busy, absolutely knackered, and frankly just can’t be asked. That being, I will keep the long post for tomorrow and thought that instead of writing a bunch today, would just leave you all with a bit shoe […]

February 23, 2012

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What I Am Wearing – Suede Loafers & Blazer

This outfit here is one of my more classic looks, as in I believe that this is something that many others have done before: brown suede loafers, khaki looking trousers, blue blazer & gold/yellow tie. And even though I usually try not to be too classic, I must say that I quite like this look. For me it gives the notion of one who likes to be smart looking but not stuffy. This look is […]

October 7, 2011

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What I Am Wearing

Sorry for all of the mean looking faces, but like a reader commented before, it’s quite challenging to make a smile when you are taking a photo of yourself. I don’t really why, but I find myself unable to smile when I am taking these photos. Even when I try, it just comes out like a forced smirk, but never a genuine smile. Anyway, I am wrapping up the rest of my waistcoat outfits, as […]

December 29, 2010

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My Shoes #11 – Gray Ferragamos

Being a big fan of Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, here is another one of my many. I particularly like this one because of the color, a deep, dark gray. Loving this color, I never understood why gray-colored shoes did not become more popular in society. In reality, it’s a very conservative color, much like brown and black and is easily paired with suits that you find most businessmen wearing. Yet, as I have said before, they […]