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August 29, 2013

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JM Weston’s New Black Tie Collection

In the hopes to maintain a balance between a beautiful suit and immaculate shoes when attending formal events, JM Weston has created their very own Black Tie Collection. Introducing 5 new models (some more formal than others IMHO), they have created what they feel is the perfect offering to accompany the immortal dinner suit. I quite like the fact that they are not all patent, as I do truly feel that this idea of having […]

May 15, 2013

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Black Patent Shoes – No Longer Necessary….

I remember when wearing patent shoes as a non-formal piece of footwear became all the rage. I was working for Nordstrom at the time and every Italian shoemaker was bringing them in their new collections, having 2-4 different models in patent leather alone. It was the time of the bling, and I must admit, even I wanted to get in on it. I therefore found myself buying a pair of black patent Ferragamo loafers even […]

January 25, 2013

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Gaziano & Girling x Kevin Seah – First Singapore Trunk Show

Gaziano & Girling will be hosting their first ever trunk show in Singapore, one week from today (Feb.1st) , in association with Kevin Seah Bespoke. The show will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel and will go until the 2nd of February. At the trunk show, Gaziano & Girling will be showcasing the release of their new formal/evening collection (shown below). The new models will currently be available on a Made-To-Order or Bespoke basis […]

February 28, 2012

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The Only Dress Shoe Ever Really Needed – The Black Wholecut

This title might sound like shoe lover blasphemy, and believe me I can’t say that I would ever think of just having one, but…..if life presented itself with this situation, it’s best to be equipped with what is going to get you through it all. What made me think of this was a discussion that was occurring on Style Forum (a while back) in regards to one’s absolute shoe essentials. One gentleman stated that instead […]