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August 5, 2015

The Fusion of Smart Shoes x Trainer Style = Septieme Largeur

I am not going to lie, I have never really been a fan of white soles, not on smart shoes at least. That was until Septieme Largeur started doing them. And while I can’t say that I own a pair, I can admit that when I look at this I am attracted to it as for me it presents the ideal blend of a smart casual shoe. I find myself more and more wearing leather […]

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, […]

April 11, 2012

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Marc Guyot: Colors, Colors, Colors!!!

If there is one thing that I like about Marc Guyot, it’s the fact that he is one guy who is certainly not afraid of a bit of color. Whether or not you would fancy the outfit he wears or the shoes that he makes, you have to respect him for having the courage to be different. While certain things may be considered ostentatious, I find them pleasingly different, especially in a world that sometimes […]

April 4, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Louis Vuitton Monk Straps

While I cannot say that I am a big fan of mega-fashion brand, Louis Vuitton, I can say that every now and then, they do make a pretty decent shoe. This model here represents just that, for me, as well as a very intriguing take on the monk strap. While I myself, like to keep things relatively classic in my own designs, I do find it quite interesting to see what fashion designers can come […]