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Ghillie Brogues Archive

September 25, 2019

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Aubercy Ghillies in Red & Green!

  The Ghillie Brogue The traditional Ghillie brogue is not for everyone. But it is quite striking for sure and very dandy for those that look to be a bit more on the bold side. This version here by the Parisian shoemaker, Aubercy, is an elegant twist to the classic Scottish shoe model. Keeping relatively true to the original, updated design, Aubercy put a more French style last shape to it, elongating the toe and […]

January 12, 2019

Discontinuing Models at 30% off – #3 The Leavenworth

The 3rd shoe being highlighted in our Discontinuing Models series is none other than our Leavenworth Ghillie brogue in the Dark Museum Calf and Snuff Suede on the SEA last. This is actually one of my favorite models in the collection. I find that it looks good with almost anything, literally. It’s smart enough to wear with a flannel suit for Winter but also not so stuffy that you can’t pair it with a nice set […]

August 17, 2018

Hiro Yanagimachi Ghillie Boots

Hiro Yanagimachi never ceases to impress with his array of ghillie designs, most recently having come up with a ghillie brogued boot unlike ever seen before! It’s a gorgeous pattern and you can bet when wearing these people are going to give you the positive vibes as this is truly a one of a kind beauty. My only critique is the last choice. This might be my personal preference but on a boot, I tend […]

February 25, 2018

J.FitzPatrick Footwear New GMTOs 2018

My company J.FitzPatrick Footwear has recently launched their latest set of GMTOs and are doing things a little bit different this offering. A lot of what you see here are models that have never even existed in our RTW collection, such as the two new ghillie offerings as well as the Bothell loafer and the Puyallup button boot and lastly the Sunnyside adelaide, thus making a much more attractive offering. These models all exist in […]

July 20, 2017

The New Bestetti Shoe

  I have been seeing this new Bestetti shoe all over the place, from Instagram, to Facebook to the web and thought to share it with all of you that haven’t yet seen it. It’s not for everyone due to its intricate detailing, that’s for sure, but hopefully many of you can appreciate it for it’s design (thought process and small details all around) which to me is very impressive. The Modern day ghillie is […]

July 13, 2015

Dandy Style by Aubercy

There are not many brands that add details to their shoes like Aubercy does. They really push the boundaries of doing things differently and while many might not be crazy about their style when doing this, I think that it is great to see how crazy something can be while still maintaining a manner of elegance. For example, I find most ghillie shoes to be quite horrendous and while these ones are not exceptionally different […]

May 24, 2013

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Rants, Raves, Braves & Some Shoe Porn

Today is just one of those days where I am quite bored of talking about shoes and find myself a bit more inclined to talk about something that bothers me a bit, not in the sense that it personally disrupts my being, but rather makes me feel sad for society and how we are becoming (or rather how we have always been….). Like many of the people who live in London, I am subjected to […]