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August 2, 2017

Koji Endo Bottier Revisited

  Koji Endo Bottier makes some of the nicest shoes in the world. Predominantly they are quite classic in terms of style but the last shapes are on another level. His almond toe shape is nothing shy of perfect (aka its flawless) and his patterns are spot-on when it comes to being fluid with the shape of the last. As always when comparing shoes against shoes in like pricepoints these two points are crucial to […]

February 25, 2016

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Tassels Done Differently – Laszlo Vass

  There aren’t too many ways you can change a tassel loafer. It’s a straight forward design that does not leave room for much else. The exception, as shown here by Laszlo Vass, is to do everything that a tassel loafer would normally have but removing the tassels themselves and just allowing the string to follow through end to end. And I think that it is great! I like tassels too but this is the […]

March 16, 2015

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Good Light + Beautiful Shine = Great Photography

I have said it before and I will most likely say it again but good light, a fun backdrop and a good shine equals a beautiful representation of any shoe, particularly the nice ones. This picture, shot by one of the employees at The Armoury NYC, of the double monk Saint Crispins cap boot is one of the nicest that I have seen in awhile. What I really like about it (apart from the lovely […]