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September 16, 2019

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Kanpekina Rare Find – On Sale

Japanese shoemaker Kanpekina is a tough find outside of Japan. For a while, there were some French stockists carrying them but think that this fell through over time and eventually stopped carrying them. And thus other than that, getting a pair was exclusive to purchasing a flight to Japan, which we all know is not cost-effective. But it seems like one French gentleman purchased a pair while they were available, had the French sole treatment […]

October 19, 2015

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Timberland x Harris Tweed

  I was walking on Regent st. today and noticed that the Timberland shop had some interesting shoes/boots inside. I am actually in the market for something a bit more heavy duty as I feel that it will be a harsh winter and while I love my Snoqualmie’s for a solid boot, I would rather use something that is actually fur lined and built to handle the snow (on a submerging level). So I went […]

May 6, 2013

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Kanpekina aka Perfetto — Japanese Greatness at it’s absolue FINEST!!!

The more the days go by, the more I feel that Japan might quickly be becoming the mecca for fine footwear and amazing shoemakers. It is known that when the Japanese culture takes ahold of something, whether it be blades, yo-yo-ing, technology or shoemaking, that once they go for it and immerse their culture into it, they don’t stop until it is perfected and they become the best at doing it. Kanperkina/Perfetto is proof of […]

August 5, 2011

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My Shoes #23 – Carreducker Winkers

I just recently acquired a pair of the ‘Winkers resort shoe‘ by Carreducker, and man do I like them. They are just so different from your normal kick-around loafer. As you can see, they are not made from your ordinary materials. They are made by Harris Tweed. And being such a sucker for shoes made with fabrics, as opposed to leather, I have been eye-balling them for awhile now. Being that the sun is such […]