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July 26, 2013

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Sartorial Footwear – The New Slipper Company to Watch Out For!

The slipper shape/pattern is definitely among my all time favorite looks. It is just so non-fussy, simple and versatile, and due to these brilliant factors they can be worn with virtually anything casual to smart-casual. While I would personally love to wear bespoke suits everyday (and thus bespoke shoes), I simply cannot afford that lifestyle and am subjected to simply being as smart casual as I can be (which I also love) and it just […]

August 13, 2012

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The Next Big Trend: Custom Loafers

When you think back to the 1940-1950’s (or watch series like Mad Men), you notice that things seemed to be quite uniform. Men pretty much all wore the same thing: gray/navy suit, black dress shoes, dark overcoat and a brimmed hat. There really seemed to be a standard of dress. Even where they were casual, they didn’t seem to stray far from the norm, sporting chinos with a tucked-in casual shirt (think polo or casual […]

May 29, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Imai Hiroki Slippers

I love the internet!!! When using it, you constantly have informational gold just at the end of your fingertips, so long as you know how to capitalize on it. That being, I was able to discover this Japanese bespoke shoe maker (or more he discovered me), Imai Hiroki, who makes some of the most incredible shoes that I have ever seen and has some of the most beautiful pictures of Japan on his site. After […]