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Il Quadrifoglio Archive

July 18, 2014

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Museum Sole by Il Quadrifoglio

The concept of the “museum” characteristic is spreading and it’s now reached your soles, thanks to Il Quadrifoglio. This one of course, is bespoke, but I can bet you that someone (I have my money on Meermin) will start to do it for RTW shoes as well. As per usual, only time will tell. This is actually quite a cool version of it and makes me want to see what this would look like on […]

April 23, 2014

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Il Quadrifoglio – True Beauty

When a classic, simple shoe can sweep you off your feet you know it’s special. That is precisely how I feel about these bad boys by Il Quadrifoglio, who is a Japanese bespoke shoemaker out of Kobe only using an Italian name. Everything about this shoe and the picture (top one) is perfect, from the medallion to the way that light bounces off the vamp, to the shine put on it to the way in […]

December 23, 2013

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Imitation Full Brogue by Il Quadrifoglio

For many of you that frequent the internet in pursuit of sartorial excellence, this shoe by Il Quadrifoglio (yet another Japanese shoemaker) will not be new to you, as it has already spread through Tumblr like the so-called break out of Swine Flu a few years back. But I wish to revisit it not only for those of you who have not yet seen it, but more so to pay homage to the closer that […]