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July 31, 2017

Ivan Crivellaro Loafer Mania!

Ivan Crivellaro’s wingtip tassel loafers are one of my favorite loafers in the industry, particularly the way that he always uses multiple materials to make them. It’s hard to say which one of these would be my favorite, but I am really feeling this braided one, not only for the elegance of it but for the very beautiful mahogany shade of brown that it comes in. And you don’t see braided leather shoes so much […]

September 8, 2016

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Things To Know About Shoes: Part 2 – The Next 10

Dear Readers, Here is the 2nd part of my ‘Things to know about shoes.’ If you happen to missed the first 10, here they are. I hope that you enjoy the post and I will try and scrounge up another 10 by next week or the one after! 11. Soles wear out. They are not invincible. Even the best ones will wear out quickly if you over-wear them. If you live in a wet city […]

May 26, 2016

The Shoe’s Beginning – Ivan Crivellaro

  It’s quite interesting to see how the patina of an Ivan Crivellaro shoe will take form, especially on the ones that have so many pieces of leather to them all with different ideas, such as these two do. Here Ivan shows us how some of his shoes are prepared for such intricate finished patinas. But not all shoes are done like this I am sure, as I presume that he will also do patina […]

October 6, 2015

Killer Boots by Ivan Crivellaro

  These have to be one of the most craziest and beautiful boots that I have ever seen. Not only is the style immaculate, but the coloring is out of this world amazing. And it comes as no surprise when knowing that Ivan Crivellaro was the artist that created these masterpieces. I wouldn’t know what to wear them with but I don’t think that would stop me from displaying them as a piece of art […]

January 27, 2015

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Pitti Uomo: My Updated Views On It

This Pitti Uomo fair probably marked the largest attendance of “Shoe Industry People” due to the event that took place in the middle of the fair, BeShoes, hosted by Mr. Simon Crompton of Permanent Style and Tommaso Melani of Stefano Bemer. The point of the event was to bring together some of the greatest minds in footwear and get them all in one room not only to then pick their brain and hear their points […]

November 20, 2014

July 23, 2014

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Gatsby Gone Wild

There is no shortage of bold shoes in the world. Most of the time you don´t see them on people´s feet though. But when the sun is out, people start to get more bold. The Autumn is all about subdued colors and subtle pairings whereas the Summer is all about bold colors, strong contrasts and expression of one´s self. These shoes by Ivan Crivellaro, worn at the last Pitti Uomo, are definitely all about expression. […]

July 7, 2014

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Ivan Crivellaro – Not Just a Patina Artist

I had the real pleasure of finally putting a face to a name while at Pitti Uomo 86 and that name was Ivan Crivellaro. Having been a huge fan of his work and have communicated several times over internet, it was nice to finally meet another one of the men that is behind this new wave of patina greatness! And what is fascinating about this new wave of patina popularity in general is the fact […]

May 30, 2013

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Shoe Wardrobe Envy

Some guys get a bit of money, buy themselves a nice car, a nice watch, a monstrous TV or some other expensive gadget, but like this guy, I would just buy myself a bunch of shoes and an amazing wardrobe to house them all. Seriously, to need a ladder just to reach the top shelf of your wardrobe is simply on another level. His ceilings must be at least 15-20ft high, which is simply something […]

January 10, 2013

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Patinas On Another Level

There are not too many makers left that I am dying to get a pair from. I can definitely count them on one hand, with less than the 5 fingers. And as you can guess, Ivan Crivellaro is definitely one of them and not so much for his shoemaking capabilities, but more so for his out of this world patina work. However, the only problem with Ivan’s work is that he is so good and […]