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May 17, 2019

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J.M. Weston x Yohei Fukuda – 598 Derby ReInvention

French shoe powerhouse J.M. Weston has recently teamed up with Japanese bespoke shoemaker extraordinaire, Yohei Fukuda to somewhat reinvent Weston’s super classic and Iconic 598 Derby model. I am not going to lie, I thought the collaboration was a lot cooler than it actually is as I was under the impression that Yohei would be handmaking the J.M.Weston design but the fact of it is that the shoes are simply J.M. Westons shoes but with […]

February 26, 2013

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Red JM Westons

Photo Courtesy of En Grande Pompe What a beautiful shoe!! Probably not everyone’s color of choice but it’s hard to deny that the shoe looks nothing short of amazing. While red is not that practical for day to day wear, it is a striking color nonetheless that can create great admiration and desire, particularly when put on one’s feet in an elegant way. Imagine this lovely underneath a nice mid-blue birds eye or herringbone suit […]

October 5, 2012

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J.M. Weston’s New Shop On Jermyn St.

For those that don’t know, J.M. Weston is French. I feel that I must state this, as I, like many people at one point have thought that due to their Anglo-Saxon sounding name, they were British. But is not the case. That being, they are actually in reality, one of the strongest (if not the strongest) and oldest names in French footwear. Their classic penny loafer has been reinvented 10 million ways by 10 million […]

June 4, 2012

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The Beauty of a Custom Patina

It’s my last day in Seattle and therefore I am trying to use my limited time to spend with all of my friends and family, which ultimately meanss that I don’t have a lot of time for the blog today. I will do my best tomorrow to have a long post up, but there will not be any guarantees. In the meanwhile, I will leave you with a pair of J.M. Westons’ that Paulus Bolten […]

January 23, 2012

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Unique Shoe Designs

Shoe Above: J.FitzPatrick When talking about designing shoes, I commonly hear the expression, “Everything under the sun has been done.” And while I generally tend to agree with it (on a grand scale), I still believe that there are little tweaks that can be done to a shoe, here and there, that will minutely (and yet immensely) separate it from all of the rest. For instance, the shoe above which is another one of my […]

May 16, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – J.M. Weston

I know that I usually will do a full post on Mondays, but today I moved the majority of my stuff from Brighton to London and am simply too tired to write a 2-3 hour post. I promise, though, that tomorrow I will be back on track with a full post on driving loafers, so be on the look out!! That aside, I wanted to share with all of you this beautiful spat boot by […]

February 14, 2011

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Cheap Shoes – Don’t Kid Yourself

One of the truest statements I ever heard before was from one of my high school friends who is currently a bed salesmen and tells his customers this: “There are two things that you should never go cheap on. One is your shoes and the other is your bed because if you are not using one you are using the other!” When I actually thought about it, he was dead on and I had never […]

November 24, 2010

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Shoes Of The Week

Men’s Shoes:† J.M. Weston † Picture Courtesy Of: Leffot Lately, I have been quite stuck on boots and colorful shoes with multiple materials and I figured that it was time to go back to the other spectrum of the shoe industry that I love: the classics. Some days you have this urge to wear something bright, different or just something that you know that no one else will own, but other days provide for simplicity […]