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Mythbuster — Corrected Grain Leather is Always Bad

You have probably heard the term corrected grain leather before and many of you may or may not understand what that actually means. So let’s talk about it and see if we can shed some light on it. Corrected grain leather is any leather whose surface has been altered in some sort of way or another in order to give it a certain appearance, one that is not natural to the actual hide. But this […]

March 30, 2015

Polish Shoemakers – Don’t Knock It ‘Til You Try It!

Today has just been manic, only now getting 5 seconds to get to the computer. Don’t even know where the day went? Oh well, it happens. Anyway, to make up for lack up words, I will just give you some pictures of a few of Jan Kielman’s shoes, who is Poland’s most famous shoemaker. And he does a great value for money too, just search his name in my ‘search bar’ on the bottom right.  

June 23, 2013

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Sunday Shoe Porn

Corthay Circle, Courtesy of En Grande Pompe JM Weston, Courtesy of En Grande Pompe Bespoke Cleverley Jan Kielman – Bespoke from Poland

May 11, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Jan Kielman

This is one mega-boot! Most likely not something that I would ever wear, as I don’t go hunting, but definitely something that I can appreciate and admire. If only it was about one foot shorter whereby that first buckle from the bottom was actually the top of the boot, then it would be something that would get ample use out of me! Nevertheless, these boots by Jan Kielman, are something to admire, as they represent […]

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 […]