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November 15, 2016

Altan – Shoe Design Extraordinaire!

  I have a lot of time for shoe brands that are actually out there doing something different, and Altan Bottier is certainly one of them. It takes no skill to simply tell a factory to make a common cap toe oxford or your standard full brogue. They all have those common patterns stored in their computer. But it takes real skill to make something that no one else has ever done and it come […]

June 29, 2016

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Savile Row Style Part 3 – Huntsman

This time we are going to dive into a little history with HUNTSMAN, one of the oldest firm on the Row that was established back in 1849. They are suit makers, famous for their impeccable making for over 167 years. Originally dressing the hunting and riding aristocracy in bespoke attire, their ready to wear clothing was introduced in 1960. Huntsman was a military tailor to British army officers during both the First and Second World Wars. […]

May 27, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick – 3 for 2 Driving Loafers, New Sebastien, Re-Stock and Jodhpur Pre-Sale

There is a lot going on for the J.FitzPatrick Footwear brand this Spring/Summer 2016 season, hopefully much of which many of you will appreciate. Allow me to explain it all below. THE SEBASTIEN – COPPER MUSEUM CALF –We have a new colorway, in the Sebastien model: Copper Museum Calf. It’s quite a unique shade of brown that really offers something different in terms of what most people will already have in their wardrobe. Also, the […]

May 20, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick Jodhpur Boot (Genesee) Pre-Sale – Choice of Sole

The Genesee jodhpur boot has been in the repertoire of samples since day one but never released until now. I don’t know why really but I always thought that I needed to establish the J.FitzPatrick brand before releasing a jodhpur boot as it was something that needed to be done right to be able to rival the competition. But with the very warm reception that it has received every time I post them on social […]

February 29, 2016

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The New Leatherfoot Emporium

It would appear that Leatherfoot has been busy in the last few years, building the greatest thing to come out of Toronto since, well….I don’t know really? But anyway, the new emporium that they are creating looks like quite the destination shop for those of you a bit more sartorial minded and with a taste for the finer things in life. Set in what looks like to be a pre-1900 building, is their new lovely […]

June 17, 2015

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An Interesting Derby by Cordonnerie Deuzet

It’s always nice to discover new shoemakers and this morning while looking for inspiration on what to write about, I happened to discover Cordonnerie Deuzet of Lausanne, Switzerland. They seem to be a jack-of-all-trades type shoemaker in the sense that they are just shoemakers, but also take repairs, patina and even the tattooing of shoes and pretty sure that they don’t just take their own shoes but any brand for that matter. Makes sense too […]

March 6, 2015

Singapore Patina Sling – Septieme Largeur

I have been seeing the patina work coming from the Singapore branch of Septieme Largeur and I must say that it is all very intriguing. I particularly like their two toned full brogues patinas and think that they are quite fun. When you think about the endless possibilities that can be created with 2 colors it can be quite daunting and exciting at the same time. The green and blue one with purple accents is […]

March 3, 2015

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Norman Vilalta RTW and US Trunk Show Debut

After much anticipation Norman Vilalta is finally releasing his ready to wear brand at none other than Leffot of NYC, in the form of a trunk show. He will be doing so this March 5th and 6th at the illustrious New York City shoe shop and I can only say that I am happy for him. After having worked on this for a few years now and coming out with some very lovely and unique […]

May 29, 2014

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Stamp Jodhpur Boots with Patina

For those of you whom might not remember, Stamp is a bespoke shoe brand out of England (Northampton) created by Nicholas Cooper. What he does is provide bespoke made, cemented shoes. So, he essentially makes you the last and the upper just like every other maker would, but instead of welting/sewing everything by hand, he uses a cement construction. This ensures a lower cost to the customer (about half of what handwelted would be) but […]

February 12, 2014

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A Fine Pair of Shoes’ New Range

Shoe and accessory retailer, A Fine Pair of Shoes, has entered into the shoe designing world, having recently made a few exclusive shoe designs under their own moniker. Being a heavy retailer of Alfred Sargent footwear, one can only imagine that the shoes are made by AS. A tidy collection of 4 models, I particularly like the fact that two of the four are blue and none of them, as one can see, are black […]