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October 22, 2012

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Bocache e Salvucci – The Next Italian Greats?

It’s really hard to keep up with every shoe brand out there, and more and more, I feel that even though I spend hours and hours researching, there are still so many brands making beautiful shoes that I have never even heard of….part of me (the egotistical side) gets a bit sensitive telling myself that I should be able to hold a conversation with anyone about all of the greats, but how can I if […]

October 10, 2012

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Saint Crispins In The Flesh!

Not too long ago The Armoury had a trunk show here in London with Saint Crispins as one of their attendees. As you know very well, I am quite a fan of them, so this gave me the perfect opportunity to make sure that my liking was not just in pictures, but also in person. Needless to say, they were very very nice in person and I was even more pleased when I tried this […]

October 9, 2012

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My Trip To Aubercy Part 2: Bespoke/More MTO

The thing about Xavier was that he was probably the most passionate person I have ever met. We talked for over an hour and a half and it was so clear that his shoes and the quality of them was the most important thing in the world to him. Money, mass distribution, online sales etc….none of this stuff mattered, only making the shoes to the best possible standard that he could. This was so admirable […]

September 28, 2012

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Scarpe Di Bianco – An MTO Process….

A few years back a company named Scarpe Di Bianco came on to the scene, blowing the socks off of anyone who appreciated nice footwear. I remember the first time that I saw them (online) and thought to myself, ‘man, I would love to have all of these!’ Not only do they have an enormous collection, as far as styles go, but also make shoes in every single color that you could think of. A […]

November 18, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Saint Crispins

When I first saw this pair in one single color (posted here) I fell in love with them. But when I saw this pair, by Saint Crispins, in a multiple leather type two-tone, I was absolutely blown away. Time and time again, they make the exact thing that I feel needs to be more present in the shoe industry and it makes me smile to know that other makers/designers appear to be thinking the same […]

September 24, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Saint Crispins

When I first got into the shoe industry (selling shoes at Nordstrom), I used to hate loafers that had kilties on them, especially when they were paired with tassels. It was simply a bombardment of materiel that overshadowed the shoe itself, especially since they tended to be on those really low-cut loafers that you find popular in the States. It was until Church’s came out with their vintage line and paired a kilty with a […]