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June 10, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Clark Throwbacks

The beauty of being on Savile Row and working in a store like Gieves & Hawkes is that you get to see and appreciate well-dressed gentleman on a daily basis. And while the majority of shoes I see them wearing are black, every now and then, I get a treat and stumble upon surprises, such as these Clarks shoes from 22 years ago. Having sold shoes for a few years and many of them being […]

January 23, 2011

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Interesting Shoes – Close But No Cigar

When you try too hard, the end result usually does not come out quite right. For me, this Giuliano Fujiwara shoe represents just that. I mean, the upper paired with the Norwegian stitching was absolutely amazing, but then he had to completely ruin it by adding some chunky-ass, Red Wing looking sole. Maybe I missed the memo, but to me smart shoes just don’t go great with 2-inch (5 cm) platform, white-cushioned soles!! Had this […]