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July 3, 2015

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Green Museum Calf – VASS

  Green is good! Or was that “Greed is Good”? I don’t know, but same thing!! Hahaha! I am in a cheerful mood thanks to the sun finally showing itself across the planet (of Europe) and the endorphin’s are kicking in making me unusually optimistic despite not having reasons to be. Currently I am in Stockholm, Sweden having my trunk show at Skoaktiebolaget and was discussing with the boys here the prevalence of museum calf […]

January 21, 2015

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Rant: A Blogger’s Writing (Plus Some Shoe Porn)

It’s not so often that I go on a rant but every now and then something sets me over the top and I feel that must let it out. That being, I received a few comments on the blog yesterday that don’t actually upset me per se, but rather annoy me for how silly they are and how silly people can be. What really bothers me is that comments such as these make me feel […]

October 7, 2014

The Apron Derby Boot

The handstitch apron toe seems to be coming back in trend and I must say that I am quite pleased by it. When I was younger (not that I am old!), I had a love/hate relationship with apron toed shoes. I mean, the Italians have always done them well, and when they are done well, they look amazing. But the opposite also rings true. When an apron stitch doesn’t suit the last or follow the […]

July 15, 2014

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New Models Around the Globe

I don’t know why I never did this before. I guess that I was just too busy thinking about finding the coolest shoes that I could, but obviously with the web at my fingertips, it was never difficult for me to gather what is new and share it with all of you. So here I am doing it now….better late than never, right?! Therefore allow me to share with you what I have gathered from […]

February 26, 2014

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Tan Double Monks by Laszlo Vass

I have a strange relationship with tan shoes, kind of like my relationship with glasses (eyewear). I like them on others and in theory as a product, but then I never really fancy them when they are on myself. But of all the shoes that a tan can come in, I find it most attractive on a double monk strap. Yet you rarely see it on a double monk strap. I guess not rarely, but […]

January 20, 2014

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Laszlo Vass Saddle Derbys

I was having a chat with my good friend Thomas Kalflo (patina artist for G&G) yesterday about how crocodile/alligator leather allows for an infinitely better patina due to the scales of the skin and the depth of shading that it thus allows. The problem though is that it is also infinitely harder and takes a very long time, 10 hours for a full pair. The reason being that you have to do it scale by […]

January 16, 2014

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The Simple Boot by VASS

I have been really really getting into boots as of late. I mean, far worse than I already was if you can believe that. The more that I see them the more that I want them, all styles included too; from balmoral boots, to spat boots, to derby Boots and all the lovely chukka boots. Doing a count in my head, I just realized that I now own 8 boots (after literally just giving one […]

October 23, 2013

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Red Brogues by VASS

I really love seeing red leather because it looks so nice in pictures, particularly when it gives you the impression of being subtle even though it is a bold red. That´s the impression that these beauties give me. They don´t scream out at you like one might perceive if you said ¨my red brogues,¨ but rather maintain an air of simplistic elegance about them even though red is a color that would be described as […]

April 29, 2013

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Ascot Shoes – Online Shoe Store

The idea of just owning an all black or brown pair of shoes for your wardrobe is changing . Two tones and unconventional colored shoes are quickly creeping their way not only onto the shelves of once known conservative shoe companies, but are also spreading across the internet like a virus thanks to all of the companies that offer MTO services. Gone are the days of the “norm,” of fitting into society comfortably so that […]

January 23, 2013

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Doing Black Differently

I used to go on a bit of a rant about black shoes in my early Snob times, but having moved to London, matured a bit (just only) and been subjected to a lot of wet days, my fondness for black shoes has began to flourish. I also think that part of it was all my shining of black shoes. Something about a black shoe being shined just on the caps is simply amazing….that being […]