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December 10, 2018

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Stormwelt Series by Lof & Tung

Löf & Tung’s new stormwelt collection is looking pretty good and probably making a lot of sense for a lot of people this A/W as the weather is quite wet and cold in many places. I can’t really say which one is my favorite but I would probably see myself wearing that derby lace boot the most as I can see it going well with my denim styled attire. Not to mention that it is […]

September 19, 2018

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Meermin Goes Green!

For A/W18 Meermin Mallorca has a couple of green shoe options circulating in their current collections. It would appear that green shoes are getting more popular as I continue to see them across multiple brands from different countries and it is quite refreshing to see this occurence. A dark green leather IMHO is going to be a relatively versatile choice for your more smart casual wear. As you can see here it pairs well with […]

August 23, 2018

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Bontoni – Single Monkstrap Done Differently

I have never been a huge fan of the traditional single monkstrap that sweeps across the instep, having a huge buckle and thick strap leather. It always reminded me of some shoe from Old England that Friar Tuck would have worn. Not to mention the way that it sweeps across from left to right (or vice versa) without any angle to it (think Churchs famous model). It always just looked really ugly to me. This […]

June 11, 2018

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Cheaney’s New S/S18 Two Tone Line Up!

Cheaney has a new line of Americana shoes in two-tone motifs very reminiscent of a time gone in the South of the USA when spectators were all the fashion! As we get more into wearing dress shoes in a casual way, I can see this line being very successful for them. The world is ever-changing in menswear and the dress shoe industry is doing so at an especially rapid rate. People are going more casual […]

September 21, 2017

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Americana Style Brogues by Septieme Largeur

Americana style is spreading to France with Septieme Largeur’s interpretation of the longwing gunboat brogue. I have always had mixed feelings about this model. I feel like I could like it if done on a slimmer type last but you often see it on these heavy, robust like lasts. It’s hard to tell if this last is more slim or robust but from what I know of SL, it is probably closer to the slim side unless […]

November 24, 2014

The Best Longwing….Ever…by Hiro Yanagimachi

So it’s my last day here in Singapore after having been gone for 2 weeks now. Luckily for me, I have a lovely midnight flight to put me into London at 5am, ouch! It’s been a great time here in Asia, but I am definitely ready to get home and start playing catch up! Both of my trunk shows went very well and it was a pleasure to have met all that came out. Singapore […]

February 13, 2014

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Hiro Yanagimachi’s New Models

There is nothing like a new shoe design and the one that is shown on this saddle shoe, by Hiro Yanagimachi, is not like any that I have ever seen before. Being apart of the shoe nerds on the web one frequently comes across the likes of Koji Suzuki, Masaru Okuyama and Yohei Fukada but one does not really hear of Hiro Yanagimachi, not at least in the Western World. But according to some, he […]

November 8, 2013

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The Rise of East Asian Produced Footwear

  It’s amazing to see how far the shoe industry has come in last 10 years. Back then, it was strictly all about Italy, England, a bit of US made shoes and some French ones too…but England and Italy were the dominant players. Now it’s all changed. While England and Italy still remain dominant players on the team of countries, they have slowly been losing their proportion of the power as countries such as Spain, […]

September 27, 2013

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Septieme Larguer’s New Tan Grain Winter Stock!

  I have always been torn when it comes to Longwings. I mean, I love brogues and I love a wingtip. But the idea of how heavy they look on one’s foot, particularly me being a small, skinny chap, has put me off for a long long time. But I just can’t deny the fact that I love the swooping of the cap all the way back to the heel. That feature alone has kept […]

January 22, 2013

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Ordering Shoes Online – With Assistance

Aubercy So as most of you may know, I have just recently put up a post with regards to pre-ordering my collection before they are currently available, as a way to give you all first stabs at my first range of footwear. It has been exciting and I appreciate all of you that have pre-ordered a pair or two. One of the challenging aspects of it, however, is relaying the sizing of the shoes to […]