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December 28, 2020

Elephant Boots by Alte Art – Next Level!

Well, there is a first for everything and this is the first elephant balmoral boot that I have ever seen. And man is it impressive! And it is no surprise from whom it comes from as these Japanese shoemakers are producing some of the most interesting pieces of art in today’s world, at least for my taste! And their name is Alte Art. Admittedly, I do not know a whole lot about them and their […]

December 9, 2020

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Boot Progression by Hiro Yanagimachi

I have been a fan of Hiro Yanagimachi ever since they first came out on the scene of Instagram, way back when. And since then, it has been a pleasant stocking of their brand and progress. One thing I like about Instagram is how you can see a brands’ essence gets shaped and/or adapts to the times, with each passing week and blocks of 3 images. In this case, the essence of Hiro Yanagimachi is […]

November 6, 2020

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My Daily Wears – Nov 6th

As we have fully immersed into Autumn, my boots have been at the forefront of my wardrobe selection. Ironically, today it up into the high 60’s, which is very strange for Weather in November in NYC. Stramge or not I took full advantage of it to have one last hoorah with light-colored trousers/suede loafers before they hit the closet not to be seen until March-ish. As you can see, jeans-wear is a big part of […]

September 30, 2020

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Yeossal Launches GMTO

Singaporean menswear atelier, Yeossal, has recently introduced their new ‘Collection Group Order,’ which is essentially a GMTO of sorts on their Handwelted Boot Range. This might not seem like news to you, but what is different to other GMTO’s is that you do not have to order the boot exactly as shown. This is just the example of the model that is available, but once you get into the product’s page you can start to […]

September 21, 2020

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The Brown Suede Derby Boot

I like the Sun but I am not a Summer guy. Growing up in Seattle the most beautiful season there is easily Autumn and the weather all year round is most similar to Autumnal weather in any regular city that does not rain 50% of the time. With that in mind, Autumn has always been my favorite. Sartorially, it has been mainly for two reasons. 1. I love boots. And 2. I love to layer […]

September 16, 2020

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New Button Boots at J.FitzPatrick Footwear

  Now that the Summer Sale is over, we can finally start working on our upcoming A/W Collection which has some exciting things apart of it with a few new models, some very unique concepts, and a new style of leather coloring (soon to come). To kick it off, we are launching our button boots, a J.FItzPatrick favorite, in our two new colorways. The model is the Blue Ridge which is our unique take of […]

August 24, 2020

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Yeossal Gears up for Autumn with new Boot Models!

The Singaporean atelier, Yeossal, who has mainly catered to attire for the Summer Season, as they are based in Singapore where it is never less than 80 degrees F with 90% humidity, has finally branched out and made some boots appealing to their worldwide customer. And I must say they are quite handsome boots indeed! While apparently not available yet (maybe PreOrder via email?), they have started teasing us on Instagram with some of their […]

August 19, 2020

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A Testament to Quality – Crockett & Jones Boots

Chris Crat, a manager of one of the C&J shops in London, and an avid fisherman has shown what good quality can give you. His IG feed is filled with shoe selfies or fishing posts and until recently I never noticed that all the while, Chris wears the Snowdon derby boot by Crockett & Jones for all nearly of his fishing adventures over the last 7 years (he seems to rotate between those and a […]

June 17, 2020

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New Brand: George Lyon Shoes – Unboxing

 My latest unboxing of new brand, George Lyon, who specializes in offering you the complete package of shoes, belt, accessories all with your purchase so that you do not have to go searching for those complementary products. Check them out and subscribe to the YouTube page to see more videos! https://www.georgelyonshoes.com/

June 4, 2020

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All Suede Lace Boots – Carmina

I really love an all suede lace boot. Especially in snuff, polo or tobacco suede. Yet it is something you do not often see and more often than not is something you have to order solely via Made to Order. It is quite rare that a shoemaker offers one as Ready to Wear. Not unheard of, but rare. And I never understood that as an all suede boot, for me, is so versatile, at least […]