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January 5, 2017

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Christian Kimber Capri Boots – Now On Sale!

There are two things highly underrated with this featured boot: crepe soles and black suede. I have always loved black suede and been fascinated by pairing dress shoes/boots with crepe soles and it’s nice to see that someone has done it, once and for all. The Capri boot by Christian Kimber, for me, is like the perfect harmony between a Timberland classic boot mixed with a bit of Edward Green Galway and for that, I […]

December 8, 2016

Shine Your Heart Out! – L’art Du Glaçage

Some of the most impressive shines I have seen in recent times –again thankfully discovered due to Instagram– are by a young gentleman who works in Switzerland for Brogue Shoe Shop. His IG tag name is @lartduglacage and I promise if you follow you won’t be less than astonished by the gleaming shines he adorns some of the finest shoes in the world. And just look at the teaser that these three pictures are. Shines […]

December 6, 2016

A Trip to Corthay – London

It is not often that I get to visit the Corthay shop in London. It might sound silly that while it is only about 20 mins away, it feels like eternity to get there and come back and with as hectic as my days are, it is hard to justify it. Also I am not a fan of Knightsbridge and all of the flash that goes on there. I much prefer Mayfair. But that is […]

October 28, 2016

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Like Canvas? Like Spectators? Barbanera ‘Marinetti’ is Your Answer

From Barbanera’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Italia’ collection for S/S17, which is an ode to the times of Totò, Mastroianni and the likes of great Italian cinematography and style alike, we find the Marinetti: a canvas spectator done differently. From sharp curves,  diamond shaped caps and brogueing sitting atop eachother, the Marinetti definitely presents something different to your typical canvas spectator. And that is what I love about the Barbanera bros. Aside from being […]

October 21, 2016

A Legend and Friend to Remember – Riccardo Bestetti

  With regret I must tell those that don’t already know that we sadly lost an incredible person this week. That person was Mr. Riccardo Bestetti, one of greatest shoemakers and minds the shoe industry has ever seen. He was only 49 years old and passed away this Monday. Whilst not knowing exactly how or why as he had just recently informed me that he was in the hospital for lung inflammation and respiratory problems, […]

October 18, 2016

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The Ghillies Keep Coming! – Carmina

  It would appear that the ghillie model is gaining traction in the world of the web and the shoe industry. I know that in the grand scheme of things, these are just a few examples that I have shown over the last few weeks, but it is far more than I have ever seen in a period of space as short as this. To me, that means that the ghillie model, as shown here […]

June 14, 2016

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Savile Row Style Part 1 – Drakes

Since it is a DEDICATED TO SHOES blog I am mostly going to accent that, but what I thought could be potentially interesting for the reader is a little dash of style and by style I mean outfits that people accompany their dress shoes with. I admit it is a little different from our usual direction, but hey! The secret of getting ahead is getting started. And so the adventure begins….. To kick it off […]

May 23, 2016

Septieme Largeur Patina Driving Loafers

While not being the originators of patina, for me Septieme Largeur are the ones keeping it relevant by always doing new things with it from giving patina to Ready to Wear shoes and allowing people to buy it online, from applying to leather accessories and now driving loafers. They have come a long way from a small online shop too as they have just opened up their 3rd shop in Paris and it is all […]

May 20, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick Jodhpur Boot (Genesee) Pre-Sale – Choice of Sole

The Genesee jodhpur boot has been in the repertoire of samples since day one but never released until now. I don’t know why really but I always thought that I needed to establish the J.FitzPatrick brand before releasing a jodhpur boot as it was something that needed to be done right to be able to rival the competition. But with the very warm reception that it has received every time I post them on social […]

April 27, 2016

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Teal Suede Double Monks by John Lobb

I have always loved the color Teal, especially when it is on the darker side so that it is not overly ostentatious (at least in the matter of clothing). And while I never actually owned that many articles of clothing in the color teal (as no one makes it), I have always loved the idea of teal shoes. But no one makes them as it is not only hard to make as a color, but […]