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Men’s Shoes Archive

October 21, 2020

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Crockett & Jones A/W 2020 Collection – ‘Smart Casual’

The Crockett & Jones A/W 2020 collection is impressive, to say the least. It’s vast with an option for everyone and some pretty tasty new models, in particular the new strap boot, the Aldershot. So let us take a look at a collection that became very different from what they thought it would be prior to the world change, but had to take a turn into a new direction with all that is going on […]

October 16, 2020

Shoe Review: TLB Mallorca ‘Artista’

For those that do not know, TLB Mallorca is one of the newer brands hailing from Spain but unlike the countless ones made by other factories, TLB is actually its own brand and factory. Started by Antonio Barceló, whose upbringing in the shoe industry started at a young age but blossomed as one of the owners of Yanko (another one of the great brands of Mallorca), before deciding to have a run at his very […]

October 12, 2020

How to Style Button Boots – Casually

  In the modern-day, it is not a rule that button boots have to be worn with a suit. Sure, in the Victorian and Edwardian times, they did not wear chinos, jeans, and the like but instead wore them with proper trousers, suits, and their garb of the era. But times have clearly changed since then. So have ideas on style, on ‘the rules’, and what is seen as acceptable versus not-acceptable. There is nothing like […]

September 28, 2020

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Corduroy Sneakers – Ankari Fluross

  I have always been a sucker for corduroy. So much so, that I have two bespoke suits in it ;-). Funny enough, I do not have my shoes in it though, but that is mainly as I think that it would be a harder sell in dressier footwear so am hesitant to release them. But these corduroy sneakers by Ankari Fluross are super cool, particularly the dark brown one. I almost felt tempted to […]

September 23, 2020

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The Henry II Adelaide – Herring Shoes

I love a good adelaide. And it would appear a lot of other people do too as they are becoming more and more the staple oxford choice not only in shoemaker’s collections but also in consumers wardrobes and daily wear. While the traditional cap toe oxford still reigns supreme in the realm of dress attire I have a feeling that its time is coming as go-to dress shoe and feel that the adelaide will be […]

September 15, 2020

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Oliver Cabell – Unboxing Video

The Merton Sneaker, by Oliver Cabell. Premium Italian made sneakers at reasonable pricing and high-quality materials. https://olivercabell.com/ My YouTube Channel to find more Unboxing Videos

September 11, 2020

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Last Weekend of Summer Sale – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

It is your last chance to grab up to 40% off on some of J.FitzPatrick’s models that are soon leaving the collection, not to mention the 20% off the Core Models that are classic favorites in my brand, like the elegant Tony II, the Button Boots and the triple-stitch Magnolia cap toe oxford.There is lots to be had but little time left to take advantage of some of the best prices you will find in […]

September 10, 2020

Unboxing Series – Paul Parkman

Here is an unboxing video on Turkish shoemaker, Paul Parkman, who is easily making some of the boldest and unique footwear in the market today. Not your average Goodyear welted classic shoes that I tend to speak on but throwing a bit of a curveball in the mix for all of you that appreciate the more flashy side of the shoe industry! Find this pair at Paul Parkman Online  

August 31, 2020

Sole Creativity on the Rise!

A strange phenomenon has occurred and that is that people seem to be enjoying more and more the idea of a decorated shoe sole and pictures of them. When I add a sole shot to my IG feed, depending on how shiny it is and the angle of it, often it is getting more likes, comments and circulation than my pictures of beautiful shoes. Go figure. Maybe I should become ‘The Sole Snob’ and only […]

August 10, 2020

The Best Shoemaker in the World

Doesn’t Exist… So, now you are thinking, ‘wait, what?’ Doesn’t exist? What does that mean? Well, it means that this slogan can only apply to you and your opinion. No one person can label the best shoemaker in the world as the idea of what makes a shoemaker good is completely subjective. Let’s take a look at the things that make up a good shoemaker, point by point, and dissect how everything can be interpreted […]