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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 12, 2020

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To Be Worn…or To Be Cherished?

I came across this picture of Hemingway loafers by Barbanera and was inspired to make a post about a subject I do not believe I have ever written about. The idea of your shoes and wearing them. I feel there are two types of people. Those that beat the heck out of their shoes and those that cherish them like trophies. The question is, which are you? I have always been the latter until recently. […]

July 21, 2020

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Carmina’s New Driving Loafer Range

In day where casual is overtaking dress style Carmina has gone on board with that idea and launched their own driving loafer range. It surprises me that it actually took them this long to do so. Being a complete shoemaker, I would have thought they would have started one ages ago. But its never too late so it is nice to see them starting now rather than never. And man, are they nice! The collection […]

July 17, 2020

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July 14, 2020

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The Deckchair Sock by Mes Chaussettes Rouges

The Deckchair sock by Bresciani, sold by Mes Chaussettes Rouges just might be my all-time favorite sock, especially for the Summer season. At least for the colorway that I own. When I got my pair, they only had this light blue/white combination (as shown below) and I immediately found myself attracted to it even though I only saw it as a ‘once in a while’ sock. But since owning it, I have worn it more […]

July 6, 2020

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New Brand Alert – Passus

Rezső Kuti, who is a personal friend, and longtime shoe industry worker in Hungary (worked for Vass for a while) finally decided to make a run at his own project after having worked for many others during his time in the industry. Wanting to give the industry another Handmade option to choose from, he created Passus and is well on his way to being the next industry player. The brand boasts completely handmade shoes, which […]

June 23, 2020

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Blue Cordovan Monkstraps by Carmina: MINDBLOWING

I keep seeing these Carmina monk straps on my social media feed and the more that I see them, the more I get jealous that I do not own a pair! For those that know me, you know that my favorite color is blue. Always has been. Always will be. And the blue on this Cordovan leather is simply sublime. It is so rich, yet so subtle at the same time. It is distinctly blue […]

June 11, 2020

Brand Name/History Shouldn’t Dictate Price

I have been posting a lot of the shoes from the new (relatively) brands coming out of China specifically Yim Shoemaker, Acme Shoemaker and the house line of Yeossal, as I have been thoroughly impressed with their work and have noticed a theme among some commenters that I wanted to address. I believe that the idea of their train of thought is ultimately a concept that hurts the shoe industry as a whole and actually […]

June 10, 2020

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Fugashin Adelaide – Like No Other!

Vietnamese shoe producer (for their own brand as well as many other private label brands), Fugashin, has changed shoe design with this extremely unique adelaide oxford. So much so that if one wanted to get technical they could argue that this is not actually a real adelaide as the facing piece extends to the quarter and ultimately the counter, thus not actually being a separate piece as most adelaides are. Nevertheless, no matter what you […]

April 30, 2020

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Herring Shoes – Wildsmith Shoes at 40% off + Free Shoe Trees!!!

It would appear that Herring Shoes is about to make a huge refresh on their Wildsmith collection as they are getting rid of all of their current selection, and may I say at probably the best deal ever. Not only are the shoes at 40% off, but on top of that you get a free pair of shoe trees that are valued at ~$75, which is a crazy good deal, especially when some of the […]