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September 25, 2020

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Frank Clegg Duffle Bag Reinvented

Frank Clegg, for me, is making the coolest leather goods on the market, at least for bags, which are what I really like. I don’t know why but I have always loved duffle bags and backpacks. I guess from my school days and accessorizing my backpack (I used to be a matching freak where all of my outfit had to be perfectly coordinated) and my days playing Soccer (Football) and always carrying my gear in […]

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

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 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 13, 2020

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Hi Top Sneakers – Yes or No?

My love for shoes started with sneakers. It is a natural progression as very few youngsters (read teenagers) start by loving dress shoes. For me, it was Nike all day. But outside of basketball shoes, I always preferred low tops but liked the idea of the Hi-Top. I guess my issue was the struggle on how to style it. As a person that feels the shoe is the most important part of the outfit, I […]

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 12, 2020

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A New Entry Level Welted Line – Just Launched

  My original desire for starting a shoe company was ultimately for one basic reason: ‘to see men wearing better shoes.’ It was a simple idea. I saw bad shoes being sold everywhere in the US. And I saw men buying those bad shoes. I wanted to change that. I wanted to educate men on good footwear and then be able to offer it to them. And that was the quest that I set off […]

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 […]

May 25, 2020

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Yeossal’s Custom Trousers – Enhance Your Shoe Display

For those that have noticed, I have been wearing a lot of Yeossal clothing as of late. As one of my Supporters/Advertisers who actually offers something besides shoes, we found a happy medium to get me into some of their clothing as I am always looking for great attire that doesn’t break the bank and looks amazing at the same time. Some have seen that I am a huge advocate of their swallow neck collar […]