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November 17, 2010

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Today’s Favorites – Plain Toe Derby’s

Above: George Cleverley – Photo Courtesy Of: Leather Soul 3 Above: Stefano Bemer Above: J.A. Ramis by MEERMIN 2Above: Corthay -† Picture Courtesy Of: Leffot A nice plain toe derby can go a long way: from jeans all the way to being worn with a suit depending on the cut and elegance of the particular model. It’s simplicity can be a refreshing treat when one is used to always wearing brogues, heavily stitched or intricately […]

November 15, 2010

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October 28, 2010

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Blue Suede Shoes

Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo “Fausto” There is something about a blue suede shoe that just speaks to me. Maybe it’s because my favorite color is blue, maybe it’s because they are rarely found or maybe it’s because in suede, blue looks better on a shoe? While I am not sure why I am so gravitated towards them, I do know that there is nothing quite like them. It would seem that I am obviously not the […]

August 22, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

I have said it twenty times before and might just say it a million times more: DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS!!! How cool are these shoes by Pierre Corthay? Laces matching the lining: Brilliant!! That is one thing that I love about French makers; they are not afraid to push the envelope and try things that you would normally not see. And because of that, the shoes they create end up being some of the most intriguing […]

June 24, 2010

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Burgundy Shoes – Where The Hell Are They??

Why is it so hard to find nice burgundy colored shoes? They used be everywhere. Now you have to scrounge to find them and 80% of the ones you find are some ugly-ass Bass Wejun styled loafer that your grandfather would have worn. For such an elegant color that is extremely versatile, you would think that it would be more readily available by many shoe brands. I guess with this new ‘brown being the new […]

May 17, 2010

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Patent Shoes

Used to be that patent leather shoes were only worn with a tuxedo or more rarely, on a very formal occasions with your sharp, black suit but now it’s almost as if you cannot go a day without seeing someone wearing a full-on patent leather shoe or at least a shoe with patent leather accents. This all started to change a couple of years ago when the idea of taking formal wear and turning it […]

April 23, 2010

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The Whole-Cut Shoe

If you look up the word elegant in the first definition that it gives is: “Tastefully fine or luxurious in dress, style, design, etc.” To me, the whole-cut dress shoe sums this definition up to a ‘T.’ The fact that it has no stitching (apart from the heel) leaves it completely refined and flawless. Obviously not every whole-cut ever made has fit this description but when they have been made properly, with a beautiful […]

April 22, 2010

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Shoes Of The Day

Something about unique colored shoes just intrigues me. Probably because 90% of the time you tend to just see the same boring colors day in and day out and every blue moon you catch a glimpse of someone who happens to wear something outside of the boring spectrum and that person just seems to stand out like a sore thumb. I would love to see the owner of these shoes wearing these on the streets […]

January 28, 2010

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Why is it that we are so afraid of wearing a little color? Most people have a favorite color and I guarantee that it is not black or brown. I understand that many people have a strict dress code that they have to adhere to but come on, lets bend the rules every now and then! Working in the fashion industry, I have heard countless negative remarks and seen many smirks from gentlemen who wouldn’t […]