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July 2, 2012

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A Shoe For Every Color

Septieme Largeur – Light Gray The best thing about the modern dress shoe industry is this ability to possess practically any color of shoe that you want. With patina artists ever so prevalent in France (and even Japan), it’s almost as easy as choosing paint for your house: mix a couple of colors together and come up with some puke colored concoction or better yet, the perfect shade of gray (like this shoe above by […]

April 20, 2012

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They Are Listening….And It Is About Time!!

I don’t know if it is because of shoe designers like Mark McNairy and Grenson (of whom were amongst the first to come out with abnormal coloring in shoes) or because of my blog, and other ones like mine, but it would finally seem that the brands that may have once been seen as strictly conservative in their shoe making are now branching out and becoming a bit more eclectic! Never in a million years […]

February 20, 2012

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Maftei Interview/Post by Claymoor

Dear Readers, I have had the pleasure of being allowed to use a very very interesting post/interview conducted by the author of Romanian blog, Claymoor, in regards to Maftei shoes (and left almost in his own word). While this is only a bit of the entire original post, which is far larger, it provides some very nice insight into who Maftei is, the shoes that his company makes and a bit of history in regards […]

November 9, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Anthony Delos

You know that you are a shoe lover, when you are walking around with blood red shoes on. And let me tell you, the gentleman that owns these (a dear reader of the blog) is definitely a shoe aficionado. And while red makes such a bold statement when positioned on someone’s feet, I just can’t help but feel that it is such an elegant color on a shoe. The only thing is, it’s hard to […]

October 26, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – a.Testoni

One thing that you do not see that often, is people wearing red shoes. Granted, the Pope, has done a good job at trying to promote them, but it so far hasn’t seemed to catch on. I guess that I can understand why too. They do make quite a statement. When I wear my red wingtips with white piping, you can believe that there is not a shortage of looks that I receive, whether they […]

April 3, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Saion

When it comes to stealing my heart (and design ideas in my head), Saion does a great job at it!! The shoes in the second and third pictures from the top, are precisely the type of shoes that I would think to create. They define my motto of ‘classic with a modern twist’ and completely exemplify what is lacking on the shelves of shoe stores across the western world. Obviously, they are not lacking in […]

March 20, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Septieme Largeur

I have really gotten into penny loafers lately, and have been desperately wanting to get a ‘classic’ pair. But the only problem is that I am extremely picky when it comes to the right penny loafer and having a shape that is dead-on to what I like. I am definitely not a fan of the old-school models of penny loafers, such as the classic Bass Weejun or Cole Haan Pinch Penny, those to me should […]

February 28, 2011

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Customer’s Shoes – And My Shine

Working my concession at Gieves & Hawkes for the last 2 months now, has brought me a few shoes to shine. Unfortunately, most of them are boring black shoes, the typical London businessman type. Not that I am complaining, because some shoes are better than no shoes but it’s always nice to get something different. So when I finally did have a customer that gave me something a little out of the ordinary (and right […]

February 26, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week

Shoes don’t get much more interesting than this. And who do we have to thank for that? The Japanese and a bespoke shoe firm called Sinner (while I found what I thought to be their website, it did not work?) As I have stated in the past, the French are the masters of color and the Japanese are the masters of being bold and I love them for that. Those red suede, cap-toe, side lace […]

January 28, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week

What’s funny is that I used to hate red when I was younger, but now I cannot get enough of it! Living in England, I just discovered† that most men will wear conservative outfits (when dressing in suits) but will have a bit of flair in their socks, whether it’s bold purple, royal blue or the crowd favorite, bright red. And while I don’t ever follow any trends, I had to jump on the band-wagon […]