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April 2, 2020

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Unique TLB Mallorca Shoes exclusive to Yeossal

Singaporean Atelier of menswear (shoes, clothes, accessories), Yeossal, has an interesting selection of TLB Mallorca shoes that no one else has, not even TLB themselves. I find many of them quite intriguing to say the least, especially the saddle brogue derby which is my favorite among them. Yeossal has done a great job of carefully selecting unique pieces for their collections. A smart move by them, not only for their own local audiences but also […]

August 10, 2016

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Shoe Shining – Tips & Tricks

  I have written a formal post about how to polish your shoes properly but just recently realized that I have never shared the secrets to overcoming all of the obstacles of getting to be able to consistently polish one’s shoes to said standard. That being, allow me list out some of the tips and tricks that I have learned over the years, from all of my trial and error. Here goes: 1. Shining new […]

August 28, 2014

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Sample Sale Leftovers for J.FitzPatrick

Dear Readers, Okay, well the sample sale is over and I have finally managed to unpack everything and put it all online. This is however, only for J.FitzPatrick stock. As per G&G’s leftover stock, it is now gone. Because the majority of you don’t live in London (and I felt bad because of that) as well the fact that I hate to make things too complicated, I have opened up all shoes to be sold […]

November 7, 2013

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New Sale Shoes!

  Dear Readers, I just want to thank all of you have that supported the brand by acquiring a pair of J.FitzPatrick shoes, whether at full price or on sale. I hope for those that have, that you have been enjoying them and that they have been treating you well. On another note, I have added two more models, as shown in this post, to my clearance sale (FOUND HERE). As I explained before, this […]

June 25, 2013

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Going Off The Deep End…..G&G Bespoke Here I Come!

The day has finally come to try a pair of bespoke shoes that come from the shoemakers that for me epitomize shoemaking at it’s finest…..and boy am I excited! For me, the toughest thing about going bespoke is the decision of what to create. Having all of the “essentials” already taken care of, it only really makes sense for me to create something that is insanely unique that I know that no one else in […]

June 18, 2013

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Beauty in the Detail

I have said it ten trillion times before and I will at least say it once more: the beauty of a shoe (and it’s pattern) is in the detail. Roberto Ugolini hit that detail right on the head with this lovely rendition of a saddle shoe. Not only do I like the little notch that he created on the saddle part itself, but even more intrigued by the fact that he added a heel counter […]

March 12, 2013

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Hoxton Hotel Pop Up in London

† Dear All, This weekend I will be participating in a pop up event at the ever so chic and cool Hoxton Hotel. It looks to be quite a fun event with a lot of up-and-coming young businesses in London, such as myself! There, I (and the rest of the attendees) will be offering exclusive prices for our products that will not be seen again. While I unfortunately will not have my shoes for sale, […]