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August 5, 2013

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My New Camera + George Cleverley = Better Photography From Now On!!!

So, a lot has been going on these days, not only personally with the birth of my new son (and thus the problems that I am now having with time management and getting back to emails and comments) but also with the company and the new projects that we are taking on. As you can clearly see by reading this, I have a new blog platform. And while I am terribly excited by this and […]

July 8, 2013

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Life As A Shoe Designer: Part 1 – An Explanatory Overview

The day that I put my shoes out onto the shelves of Gieves & Hawkes and thus ready for sale, was a good day. Even better was my launch party that must have accumulated around 100 guests, all of which were readers of the blogs or friends of theirs interested in the brand. It was a proud day for myself and it represented the commencement of the goal that I put in place way back […]

January 17, 2013

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Bestetti’s New English Chisel Toe

Bestetti’s shoes are so beautiful they almost don’t look real. That’s the feeling I get when I look at the picture above. It’s so pristine and flawless and it’s not easy to make shoes look that way, which gives me the feeling that it can’t be an actual shoe, just a mirage of one!! Anyway, this is the new “English” last (chisel toe) as he calls it, that Bestetti just came out with. Of course […]

January 9, 2013

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear….Nearly There Folks!!!

It’s so close that I can almost taste it and I can’t decide on whether or not I am fully prepared or a million miles away. It’s so surreal, as I have been dreaming about having my own shoe line for over 6 years now, that it doesn’t seem possible. And even though I am set for a March (fingers crossed) launch, I still have so much prep work to do, especially for getting them […]

August 15, 2011

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Shoes — Part 2: Style Names & Terminology — Brogues

The term, brogue, is a word that can describe many many styles of shoe within the shoe realm. It is because of this that it is commonly misused and due to this misconception, I wanted to dedicate an entire post on brogues and what they really are. First off, let me start by saying that a brogue can be used to describe any shoe that has perforations in it (little holes). Because it ranges in […]

August 18, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

What’s crazy is the difference between what a brand will offer in America versus the rest of the world. When I see Sutor Mantellassi shoes here in the States, the majority of them are boring and plain with a couple of interesting one’s that are unique and forward. But in Italy, it’s the opposite, most of them are extremely cool and unique and only a couple are for the conservative bunch. I have seen what […]

May 4, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

These are brand new Edward Green shoes that just arrived at Leffot in NYC. I just saw his new post on these shoes and I was inspired!! You really don’t often see these two colors put together in the same shoe let alone the same outfit and yet these came out beautifully. It just goes to show what some people may think cannot be done, in actuality, can very much be done and done quite […]