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July 16, 2019

Wood & Paper Shoes by Orma Shoemaker x Zouganista

A pretty cool project recently went underway between a bespoke shoemaker and a wooden inlayer in the heart of Florence, Italy. For a presentation at the latest Pitti Uomo, they created three samples of shoes, one being a normal, leather brogue, another being made the same but in special cuts of wood (the middle, brown one) and one is in white paper (looks like paper mache). The shoemaker is called Orma Shoemaker (Wataru Shimamoto), trained […]

June 11, 2019

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Dandy Shoe Care – Great Gatsby Per Nobile Edition

My friend Alexander Nurulaeff, of Dandy Shoe Care, appears to really love the early 1900’s style as his Great Gatsby theme patina has been given life to a new pair of shoes. His first go-round at patina’ing this theme can be seen here. And now, he presents a new variation of the Great Gatsby on a pair of Per Nobile shoes, of Russia, which I actually find to be super cool. The subtle details of […]

May 31, 2019

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Patina Inspiration – Where it Comes From?

This is one of my favorite patinas of the year and in general, that I have ever seen. I absolutely love the colors in it. I cant say for sure if I would wear them personally but I do love the look of them and more importantly how the patina artist, Chris Gunsolley of Waxed and Dyed (of Australia), gained his inspiration behind the coloring of them. I cant imagine what its like to be […]

January 2, 2019

Ascot Shoes to Bring Shoe Artist to Savile Row

Ascot Shoes has a new project and offering coming to their Savile Row presence at 13 Savile Row (shared with Stowers Bespoke and Lee Marsh Tailoring). What they claim as works of art and not just ‘patina’, it sounds as if we can expect greatness from this project. From the looks of the shoe in the hands of one very Stylish Trevor of Scabal, it would appear that the artist indeed has some serious skill […]

January 9, 2018

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The Shoe Snob x R. Culturi Project – Which Image Do You Prefer?

My pocket square project with R.Culturi is nearly coming to fruition, just making some finishing touches to our three designs. One thing that myself and my friend are trying to figure out though and are stuck on is deciding which of the two of these designs looks better. We both have a different opinion so would be great to get your guys’ feedback to settle the score! Really look forward to getting this off of the […]

October 12, 2017

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Vote: Which Image is Better?

I am about to venture into a mini project of some fun nature and that is pocket sqaures. This is not a new business of mine by any means but more of a collaboration between myself and another (to be stated later). As you can see here, my role is my “shoe art” and adding that to pocket squares. Now as someone has to take a financial risk on this collaboration a little market research […]

June 12, 2017

Shoe Art by Jon Leigh

  Art can be a beautiful thing. I mean, I not a huge fan of a lot of the stuff you see in modern museums and what not, but I love a good drawing/painting. Once again, thanks to Instagram, it is now easier to find good artists that without social media would have been hard to discover. Yet another reason that makes me love this app. When I discovered Jon Leigh (of London), I really […]

October 14, 2015

Dandy Shoe Care Goes Above & Beyond!!

  Alexander Nurulaeff of Dandy Shoe Care has gone above and beyond with his latest patina. It was a special gift to present at Kevin Seah’s (tailor in Singapore) 6th Anniversary party. Fitting for a tailor was the request of making a patina in the style of a windowpane tweed cloth. And damn did Alexander do a breathtaking job on fulfilling that unlikely and difficult request. My only fear now, is that after seeing this […]

August 4, 2015

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Worn to Reborn – The Decorative Sole Repairer

Art can be expressed in so many ways it is not even funny. Could be by building a place mat with wine cork or creating a small sculpture with hanger wire to simply creating beautiful drawings. But today we are talking about shoe art, because what else is there to talk about on a shoe blog?!! The art in question takes form in the decoration of shoe repairing whereby a young man in England takes […]

July 20, 2015

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Cool Imagery by Corthay

  Being creative is always fun, especially when you do a good job at it. Like myself, Corthay seemed to also have had a website revamp in the not too distant past and I quite like their theme of using hand drawn artwork. It makes it feel fun and a lot more approachable as a brand. The whole site is quite nice really and the use of a ton of ‘hero’ imagery really works well […]