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October 23, 2012

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Yet Another Japanese Shoemaker – Kunai Atsushi

Lately, as you may know, I have been so busy that it’s been hard to think, let alone keep up with everything that I need to do. And part of what I needed to do yesterday, was tell all of you that I was going to Spain, of which I am now in, and therefore might not be able to post as much. But luckily for all of you, I had a spare 30 minutes […]

August 29, 2011

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Shoes — Part 2: Style & Terminology — Loafers/Slip On’s

Among the more casual forms of dress shoes within the shoe industry are the lovely non-laced loafer shoes (or slip-on’s). Although the origin of loafers most likely trace back to way before the internet might tell me, the popularity of them came about around the 1930’s, when Norwegian shoemakers were exporting these moccasin like shoes to the rest of Europe. Apparently American tourists took a liking to them and Esquire magazine did a feature on […]