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News In The Industry – Things to Watch Out For!

New things are going on all of the time in the shoe industry but it is hard to keep up with it all so I have compiled a short list of things that I find relevant and hopefully what you guys might also appreciate. Hope that you enjoy at least one of the bits of news! Carmina launches wide width GMTO — Carmina has officially launched a EEE width GMTO collection which allows those with […]

February 23, 2017

London Super Trunk Show – Brand Showcase #2 – Carlos Santos for Skoaktiebolaget

Carlos Santos from Portugal has been around for several decades and are quite big in some parts of Europe and in Japan. But it wasn’t until the famous Swedish shoe store Skoaktiebolaget started carrying the brand that the menswear & shoe aficionados of the world got their eyes open to the very price-worthy shoes made in the large and effective factory hailing from Portugal’s shoe region São João da Madeira, just north of Porto. With a year of […]

December 28, 2016

Skoaktiebolaget Launches 2nd, Larger Shop in Stockholm

With the success that Swedish shoe shop Skoaktiebolaget has had in the short amount of time since they launched their flagship store in Stockholm, they have managed to set aside some finance and acquire a 2nd, larger shop to coincide with their flagship right there in the heart of their hometown. And on top of that, they have added a new brand to their line-up of high flying shoes. That new brand is none other […]

October 26, 2016

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Enzo Bonafe Chukka Boot for Skoaktiebolaget

It doesn’t get much better than a good chukka boot. They are just so darn comfortable and more importantly versatile. I recently re-launched the chukka boot for my collection of shoes and I find myself wearing it at least twice a week which is quite astounding as most of my shoes don’t see daylight for at least once a month, if not less frequently. It’s funny how we go through phases as people. Right now […]

September 1, 2016

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New Faves from Skoaktiebolaget

I always love to see the new models and colorways that Skoaktiebolaget are coming out with for their super cool shop. Although they played it quite safe this A/W with mainly shoes in tones of browns, black and a few burgundy, some of the choices are quality in terms of style. I really love the whiskey cordovan that they used on many of their Enzo Bonafe models. It has a richness that I have not […]

August 31, 2016

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Misconceptions in Footwear – Shining Different Leathers

I always get people asking me how you shine this leather or that leather, i.e. cordovan, crocodile (and all exotics) or chromexcel leather etc. The thing is, you shine them exactly as you would calf leather. I find that anyone attempting to tell you that you need some special product for them is just trying to sell you something that is not truly necessary. I have always used the exact same products and got brilliant […]

July 11, 2016

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Enzo Bonafe Brown Cordovan for Skoaktiebolaget

Skoaktiebolaget is doing some interesting stuff with Enzo Bonafe and this lovely brown cordovan. All too often you see Cordovan in the common burgundy/oxblood color, which is beautiful no doubt, but it is refreshing to see it in this lovely mid-brown shade that I think will take a lot of interest not only for it’s novelty but for how great it comes up. The wholecut model presented is already available but the other 3 are […]

February 9, 2016

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Carlos Santos for Skoaktiebolaget

A lot of change is going on in the industry these days and I feel like there will be a huge revolution this year of smaller makers becoming more known and the giants that were previously powerhouses will soon start to have to fight for sales and they won’t come as easy as they have in the past. And part of it is thanks to stores like Skoaktiebolaget (and the like) who are out there […]

October 5, 2015

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Saint Crispins MTO’s for Skoaktiebolaget

I just saw these MTO’s the other day and was blown away by their beauty. It’s not so much that they are things not done before, but in these colorways I have yet to really see them, and of course each brands pattern and shoemaking abilities differ quite a bit. The adelaide at the top is thing of beauty and that is saying a lot as I was never a huge fan of croc/gator. But […]

September 17, 2015

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The Hulk of Dress Shoes

There are not many makers whose hand coloring skills compares to the likes of the team at Saint Crispins. And because of those skills, their shoes always come out looking so incredibly vivid. So vivid in fact, it makes you not want to wear them and thus ruin the perfect polish that they come with. That’s exactly how I felt when I saw this green u-cap adelaide oxford by SC for Skoaktiebolaget. I love the […]