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October 24, 2014

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Cloth Used in Shoes by Herring

Using cloth in shoes is getting bigger and bigger these days and I personally, as always, am quite happy to see it. This pair, by Herring, worn by my good friend, Gui Bo (of Men Need More Style), is a perfect example of a brilliant execution. I have been so inspired these days that I have decided to do my own version too! (penny loafer though) However it probably wont be out for a year […]

September 29, 2014

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Odds & Ends That Need To Go – J.FitzPatrick

Dear Readers, I hope that you all had a nice weekend! To those that have larger feet, you are in luck as I am trying to get rid of a few perfectly good leftover pairs and am putting it here to do so at a discounted price.The models in question:1. The Wedgwood in Snuff Suede for £250 (ex VAT £208.33) plus regular shipping costs.  Down from £350. Comes on city rubber sole.— Sizes available: UK10 […]

June 5, 2014

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Mr. Hare’s Quest for Blue Shoes!

It’s rare that I put a “designer” brand on the blog. Most of the designer labels are quite appalling in my opinion, but when it comes to Mr. Hare, I have always appreciated his execution of design. Where as I see my own brand as classic with a modern twist, I feel that his have always been modern with a classic twist. The other way around, means that while his base foundation involves making things […]

May 6, 2014

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Septieme Largeur Goes Italian

I love it when a shoe company attempts a stereotypical design characteristic of another country. For example the chisel toe, which I believe to be historically English has been attempted by many other countries. I particularly love the way that the French shoemakers do a chisel. Not to take away from the English companies, but the French ones, to me, seem to add something to it that makes it more favorable in my eyes. That […]

October 2, 2013

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Kimber Shoes – New Collection

A year ago I wrote about my good friend Christian who was on the brink of launching his own line of shoes and for those that like fun things to be on the look out, as he was a man with a mission to offer something fresh and unique. That he did, and one year later, his brand is still plugging on and hopefully getting bigger and bigger. Based in Melbourne (but London born and […]

May 29, 2013

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Black Suede Fringe Tassel Loafer by Carreducker

I never understood why black suede has not been more utilized in high end, quality footwear. I mean, if you want something smart, but casual at the same time, and love the color black (as most men do) then black suede (in my mind) would be the perfect option. But yet finding black suede in a shoe shop is like looking for the holy grail, it simply does not really exist. This makes me want […]

May 9, 2013

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Rubinacci Loafers – Mesh-tastic!

There is nothing like a nice loafer. They are just so simple and easy, and go with so many different things, from suits to chinos to jeans to even shorts if you are feeling really really bold. And most loafers tend to look good, so long as they have a nice shape to them, like this elegantly round toe here, by Rubinacci for Zimmermann & Kim. Now some loafers look better than others, as would […]

March 20, 2013

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Crockett & Jones Green Suede Cavendish

Green is really starting to grow on me as a color of attire, whether it be in your jumper, your tie, your trousers, and especially your footwear! However, certain shades of green are certainly better than others, as is quite obvious. This shade here is probably one of the nicest and richest shades of green that I have ever seen on a pair of shoes. A lot of times, when you start to dabble in […]

March 13, 2013

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Lovely Bespoke Creations

Now some of you might be thinking that I just did a post about not liking gussets on shoes, but allow me to clarify, that is was the fact that I don’t like gussets on shoes that have faux laces one them. If it is an intended slip on shoe, then gussets are just fine. Getting that out of the way, allow me to express my appreciation and admiration of this pair of shoes made […]

October 18, 2012

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Farfalla Shoes – The Armoury

There aren’t many shoes styles that I don’t own that I have been dying to get, but out of the few that there actually are, the Belgian styled loafer is definitely near the top! I have always been so curious about these unmistakeably distinguished loafers, mainly for the simple fact that the piping/bow always contrasts to the rest of the shoe, which as many of you know, is something (contrasting) that I quite fancy. I […]