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July 9, 2019

Belgian Shoes – A Brief History & NYC Shop Offering

The Belgian loafer is a staple piece in the menswear industry. Its popularity stems beyond the realm of just footwear though, so much so that that the founder was actually knighted for his help in reviving the Belgium shoe manufacturing industry. Its style has been copied time and time again but the classic offering remains King. Here is a small brief on the history and a photo journal of the famous shop in NYC. read […]

March 8, 2019

Going Bold for Friday Festivities – Baudoin & Lange

I don’t really dress as bold as I used to. Not sure if it’s laziness, that I am getting older and just don’t care anymore about much other than making my thought process less stressful so just resort to simple colors or the fact that my tastes are actually changing. I think the latter is probably the least likely as I still appreciate seeing men go bold, like our good friend Sanjay here of @windowstomysole […]

September 30, 2016

Baudoin & Lange ‘Sagan’ Loafer Review

My friend Mr. Allan Baudoin has come a long way since being just a young computer science student from Paris to launching his own bespoke shoe label ‘Allan Baudoin’ and now going one step further by entering the RTW shoe game with his famous Belgian loafer, the ‘Sagan’ under the name of Baudoin & Lange. It’s great as well as I saw Allan a long time struggling to find his niche and figure out how […]

November 16, 2015

Carreducker’s New RTW Collection: Winkers Resort Shoe

  Carreducker, the bespoke duo that have been home to Gieves & Hawkes for the last 5 years have gone out and created something a bit different to their norm: an updated Winkers Resort Shoe. This is not the first time that they have had fun with RTW shoes though. The first Winkers collection (from about 3 years ago) was their first stab at it and from that they learned a lot about RTW including […]

July 24, 2015

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The Group Shot!

  They say that you can tell a lot about a man by looking at this shoes. Hmmm, wonder what that says about me?!! Not that it matters, but it does mean that I do love seeing a group shot of other people’s shoes to get to know a bit about their personality. With this picture, which I think was very well done with the earthly tones and color coordination, it tells me that the […]

June 10, 2015

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Allan Baudoin Belgian Style Loafers

In the hopes to always shed light on those that might have a hard time doing so themselves (those of course who deserve some spotlight) as well as seeking out something new for all of you to appreciate, allow me to introduce Allan Baudoin, creator of these fantastic loafers that you see in front of you. I believe that this is now my second time writing about him, but I am not sure how set […]

December 3, 2014

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When Collaborations Go Wrong and Involve Good Companies

I was searching for some cool Santoni’s to put up on the blog, in the hopes to find a new model from their goodyear welted range. Unfortunately I did not have much luck in that search but I did come across these bad boys which I must say might be even a bit bold for your wildest dandy. I never mind doing/seeing things done a bit differently but polka dots on men’s shoes, to me, […]

July 26, 2013

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Sartorial Footwear – The New Slipper Company to Watch Out For!

The slipper shape/pattern is definitely among my all time favorite looks. It is just so non-fussy, simple and versatile, and due to these brilliant factors they can be worn with virtually anything casual to smart-casual. While I would personally love to wear bespoke suits everyday (and thus bespoke shoes), I simply cannot afford that lifestyle and am subjected to simply being as smart casual as I can be (which I also love) and it just […]