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October 31, 2016

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Bettanin & Venturi – The Review

Many of you might have not ever heard of Bettanin & Venturi and it comes as no surprise as they are only a 22 year old company (the history is much older though) that for the most part of their existence solely specialized in Norvegese construction and things that were on the heavier and chunky side of the shoe spectrum. But that has all changed now as I believe that they realized that specializing in […]

March 12, 2015

Old School Balmoral Boots by Fujiwara Shoes Studio

What I love about Instagram is that you have all of the pictures accessible with a quick click of your phone. No need to get on your laptop and search them all out. And with that, I have infinite access to the discovery of new makers through other people’s feed. One that I love is @BespokeMakers, who highlight many Japanese artisans in both shoes and clothing. One that they most recently highlighted was Fujiwara Shoes […]

February 16, 2015

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Feit Wool Hiker

Okay, so I am now back in Mayfair of London and just going through all of the motions of moving and getting back up to simple organizational standards. But that means that I have had a lot less time for emails, social media and the blog, hence why all of my recent posts have been with minimal writing. I promise that soon it will all be back to normal. Its not to mention that I […]

January 9, 2015

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Norman Vilalta RTW Collection – Sneak Peak

Norman Vilalta has been working on his RTW collection for a long time now and from I know it is finally done. Unknowing to Norman, I am giving you a sneak peak of one of the models that for me represents Norman’s character and design capabilities. The rest of it is just as cool and I am excited for him to finally release it to all of you  and finally start getting some of the […]