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December 3, 2018

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A/W Style by Edward Green

I love a good A/W stylized photo for shoes, especially a good shot that has leaves in it just like this one does. It often reminds me of my Autumns in Seattle, which for me is among the most beautiful scenery there is. This shot by Edward green takes me back, way back! But not only that, it is good to see boots in all suede. Suede is so often misconceived to be this delicate material […]

November 3, 2017

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Cowboy Boots by Barbanera — One’s That I Would Actually Wear!

It’s quite funny how your tastes evolve as you get older and what you once hated, you look at in a new light and what you once loved, you start to dislike. I don’t know if it is fate but I have been seeing a lot of cowboy boots infiltrating the dress shoe world and it’s like a retargeting marketing campaign: the more you see it, the more tempted you are to buy it. Now, […]

September 8, 2017

Welted Sole – New Online Shoe Shop

There is a new shoe retailer based out of the US, called Welted Sole, that just recently launched their new online shop. They currently only stock J.FitzPatrick Footwear for shoes but are also offering Bresciani socks and Saphir shoe care. And this is just the beginning. Their plan is to open a showroom in the Orange County area and of course add more shoe brands to their range of products. But like in all new […]

July 21, 2017

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New & Lingwood – Summer Chukkas in All Colors

The word ‘boot’ usually brings to mind Autumn/Winter feelings and thoughts of the corresponding attire but when thinking of a chukka boot, I tend to think of it as a go-to Spring/Summer boot. The casual nature of the chukka boot often sits better under the materials/styles we tend to wear in the summery months, such as chinos/denim/linens etc . Whereas our corduroys/wool/tweeds tend to pair nicely with leather boots, often high in nature and quite […]

January 5, 2017

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Christian Kimber Capri Boots – Now On Sale!

There are two things highly underrated with this featured boot: crepe soles and black suede. I have always loved black suede and been fascinated by pairing dress shoes/boots with crepe soles and it’s nice to see that someone has done it, once and for all. The Capri boot by Christian Kimber, for me, is like the perfect harmony between a Timberland classic boot mixed with a bit of Edward Green Galway and for that, I […]

November 9, 2016

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Septieme Largeur New A/W16 Collection Now Available!

Septieme Largeur have been hitting the design books for creating something truly unique this A/W, which comes as no surprise. Here you have three boots done differently, not drastically different, but different. While the double buckle monk lace boot is a bit much for my taste, I quite like the other two, particularly the double buckle short boot in suede and the derby boot in leather. I could see both of them getting used a […]

June 29, 2016

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Savile Row Style Part 3 – Huntsman

This time we are going to dive into a little history with HUNTSMAN, one of the oldest firm on the Row that was established back in 1849. They are suit makers, famous for their impeccable making for over 167 years. Originally dressing the hunting and riding aristocracy in bespoke attire, their ready to wear clothing was introduced in 1960. Huntsman was a military tailor to British army officers during both the First and Second World Wars. […]

February 2, 2015

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Another Trip to España!

    I just touched down in Madrid, heading to the factory that does the handstitching on our apron vamps and to see about creating some prototype driving shoes. Always loved driving shoes but hated the ridiculous prices that came attached to the big Italian brands. Lets see if I can create something good but also economic in pricing. After that I will be heading down to the South Central of Spain to go to […]

December 8, 2014

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Boot Season is Back!

I am not sure that anyone can deny that Edward Green is the current reigning champ when it comes to having an awesome boot selection. The Galway alone (as shown above) is probably among the coolest boots ever, not to mention their balmoral offering of the Shannon. The only thing that they are really missing is a button boot, but somehow I doubt that they would ever go through the trouble of making one of […]

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 […]