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Summer Shoes Archive

August 12, 2020

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To Be Worn…or To Be Cherished?

I came across this picture of Hemingway loafers by Barbanera and was inspired to make a post about a subject I do not believe I have ever written about. The idea of your shoes and wearing them. I feel there are two types of people. Those that beat the heck out of their shoes and those that cherish them like trophies. The question is, which are you? I have always been the latter until recently. […]

July 17, 2020

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June 15, 2020

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Meermin Unlined Loafers – New Collection

Spanish shoemakers, Meermin Mallorca, has just launched a new collection of unlined loafers for Summer and I must say that the collection is impressive to say the very least. Mainly for its impressive size as they seem to offer nearly all of their new models in this unlined option, in both men and women, from penny loafers to tassel loafers, to my favorite style of theirs which is the plain loafer with a stitched apron. […]

July 26, 2019

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The All White Calf Olympia Sneaker

Ever since being a young adolescent, I have loved an all-white sneaker. For me, they go with everything. And that ‘everything’ literally means everything. I probably wouldn’t wear it with a light wool double-breasted suit. But a single button one, I would for sure. Now I know that some people might roll in their grave reading that, but that’s just me. All jokes aside, when it comes to Summer wear or even something a bit […]

April 5, 2019

The Bit Loafer by J.FitzPatrick Footwear

  What we love to do at J.FitzPatrick Footwear is take classic shoe models and put our twist on them. So often have I loved the idea of something but didn’t like the execution of it. We have done this with Duck boots, Alpine boots, Button boots, and now we are doing it with the classic Horsebit loafer, popularized by Gucci in the 80’s. The Pike horsebit loafer is our version of the classic model that took the industry […]

May 24, 2016

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Summertime Shoes by Awl & Sundry

  It has been awhile since I have written about Awl & Sundry (you can see my review of them HERE) and it would appear that a lot has changed since them, mainly how much they have appeared to have grown in terms of brand recognition, styles offered and probably most important for all of you, in price. I managed to come across this shoe and was amazed at how much I liked the combination. […]

April 22, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick Driving Loafers Re-Stock & Colorways!

We just received our refill of stock in our driving loafer range, consisting of the string loafer Vashon and our penny loafer, Bainbridge. Last year we got them out quite late as they were a new and out-of-the-blue product for us (as it all happened really fast). This year we timed it a bit better to actually have them for right when the horrible weather starts turning beautiful (not counting today!). And that we are […]

April 18, 2016

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Blue Suede Simplicity by Septieme Largeur

For Spring/Summer we all want to comfortable because let’s be honest, when it is overly hot that is anything but comfortable. Now while I am not the type of guy that tends to go around without socks, I can imagine the appeal particularly when it is in a nice pair of suede numbers such as these beauties by Septieme Largeur. And while I think that green is the color of 2016, I can’t lie and […]

April 20, 2015

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Bowling Shoes Are Back….by Septieme Largeur

  People tend to make fun of the bowling shoe style, but when thinking about it, most of the best sneakers of all time are designed in that exact same pattern, e.g. Converse Chuck Taylor, Common Projects classic trainer and Superga (let alone a bunch of others). So it came as no surprise that when thinking of something fun to make for the S/S2015 season, Septieme Largeur also used that classic pattern and knocked out […]

June 3, 2013

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New Summer Selection of Driving Loafers by Hugs & Co.

The sun has finally stayed out longer than 5 minutes here in London, and I am sure that everyone living here is finally at peace after a very long and horrible winter. What this means for us shoe fanatics is that we can now break out our colorful shoes that have been collecting dust in the old wardrobe for the last 8 months! I have always loved a red suede driving loafer, having bought my […]