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A Shoe’s Sole – A Form of Expression of Self

A sole is a shoemaker’s blank canvas. A part of the shoe that they can truly express themselves. While uppers are somewhat ‘standardized’, in the sense that there are expectations of what they need to be/look like, the sole is the part where creativity can run wild and a shoemaker can truly show their talents on their blank canvas of art. As a blogger and an advocate of shoes, it is often that we just […]

September 4, 2014

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Sutor Mantellassi at Pitti Uomo

I have been quite ill these past few days and thus left myself a bit behind in emails, sending out shoes etc and of course this leaves me with limited time to write on the blog, as per usual. But I thought for those of you who are interested in braided footwear, would appreciate seeing what was on offer at the stand of Sutor Mantellassi at the last Pitti Uomo. Having been always curious about […]

August 7, 2012

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Sutor Mantellassi Boutique: Milan

Picture Courtesy Of: The Style Buff Apparently prestigious Italian shoemaker Sutor Mantellassi has recently opened a new boutique in Milan. As you can see, they did not spare any reservations in making the place look nothing less than extravagant. Lasts appear to be everywhere, from the wall to the creation of the entire chandelier, something of which I find to be quite appealing really. And while it may pose as overkill to some, I feel […]

May 8, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Braided Shoes By Sutor Mantellassi

When it comes to braided shoes, I have always been really hit or miss with them, which is how I perceive most people to also be. It seems that I either really like them or really hate them. So, as you can imagine, these one’s here by Sutor Mantellassi are one of the few that I actually appreciate. The fact that the braid is relatively small and that they are a plain toe allows me […]

August 18, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

What’s crazy is the difference between what a brand will offer in America versus the rest of the world. When I see Sutor Mantellassi shoes here in the States, the majority of them are boring and plain with a couple of interesting one’s that are unique and forward. But in Italy, it’s the opposite, most of them are extremely cool and unique and only a couple are for the conservative bunch. I have seen what […]

July 14, 2010

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Monk Straps

Why don’t you ever see anyone wear monk strap shoes? I really can’t figure it out. You hardly ever see them for sale at stores and even more rarely see them being worn. I feel like they are going into extinction. But why?? Are you afraid to wear them? Do you like them? In my encounters with them and bringing them out to customers on the sales floor I feel like they are the leper […]

June 28, 2010

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Shoe Of The Day

I totally forgot to add this on the burgundy shoe post so I thought that I would give this Sutor Mantellassi shoe some love on the Shoe of the Day section. Not only do you see a burgundy suede, which is extremely rare, but then they went and paired it with a green sole and laces. AMAZING!!! I love the idea of this shoe and the thought of all the different color combinations this shoe […]