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September 20, 2012

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Saint Crispins + The Armoury – London Trunk Show

Legendary clothier, The Armoury, is back in London Town on Sept. 28th-29th, bringing with them this time, the famed Viennese shoemaking firm Saint Crispin’s. I for one am quite excited. While I unfortunately can’t afford to spoil myself to a pair of their shoes, it will be a nice treat for me to at least pop my head in, shake the hands of the gentleman behind the brand, and give their shoes a closer inspection! […]

May 29, 2012

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The Next Big Trend: Colored Chukka Boots

Picture Courtesy of Septieme Largeur Year after year, there are new trends in the shoe industry, some of which are great and some of which are crap. I believe that the next big one that you will start to see popping up from brand after brand, is colored chukka boots. Some companies have already started leading the way by bringing them out in their current collections, and others I know will soon follow. I happen […]

April 13, 2012

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The Armoury, Carmina, The Shoe Snob, London Trunk Show

For those that may not be aware, The Armoury, is a clothier in Hong Kong that specializes in artisanal offerings for men. One of these brands is Carmina, a recognized Spanish shoemaker, of whom I have just recently become very fond of. Now I had always know about them (Carmina), as well as heard good things, but it wasn’t until the owner of The Armoury (Mr. Mark Cho) asked me to shine the samples for […]

March 29, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Carmina

There is a sleeping giant in the shoe industry that not many people realize yet is soon going to be a major player, and that giant is Spain. For many years, Spain has been a producer of high quality shoes coming from several factories such as Carmina (which is shown here) and Magnanni, not to mention others that are less known. But only until recently, I believe, have people started to catch on, as the […]