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September 3, 2012

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How To Become A Shoe Designer Part 2: The Retail Experience

When I graduated university I was working for Nordstrom, at the flagship store in Downtown Seattle, where all of the buyers and corporate offices were located. As part of my 5 year plan, I told myself that despite having a bachelorís degree in Entrepreneurship, I would stay working in the retail industry serving others, so that I could do two things: 1. Comprehend the minds of consumers and why they purchase & 2. Network with […]

May 1, 2011

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My Shoes #20 – To Boot New York

During my time at Nordstrom, I acquired a lot of To Boot New York shoes and this was one of the first models that I got, and definitely my favorite. It is just such a great summer shoe and it looks good with jeans but can also be dressed up in a casual sort of way. The toe, while it was already darkened from the get-go, was probably the first burnish that I ever actually […]

March 4, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week

Lately, I feel like I have been putting a lot of crazy colored shoes from French and Japanese makers on my blog and representing just a certain sect of the shoe industry. When, in fact, I am a lover of all shoes and happen to really like simple, elegant pieces such as these two pairs from To Boot New York. What I particularly like about them are the rich cognac color that they come in, […]

October 6, 2010

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My Shoes Part 2 – To Boot New York

Style: Caldwell I started a post called ‘Critique The Shoe Snob’ a week or two ago and I saw that no one would critique me so instead of labeling it as such, I figured that now I would label it ‘My Shoes’ and just try to display every shoe that I own to show you what I wear, how I wear it and if you feel like applauding, critiquing, or anything else along those lines, […]

June 8, 2010

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Boots – A Man’s Necessity

Whether it’s one of those disgusting Mark Nason boots, a simple chukka boot or a nice dress boot I feel like every man in his right mind wants or needs to own at least one pair of boots to solidify his manhood. “Boot: The man’s shoe!” Maybe it is just me but ever since ads have created something showing what a man’s man looks like and the fact that in the ad, this man is […]