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May 12, 2018

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My Story – The 5 Year Plan: The Year of Transition – England-Meeting G&G

If you have missed the previous posts and wish to catch up, please CLICK HERE Being in England was surreal. I still remember the emotions I was feeling while visiting. Like I was in a dream. Here is this magical place (England) that you think of as an American that has never traveled to Europe, watching films like Harry Potter and whatnot, yet it is not at all like what we (many Americans) tend to […]

May 30, 2017

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Tony Gaziano (from Gaziano & Girling) Interview

Being an aspiring shoemaker/shoe designer myself, I find it critical to try and meet the people in the industry who are shoemakers or shoe designers themselves and do my best to absorb their knowledge or input of how exactly one gets into the industry and more importantly, how one successfully stays in the industry. Knowing that I am not the only aspiring individual and that it might not always be easy to get this type […]

February 24, 2014

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Gaziano & Girling’s New Shoe Factory

I just recently had the time and the pleasure of getting myself up to the infamous town of Kettering to finally see the new Gaziano & Girling factory. I have been meaning to do this for awhile now, but with the little man to take care of on weekends, I don’t often find the time to get away. But I managed to knock out a few birds with one stone and blame the business for […]

June 25, 2013

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Going Off The Deep End…..G&G Bespoke Here I Come!

The day has finally come to try a pair of bespoke shoes that come from the shoemakers that for me epitomize shoemaking at it’s finest…..and boy am I excited! For me, the toughest thing about going bespoke is the decision of what to create. Having all of the “essentials” already taken care of, it only really makes sense for me to create something that is insanely unique that I know that no one else in […]

June 5, 2013

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Feeling Dandy?

It takes a confident and courageous man to be bold in his attire. It is easy to be elegant in muted colors and go unnoticed without anyone batting an eye at you. But doing so while being colorful is probably one of the hardest things that a man can do when it comes to dressing himself. It’s too easy to say ‘oh god that looks awful, all that color,’ just because that person wouldn’t dare […]

May 30, 2013

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Shoe Wardrobe Envy

Some guys get a bit of money, buy themselves a nice car, a nice watch, a monstrous TV or some other expensive gadget, but like this guy, I would just buy myself a bunch of shoes and an amazing wardrobe to house them all. Seriously, to need a ladder just to reach the top shelf of your wardrobe is simply on another level. His ceilings must be at least 15-20ft high, which is simply something […]