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Two Toned Boots Archive

December 14, 2015

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Correspondent Shoes’ Latest Offering

A new site, Correspondent Shoes, has recently launched selling off a mix of very Italian (Branchini made), two toned inspired footwear also coupled by a select amount of boots made by British makers (Sargent) but still in tune with the idea of something very different and of two tonal nature. I wrote about them when they first launched but saw that they have already put out a new collection of which I thought might be […]

December 2, 2015

Norman Vilalta New Collection!

Norman Vilalta just dropped his A/W2015 collection and I have to say that it is right up my alley, especially the boot in the main image. What a bombshell!! That vibrant reddish/orange patina with what looks like rust suede is simply magnificent. Norman never ceases to surprise me and even more so, he one ups his last venture every time. I love the collection, even the chunky soled shoes are starting to grow on me. […]

November 25, 2015

Blue Bespoke Beauties by Gaziano & Girling

What I love about Gaziano & Girling’s bespoke balmoral boots is that they make them the proper height that a true balmoral boot should be. You see back in the Victorian day, the boots that they wore were much higher up the leg than the RTW ones that you see today (even G&G RTW are lower than this bespoke one). I don’t know exactly why they lowered them (pretty much an industry standard) but I […]

October 28, 2015

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Laszlo Vass Trunk Show London – Nov. 4th

VASS IS COMING TO LONDON!!!! So get prepared as it is something quite novel and exciting at the same time. I have always loved Vass shoes for their mix of elegance and substantial like nature. the boot above ( as well as the pics below) are a great example of that. It is a one night event, full of not only shoes and men’s clothing/accessories but drinks and food galore. Don’t miss out if you […]

October 27, 2015

John Lobb A/W2015 Line Up — Very Cool!!

John Lobb’s new A/W collection for this year is quite cool to say the least. It is precisely the type of stuff that I hope to see from the big brands i.e. two tones and a lot of mixing of leather/suede. The two toned nature is quite subtle though, having most of the combination of suede/leather being tonal but due to the difference in texture between the two sides of the hide, you get a […]

September 25, 2015

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JF Button Boots Now In Stock, Ready For Shipment

I realize that early this week, I said that it was going to be a week about Spanish shoemakers, but I guess that I was only telling a half truth. And while I may not be a Spanish brand, I guess I can get off a little with the fact that at least my shoes are made in Spain!! Well, the Button Boots have finally arrived (less 2 pairs that are delayed but in route) […]

September 22, 2015

Norman Vilalta Uniqueness

What I love about Norman Vilalta shoes is the fact that they are always something different aka unique. There is not much normality going on in his collection and I think it’s great. It’s had to start a brand only doing things that push the envelope and 90% of Norman’s collection does just that. And maybe that is the reason that he has done so well. I mean, who else is doing reverse patina on […]

September 7, 2015

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J.FitzPatrick Button Boot Pre-Sale

The day that I think many of you have been waiting for is finally here. And that day represents the fact that my button boots that I have been working on for so long finally go live for pre-sale. Now let’s keep the fingers crossed and hope that they are received well (and even more important that they fit you all!). That being, let’s go through a bit of opinion and facts on them before […]

September 2, 2015

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Button Boots Nearly There!!

  After all of this time attempting to get my version of a Button Boot done, the day is nearly there and I am quite excited. I have just shined up these samples for photography and should have them go live as a pre-order sale on Mon/Tues the coming week. Then it will be another 2 weeks until I have the stock. That being, if you fancy a pair and want to make sure you […]

August 24, 2015

Boot Season is Coming Soon!

    I realized recently that my collection of shoes was way more catered to the liking of A/W attire. I could say that I don’t know why, but then I think that I would be fooling myself as I know that I love lace boots more than most other styles of shoe. But a good loafer is a strong contender!! Therefore, I am always looking forward to the A/W season, not only for what […]