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December 1, 2014

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More Denim in Shoes – This time by Barbanera!

For me, it’s always nice to see denim being used in shoes. Usually you find it paired with brown, but Barbanera decided to do something a bit different this time and put it with a black shoe. Many people might not think that black leather and denim would suit each other so well as black leather is usually seen as quite formal and denim being the ultimate in casual, but as this shoe as a […]

September 9, 2014

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Designs Done Differently

I always admire when I see a shoemaker create a pattern that is classic yet definitely twisted (in a good way!). And what most people may not appreciate is the fact that it is really hard to do. Interesting ideas in your head don’t always look great in the flesh or sometimes can’t be executed properly due to the rules of pattern making or the complexities of lasting and fitting that leather over the last. […]

January 10, 2014

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2013-2014: A Reflection of the Past and Things to Come

Dear Readers, Today will be more of a rant and a rave than an actual shoe post per se. It will be more about my feelings than about shoes. So be warned….. Every year, for me, marks a reflection point not only because my birthday lies within the first week of the year (the big 3-0 this one!) but also because I now have a family and a business that needs growing. That growing usually […]