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September 18, 2020

Altan’s Norwegian Wholecuts – A New Trend?

I have been seeing a lot of Norwegian stitching lately, on several different brands but no one has shown it more than Altan Bottier, of Paris. With their skills in patina and specialization of making elegant wholecut oxfords, they have made a collection of Norwegian wholecuts in various colors and styles (dress vs ‘sport’). I never personally like the Norwegian stitch but like psychology would predict in successful marketing the more that you see something, […]

September 27, 2019

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My Style – Brown Shoes and Blue Suits

Back when I worked on Savile Row, I used to wear a tie every day. In the last 5 years, I think that I can count on my two hands the amount of times I have worn a tie. I put one on the other day and it felt good to do so, even though I was quite warm that day! It’s funny, how I have included myself in this new ‘casual wave’ of dress […]

September 18, 2019

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Septieme Largeur Expands to Taiwan

Septieme Largeur has recently expanded its operations to Taiwan in order to further grow its brand in the Southeast Asia region. And the work/patina’s being produced in the Taiwan shop are phenomenal, as you can clearly see in this post. There has been a huge surge in the demand for high quality shoes in Asia and it is quite amazing to see how the idea of quality is shifting to include Asian manufacturers and not […]