After much anticipation I have final received my bespoke boots by Gaziano & Girling! (to see the start of this process see HERE and HERE). It's been a long
Your Soles Soul
I saw this picture and just loved it. As it came from Instagram with no real source, I could not find a better quality to it, but I thought that you would all
A Trip to Vigevano to Meet Riccardo Bestetti
Riccardo Bestetti and I have been virtual friends for a long time. He is probably one of the first bespoke shoemakers that I had contact with in
Foster & Son Go Sexy!
If the 'Mad Men' series has taught us anything it is that sometimes an off-the-wall ad campaign that does what no one else is doing can sometimes reinvigorate
The Apron Derby Boot
The handstitch apron toe seems to be coming back in trend and I must say that I am quite pleased by it. When I was younger (not that I am old!), I had a
Gaziano & Girling Launches Patina Service – Officially!
The time has finally come that Gaziano & Girling opens the doors to their much anticipated patina service, the first that a British company has
The New Stefano Bemer
Since we are on the subject of Bemer's (as per yesterday's post), I thought that I would continue on by finally getting up the pictures of the new Stefano Bemer
Mario Bemer Bespoke & New Site
I wrote about Mario Bemer not too long ago, having come back from Pitti Uomo in the hopes to shed some light on his new company. (If you missed it, you can find
The Two Toned Vamp by Foster & Son
I passed by Foster and Son this morning to say hello to my compadres there and to see what was shaking and I happened to stumble upon a few of their archived
A Preview of My Time Spent in Milan! (Feat. Bestetti)
During my time in Milan, I basically did 4 things: 1. Went to Lineapelle to look at and source new leather/fabrics/cloth etc. for making shoes; 2. Went to the
John Lobb Paris Bespoke – A Cut Above
I have always liked John Lobb Paris, but if I am going to be really really honest, none of their shoes have ever really WOWED me. They make a beautifully well
The Saddle Shoe is Back!
I am starting to see a lot more dressy saddle shoes lately and I am quite pleased by that as it is probably my favorite type of dress shoe. As I have said
The Seamless Wholecut by Maftei
The seamless wholecut is the like the unicorn of shoes. It's not often seen and not made by many. And it has to be created by hand. At least for now
An Interesting Derby by Roberto Ugolini
A blog reader had a good day recently by receiving his brand new bespoke Roberto Ugolini shoes. As it is quite a unique design (and cool shoe) he
Ducal – A Florentine Delight!
It's amazing what brands are in Italy that are still quite small and unknown. One of those brands is a Florentine one called Ducal, which I happened to stumble
Carreducker Goes For Blood (Red that is)!
The idea of doing a red shoe has always been appealing to me. The execution of doing it is the hard part. Here Carreducker goes to show that it is in fact not