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Dimitri Gomez for Parisian Gentleman
This is one of the nicest photos I have seen in awhile. Not because it’s done in any fancy way, but simply for all of the textures/color/light variations that make up the whole photo. But what I really like best about this boot by Dimitri Gomez it is the old world reminiscence that it provides, reminding me of how shoes used to be made back in the Victorian/Edwardian Eras. When you look at boots from that time frame, you noticed that the shafts of the boots were really narrow and a lot of times, quite deconstructed as not to cause too much rigidity on your calves/shins. They were meant to be very hugging but not uncomfortable. It’s not something that you see anymore as I don’t believe that it can really be done well in RTW shoes. So unfortunately it’s limited to bespoke footwear. Shame really, as I love the shape that it creates. It’s a bit more feminine, but if you are comfortable in your own skin, this should not matter!

Photo courtesy of my good friend Hugo Jacomet, of Parisian Gentleman, who just relaunched his site. The photo is actually the first taken, by his photographer Andy Julia, for his upcoming book Parisian Gentleman, which will be released next year. Expect 300 more just like it!

And thanks to all of those that provided feedback from yesterday’s post. There were a lot of helpful things in there. Now I need to make a checklist and goal sheet and start ticking them off! And I will try and respond to all of you as soon as I possibly can.


Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

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