Santoni's new boot collection is all about something covering the vamp area of the boot, whether it is a strap, some kind of spat or even a kilt. It is quite
Behind every great brand, is a great story and Jay Butler, for me, has one of those great stories. And like most great stories, this story started with a vision
The Fusion of Smart Shoes x Trainer Style = Septieme Largeur
I am not going to lie, I have never really been a fan of white soles, not on smart shoes at least. That was until Septieme Largeur started doing them. And while
An Interesting Derby by Cordonnerie Deuzet
It's always nice to discover new shoemakers and this morning while looking for inspiration on what to write about, I happened to discover Cordonnerie Deuzet of
Meccariello Madness (Or Should I Say Greatness?!)
It is truly amazing when a client works with a bespoke maker to create something unique and even more amazing when it's never been done before and still comes
John Lobb Canvas Oxford – A New Look
There are some people who are not too happy with the new direction of John Lobb's design and ethos. Putting myself in the mind of the customer, I can
Saint Crispins Launches at Skoaktiebolaget
Saint Crispins just launched at Skoaktiebolaget and I think that it is great for all parties involved. What I like most is that Skoab (as they are know for
Riccardo Bestetti ‘Maverick’ – My Favorite Adelaide
Out of all of the "very classic" oxford styles (saddle not included in this ideology) the adelaide is probably among my top favorites. The fact that the
J.FitzPatrick Sample Sale – Leftover Stock Online at Bottom Prices
Dear Readers, For those of you whom were not able to attend our London sample sales, I have put what was leftover online at the absolute lowest prices can
More Boldness Getting Made
Maybe its just because I spend a lot of my time on Instagram but I am starting to see a lot of bold shoes these days made as MTO/Bespoke for clients and it's
The At Home Patina
So a client recently showed me his very first attempt at patina which I must say was quite impressive. His goal was not to look like a 5 year old had done it,
Crockett & Jones MTO Boots!
A blog reader sent me a pair of his newly acquired Crockett & Jones MTO balmoral boots and I must say that I was thoroughly impressed as it reminded me of
Antonio de Torres Upcoming Brand
A while back I wrote about a brand by the name of Massimo Ferrari (see review here) who was headed up by shoe designer Luis Antonio Torres. It would appear that
Boot Season is Back!
I am not sure that anyone can deny that Edward Green is the current reigning champ when it comes to having an awesome boot selection. The Galway alone (as shown
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
Bespoke Berluti Saddle Loafers
As I said a few posts ago, the sweeping saddle loafer is making a comeback and this Berluti rendition is top of the line! It is no surprise however, as
Green is Good!
I just stumbled upon this picture of the Gaziano & Girling 'Gable' model and could not help but be enamored with it. I was never that fond of the 'Gable'
Cloth Used in Shoes by Herring
Using cloth in shoes is getting bigger and bigger these days and I personally, as always, am quite happy to see it. This pair, by Herring, worn by my good
Jacques & Demeter – A Cool Take On The Winter Boot
For all of you Longwing lovers out there, I presume that something like these new Jacques & Demeter boots will be just up your alley for a potential winter
Two Toned Boots Are Best!
In an unrealistic world, there are no limits to the amount of laced boots a man could own. As sick as it is, I think that I am going on about 15 pairs (and that
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
Latest Dandy Shoe Care Patina’s for J.FitzPatrick
Dear Readers, It's probably been the busiest 6 weeks of my life and I am quite glad to say that it is now all over and I can finally have a bit of peace and
Buying International Products Online
EDIT - MARCH 15TH, 2016: THE US JUST PASSED A LAW INCREASING THE LEVEL OF EXEMPTION ON PRIVATELY IMPORTED GOODS, FROM $200 TO $800 SO NOW PROVIDING THAT YOUR