I have a real sickness for saddle shoes and this model here, by Tim Little, sure doesn’t help in finding the cure to that sickness. It’s still so hard for me to pinpoint my precise infatuation with them, but if I had to venture a thoughtful guess I think that I would say that the saddle part, for me, presents the perfect position and amount of space (with respects to the entire shoe) to create a two toned and/or dual-material-effect shoe. I also find it quite appealing the fact that the saddle part of the shoe somewhat matches the color of the sole, and even more so, the use of blue canvas, which is one of my favorite materials….especially on a shoe. This would be an amazing jean shoe, and as I write this, I am fighting the urge to want to buy it, by telling myself that I don’t need it….Arghhhh, I wish I had one of those money growing trees……in my living room! Nevertheless, for those that don’t know, Mr. Tim Little, is not only the obvious owner of this shoe brand, but is also the man behind Grenson and the reason that they have become what they are: Popular all around the world….And while I am not always keen on some Grenson models, I do have to say that I admire what Tim has done for the brand and the way in which he taken out the perceived stuffiness of English shoes….and made them a bit more fun. Don’t get me wrong, I quite like the stuffiness to them, but it’s nice to be a bit fun as well!
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