Category Archives: Footwear

THE JOY OF SOCKS

I’m a big fan of the blog A Suitable Wardrobe. Although my own sartorial interests lie on the casual side of menswear, I find Will Boehlke’s musings about classic and bespoke tailoring very inspiring. Many of his ideas and principals … Continue reading

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ANY COLOUR SO LONG AS IT’S #8

I finally dipped my toe in to the world of Alden last week with the purchase of a pair of their Cordovan Longwing Bluchers (Derbys to UK folks) from Northern Ireland’s finest; The Bureau. It’s been a long time coming. … Continue reading

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A CORDOVAN NOVICE’S GUIDE TO CORDOVAN

Us Brits haven’t really had a lot of exposure to Cordovan compared to our friends over the pond. Many people over here still think it’s simply a colour of leather. I did a lot of research before purchasing my first … Continue reading

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M.T.O CORDOVAN TRICKER’S POLO CHUKKA

I’ve fancied a pair of Cordovan shoes for some time now and after trying a few pairs of Alden Cordovan options on down the years I decided to take a risk and opt for a pair of Tricker’s instead. The … Continue reading

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M.T.O TRICKER’S BLACK SCOTCH GRAIN SUPER SHOE

As it’s getting close to autumn, I’m about to once again be stepping out in my first pair of custom made Tricker’s, ordered through Stitched & Stitched favourite; The Shoe Healer. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as wearing a pair … Continue reading

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A MAN WALKS IN TO A BOOTMAKERS…

I was walking past John Lobb the other week and I noticed they had shoes displayed on top of copies of a monograph entitled ‘The Last Shall Be First: The Colourful Story of John Lobb’. I purchased a copy from … Continue reading

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ALFRED SARGENT HAND GRADE

Whilst visiting The Shoe Healer a few months ago, Richard (the proprietor) took time to show me an absolutely jaw dropping pair of hand grade Alfred Sargents which I can safely say are the finest pair of shoes I’ve personally ever … Continue reading

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NONCOLLECTIVE × VANS

Great idea here from one of Stitched & Stitched’s good friends over at Noncollective. A classic pair of heather grey Vans is given a nice heritage twist with the addition of leather laces. Unfortunately I’m not in a position to … Continue reading

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SOLE MAN

After nearly three years of pretty solid use one of my favourite pairs of Trickers was looking a little worse for wear. The shoe in question was a classic brogue stow boot in Marron antique. Over the course of their … Continue reading

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