Category: Footwear

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;...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Mont Bell

My attention has recently been drawn to lightweight, technical outdoor Japanese brand Mont Bell. The brand was founded by climber Isarmu Tatsura in 1975...

E.G. SPECIAL PART FOUR: EVERYDAY SHIRT

Earlier this year The Bureau got a good update of E.G. Workaday stuff in, with a couple of new styles added to the offering....

E.G. SPECIAL PART THREE: BAL COAT

  What happens when Bet Lynch meets Travis Bickle? The answer? This season’s Engineered Garments Bal Coat. Ain’t it something? Sadly this version is Japan...