Monk Strap Shoes Guide

In recent years, double monks have become quite popular and hence it’s about time for us to discuss the monk strap dress shoe, including its history, what to look for and how to and how not to wear it. Read more

Ready to wear, Made to measure & Bespoke explained

Ready-to-Wear, Made-to-Measure & Bespoke – Terminology Explained

One of the things that people get wrong all the time is the distinction and meaning of the terms Ready to Wear, Off the Rack, Made to Order, Made to Measure, and Bespoke. Therefore, I decided to create a guide that clearly explains what these terms mean, how they are (ab)used and what you need to know, so you don’t get fooled when you buy clothing.

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Boat Shoes Guide

Boat Shoes Explained: History, Style, How to Wear Buy & Care Guide

This guide is all about boat shoes, including the history of boat shoes, their characteristics, where to buy them, how to break them in, how to take care of them as well as how to wear them to best effect with the rest of your wardrobe. Read more

Edward Green Factory Visit

Edward Green Shoes – A Factory Visit

Having visited Sanders‘ Rushden shoe factory a few weeks ago, by way of contrast for the next tour of inspection I decided to stay in Northampton, and arranged a visit to Edward Green. Read more

Animas Code Albert Slipper Review

Animas Code Albert Slipper Shoe Review

In May 2012, we were contacted by Miguel Pallás from the Spanish shoe brand Animas Code. He offered us a pair of “bespoke” slippers from their online shop. I used their configurator in June and 7 weeks later, I received the shoes. Read more

Beautiful Patina

Alfred Sargent Shoe Review

Almost a year ago, I got in touch with Chay Cooper from Alfred Sargent and eventually he sent me a pair of Alfred Sargent ‘Moore’ shoes in Antique Cherry for review. I was particularly excited about their shoes Read more