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Chelsea boots - versatile choice for casual wear

Chelsea boots are definitely a wardrobe staple. And fall is the main season for these boots. Even though Chelsea boots may not be as famous or popular at the moment than for example chukka boots, they have their place. I decided to update this post from a year ago and bring up some ideas on how to combine Chelsea boots for different kind of occasions. Spanish Carmina makes some of the most nicest Chelsea boot models on the market. The pair in snuff suede featuring dainite soles is a multi-functional choice for anyone looking for something to wear with either jeans or flannel slacks. Picture via Skoaktiebolaget. How to use Chelsea boots In general Chelsea boots are widely versatile and especially great option to...

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Balmoral boots for different occasions

Balmoral (dress) boots are not the most common sight on the streets. But still it is time to give a little more attention to this elegant and smart shoe type. If you wear a suit to work on daily basis, I suggest to have at least a pair of dress boots in your rotation. I start the reviews of fall and winter boots from the formal end of the range. I personally have two pairs at the moment. One pair made of brown calf leather by Grenson and one twot-tone pair made of espresso calf and purple suede by Alfred Sargent. align="alignnone" Antique oak calf mixed with a brown country calf grain shaft by Meermin. Original post from September 2013....

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László Vass U-last double monks - sneak peek preview

About a month ago I got a shipment from Hungary, my first ever pair of László Vass shoes. Here a few sneak peek shots, more detailed review coming up later. Vass is a name probably familiar for anyone interested of men's quality footwear as the company is known as maker of one of the best shoes - all handmade - available on the market. Mr. Vass himself is also known as the author of his exceptional book "Handmade shoes for men". As I in the beginning of summer got a chance to give a try to their selection of footwear I didn't need to think twice. Ended up ordering a pair of plain toe double monks made of chestnut brown calf leather on...

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"How to combine casual footwear part III" - black tassel loafers

I start this week with the third part of short "series" how to combine casual footwear. These features have included three sets of different kind of loafers from French shoemaker Bexley. In this last part I take a closer look of a pair of black tassel loafers. Some might claim that it's not right to talk about "casual footwear" when the pair in hand is in fact a pair of black calf leather tassel loafers. Actually the pair in question is presented in the "dress shoe"-category at Bexleys website as well. But that's not all they are.  Black tassel loafers - versatile choice for business and casual Despite the fact that black tassel loafers  in general are a perfect choice for a...

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Sale tip - Alfred Sargent shoes @ AFPOS

I just noticed that A Fine Pair of Shoes is having a limited sale including some of their Alfred Sargent (and Sanders) shoes as well as some socks from corgi and shoe trees. The discount is approximately 20% for all the shoes which brings the handgrade-range pairs by AS under 400£ and exclusive-range around 300£ per pair. Most pairs are only available in limited sizes. Picked a few favorites that are worth checking out. I’m not that much of a fan of brogue-oxfords but the Hunt-model by AS is definitely one of the most beautiful pairs in this category. Would work especially well with suits and wool- / flannel slacks in the office. In terms of double monks Ramsey in snuff suede is...

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