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A Fine Pair of Shoes - Summer Sale

AFPOS has started their summer sale. The selection includes some Boot Black shoecare products, Corgi cotton socks, Alfred Sargent leather belts (-50%) and most importantly of course some Sanders and AS shoes. In case you can find your size there’s some really good deals available. I’ve picked here few choices that in my opinion are worth to take a look.  Alfred Sargent Moore (adelaide oxfords) in chestnut and oxblood Sanders Jude (shortwing brogue) Alfred Sargent Dalham (PTB) Alfred Sargent Howard (country brogue boot) You can read more about AFPOS from my earlier post here.

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Kanpekina Perfetto shoes @ Pitti Uomo 83

Japanese Perfetto (that according to some people working in the industry is among the best shoemakers in the world)  is one of the more distinctive manufacturers presented at Pitti Uomo. Their secret and strength is especially the range of classic models (such as balmoral or button boots) executed with pretty unexpected mixtures of leathers, fabrics and patterns. At the moment Perfetto shoes are not easy to find from Europe (according to my knowledge they have one retailer in Paris, France) but if you happen to bump into these, this is definitely a brand not to miss. You’ll find the post showing Kanpekina collection at Pitti Uomo 82 from here.

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Borgioli Fratelli shoes @ Pitti Uomo.

Borgioli Fratelli was the first stand I actually stopped to check out and to take some pictures during our visit at Pitti. A brand and shoemaker from Tuscany that is not that well-known for many but which has been making beautiful and personal handcrafted shoes for its customers since 1946. In these shoes traditional constructions are combined with high-quality materials and attention to detail.  In the collection there are many eye catching details such as interchangeable buckles with matching belts, unusual shapes with unusual colors and soft oxfords made of drum-dyed calfskin, decorated with the Fratelli Borgioli fleur-de-lis in natural leather. S/S ´13 collection includes following 6 different lines. 1) MICRO ONDA Derby/blucher model with an edgy, youthful look. Made of natural white calfskin and patent leather in...

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Making of a shoe - quality story

How Alfred Sargent shoes are made. Great story by A Fine Pair of Shoes. Alfred Sargents' factory opened in 1899 and today still remains a family business in it’s fourth generation. Through 8-12 weeks and 8 stages of production, each pair of Goodyear Welted, hand crafted shoes undergoes over 200 individual operations. 1. Pattern Cutting 2. Clicking 3. Closing 4. Preparation 5. Lasting 6. Making 7. Finishing 8. Shoeroom

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