A new direction? And a call to action!

When I started this blog I didn’t expect anyone to read it… Well, my recent blog post showed me that a lot of people read my scribbles… I didn’t expect that at all. So this time I want to give the pen to one of my readers that has definitely something interesting to write! Maybe…

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A disappointing discovery

Not full leather heel caps I may be opening the box of Pandora here, but I wanted you to know what I found out when I send my Alden shoes to my cobbler for a resole. What did I discover? Well, in short, my cobbler found out that Alden used compressed ‘leather’ for the midsole…

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Vintage flair at Tommy Page

At Monday 3 September 2018 I visited Tommy Page in Amsterdam. A small boutique (he calls it a ‘mantique’) dedicated to vintage menswear. Tommy was in store and waited for me after closing hour. So I didn’t have a lot of time to try everything he had in store for me. Tommy is friendly and…

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Shoe Journey

When you read any menswear blog or any book from a menswear writers (Bruce G. Boyer, Alan Flusser, Bernard Roetzel, Hardy Amies and so forth), they will tell you to invest in good shoes. That was something that really resonated with me. Why? Because I always say that the things you use the most should…

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