Some of my favorite shoes: Lottusse

This is a brand I am not familiar with but I saw these in Tokyo and they’re one of my favorite shoes. A brilliant cherry red full grain high quality calf leather. Commando sole.  Longwing brogue style. Simply stunning shoes. 

Some of my favorite shoes: Trickers “Woodstock” with toe medallion

Lollipop Red always looks amazing after a good mirror shine. 

French Samourai

Delon and Belmondo in one photo. Way too much cool for us mere mortals to handle. 

Hand painted

A hand painted sign I made for Thick as Thieves.  New website update and redesign coming soon (ish) with new content, photos and better platform. 

Some of my favorite shoes: Dr Marten 1490 made in England

The classic 10 eyelet Dr Marten boot shined up to a mirror polish. Looks like a candy apple now. 

Some of my favorite shoes: Alden cordovan Longwing AF79

Alden Longwing in cordovan #8 with commando sole. Amazing shoe and even better with the commando sole 

Some of my favorite shoes: Paraboot

Paraboot “Rousseau” Black split toe U-tip derby. 

Some of my favorite shoes: Southerner

Solovair’s reissue of the 1980s boot “The Southerner” in cherry red.  11i boot and Made in England and polished to a mirror with Saphir mirror gloss wax polish. 

Some of my favorite shoes: Vass Budapester plain toe

Renowned Hungarian handmade shoemaker Laszlo Vass, plain toe derby in burgundy leather.  Signature high toe box in a 5 eyelet plain toe style. 

Friday Thought: 2/22/19

Don't be the "pedantic gentleman".

I'm sure your taste in coffee/wine/whiskey/suits/shirts/shoes/watches/art/literature/music/roadster is absolutely unparalleled in its finery and taste. *rolls eyes*

For those of us who are into the niche subcult of "clothes" (whether it's the rugged style, the pressed suited style, ivy league style, mods, skins, goths. vintage enthusiast, etc) let's not forget that our interest in clothes and how we like to present ourselves is an inward reflection that is outwardly expressed.  Don't let that inward reflection be one of "better than you" snobbery.

Enjoy your clothes and style, whatever that might be, don't judge someone just because you feel his shoes/watch/suit/jeans/whatever are inferior to your own lofty taste level.  And if the words "spalla camicia" ever come out of your mouth, outside of a personal conversation with your Italian tailor, well, sorry to say but you might be a pedantic gentleman.

Have a great weekend.  Always be humble and let others sing your praises.