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Factory, Custom and Bespoke Shoes.

Know your Factory, Bespoke or Custom Shoes Most singaporean men have no idea about a construction of a shoe or what does the above actually mean. “Custom” and “Bespoke” are similiar, however there is a fair bit of difference. The First worn – Factory Factory mades are … well, you know what they are. Most of us start off with wearing factory made shoes at some point of time in life and majority of us continue to do so. With the improvement of technology in today’s machinery and software of shoe manufacturing that ensures that quality and durability is maintained in the strictest sense of the word. At some point, people look for something different, something exclusive. As the saying goes, one man’s meat is…

Our Favourite Japanese Shoe Maker – Masaru Okuyama

We came across Masaru Okuyama’s shoes in 2009 while we were in Japan and there was an event for Mr. Okuyama in the hopes to spread the name and exceptional work of this young, talented shoemaker. Shoe lovers ourselves, his shoes simply blew our minds away.Down to the minor details to the overall cut of the shoe, they were simply nothing short of perfection for our eyes and feet.  The designs distinguishes itself despite something so slight and minimal yet intelligently particular and unique. We present some designs you might find familiar. His bespoke work is proof that with passion, there would be the ability bring dreams into reality. Having seen many different designs of shoes, although pretty standard combinations, we learn to realise that…

Why you should dress to IMPRESS!

Think it really matters how you dress? If you’re an overall good person, shouldn’t people realize it and not judge you based off your threads? Well,  to be the bearer of bad news, people judge you based off of the clothes you wear. Regardless of whether you’re walking down the street, or sitting in a business meeting; people are constantly looking at what you’re wearing. The Bum Years Starting out in a working society the majority of people don’t dress up as  half the issue was no sense of style and the other half was the avoidance to spend too much money. Ever walked into meetings or went to a conference where people wouldn’t really give you the time of the day until they got…

Guide to different types of men shoes

Oxford shoes (aka Balmoral) Originated in Scotland and Ireland and are laced shoes characterized by shoelace eyelet tabs that are stitched underneath the vamp. Historically, these shoes were plain and made out of leather, but now they have many embellishments and colors. These are shoes that can be worn at formal occasions and usually have an elegant feel to them. They are timeless, versatile, go great with suits and are formal. Derby (aka Blüchers)  The Derby is a very similar to the oxford shoe but the difference is in the lacing which is sewn outside of the shoes (showing visible flaps). This more noticeable lacing style makes this shoe style less formal compared to the classic Oxford. Derby/Blüchers come in any color, brogue and non…