I really love shoes. I really do. I think if I could only pick one thing in fashion to splurge on it would be shoes and Carmina Shoemaker has some of the most beautiful and finely crafted shoes on the planet.
This brand was started by Matias Pujadas in a small workshop in Inca, Majorca in 1866.
Many generations later…
…and after a downturn in the market for luxury shoes in 1997 (what were they thinking?) Carmina Shoemaker was born.
Created by Matais great-great grandson Jose Albaldejo and family, they decided to…
Women’s Oscaria Last
…provide some of best hand-crafted shoes to the world. And I must say, they have definitely succeeded in their mission.
I mean, just look at how beautiful these shoes and boots are.
Rain Snuff Swede
And the styles are also incredibly timeless. Not an easy “feat” to pull off, (yeah, I did!)
And yet they are also very sexy.
Women’s wingtips and tassels
And what I really love about this company is the fact that they also do gorgeous women’s shoes…
…that are inspired by their masculine counterparts.
I have such a big foot I can wear men’s or women’s shoes, but for the Dandi’s out there with smaller feet (but a bigger budget because these shoes start in the $400 range) this is definitely an investment well made.
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To all my readers and fans throughout the years, thank you!
May your 2015 be Dapper and Bright!
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Ah, the Brits. Some of my favorite dapper Dandy’s in all the land. They just really know how to pull it all together in such a refined and often very colorful way.
Okay true, this look is not that colorful but gosh darn if it isn’t still wonderful. And who is this designer I am referring to? Daks, of London.
Very low key, very elegant. This collection was inspired by formalwear (if you couldn’t tell)…
It really modernizes the look and makes it approachable for everyday.
Gotta love all of the top hats. I do say that the idea of a single pop of color used with the top hat and (maybe) gloves ( if wearing a black tux on your wedding day) can be a very memorable and signature approach to making it your day as well.
Now I know spring is approaching so the last thing anyone is thinking about is going out to buy leather. But the key word here is spring. And in many climates a sweet new lightweight leather jacket or pair of pants might just be the ticket. Certainly this collection is for F/W 2013 but I say take your inspirations from everywhere.
I love everything about this look. Chic, minimal and striking. Done!
Talk about bringing the formal into the everyday. I think this does it beautifuly. Those stylsh Brits do it again!
After having once worked for Ralph Lauren and now garnering a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nomination Antonio Azzuolo brings Bespoke, old world tailoring to a whole new height.
This seasons collection is based loosely on globe trotting which let him have a little bit more leeway on his fine tailored suiting.
Azzuolo is certainly known for being a Dandi’s best friend. His best cuts are tailor suited and which makes the fit impeccable. Outerwear and jackets are what this designer does best and he has a magnificent eye for style and glamour.
I love his youthful approach and his love of ceremonial styling. Construction is this man’s game and I am looking forward to playing along.
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