9 Options for Summer Shoes

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One of the great joys of dressing for warm weather is the option of finally freeing your feet from heavy socks, boots, and other cold weather foot gear. As spring slowly morphs into summer, OTC offers up a few ideas to lighten up and air out in comfort and with style. We have pulled together … [Read more…]

Boots from Swift & Co.

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British footwear brand Swift & Co. has been making shoes and boots since 1934. Instead of focusing on the past and highlighting only the classics of British shoemaking, Swift went in a new direction with their new collection of boots. An independent maker of handmade footwear, Swift & Co. is based in East Lancashire, England. … [Read more…]

Those Handy Boots You Always Wanted

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Australia is home to a lot of cool stuff – Uluru (Ayers Rock), kangaroos, Paul Hogan, Driza-Bone, Men at Work. Another name to add to this list should be boot maker Blundstone. Founded in 1870 and based in Tasmania, Blundstone makes incredibly durable boots that are also remarkably comfortable. We have been testing a pair … [Read more…]

OTC Recommends: The George Boot from Cobbler Union

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We recently introduced OTC readers to Cobbler Union, a new footwear brand that creates bespoke quality shoes at perfectly attainable prices. The company was founded by luxury footwear industry veterans who know what goes into shoes costing thousands of dollars. Using their powers for good, these fellows set about the goal of allowing any stylish … [Read more…]

Paul Stuart Made to Order Footwear – The Fitting

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“It all begins with the fit.” Peter Agati, Paul Stuart’s shoe buyer, is a shoe guy through and through. He knows shoes and he knows that what matters most is fit. If the fit is off, nothing else matters. If the fit is right, everything else falls into place. His first trip to a shoe … [Read more…]

OTC Goes Handmade With Paul Stuart Footwear

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True personalization is the epitome of luxury. The idea of something crafted specifically and uniquely for you – to fit your particular body in all of its glorious imperfection – is what makes the world of bespoke so special, attractive, and often expensive. Perhaps nowhere is the true benefit of customized fit more evident than … [Read more…]

Going Custom With Allen Edmonds

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We are working on an exciting project with iconic American footwear brand, Allen Edmonds. “Custom” is the big buzzword throughout the fashion and menswear world right now: custom suits, custom shirts, custom trousers, even custom watch straps. To this ever-growing world of specialized fit and individual uniqueness now add customized shoes. Of course, bespoke footwear … [Read more…]