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Friday, January 27, 2012

Shoes Of The Week - Alexandre Portejoie


As much as you don't see burgundy shoes as often as I would like to, I can tell you that burgundy boots are even far less common, yet to me are ever so more appealing than what you do actually see on the shelves. This model here is by a French shoe designer/maker, named Alexandre Portejoie, who is quite known for his out-of-this-world creations. This boot, while being still a bit on the 'forward' side with its pointy toe and decoration, is one of his tamest creations, believe it or not. And what drives me to it, aside from the lovely color created from the patina, is the big, heavy duty sole that it has been made with. You see, while I don't like bulky shoes (or bulky soles for that matter), I much less like the idea of it being snowy or real rainy out and having to wear some Red Wing boot to save my shoes from being destroyed. That being, a beautiful boot like this with a nice, heavy sole on it (still cut to look dressy) allows one to not only face that awful weather but be able to do so in smart clothing without having to look like a hiker in his rugged boots....





7 comments:

  1. They are pretty cool boots except it looks like some bird left its mark on one of them :-)

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  2. how do you actually get polish to stay on shoes

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  3. Peter - Attack of the pigeons right?? :-)

    Superchick - what do you mean, 'Get polish to stay on shoes'? The coloring of this boot was done with dye, not polish.

    -Justin

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  4. can you explain how to do it with dye

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  5. Superchick - Maria, I am getting a bit frustrated with you always asking me to do things for you, especially when I have already told you that I cannot explain this as I am not a patina artist. Google is your friend you know...I am not the only source of information!

    -Justin

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  6. but you seem so knowledgeable and a helpful soul

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  7. Maria - please do a search on Google or go to Style Forum and follow this thread:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc

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