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Summer is here! Here are our top Loafers and Deck Shoes for men

With temperatures nudging the early 20s – exciting I know – it finally seems like summer time has arrived. Actually the weather needs to get on the case as we are now less then sixty days until September. Anyhow it is time to slip yourself into what are the ultimate stylish, classic, always cool summer shoes – Loafers. Here is …

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AshleySummer is here! Here are our top Loafers and Deck Shoes for men
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Style – Cricket Chic – how to look good when watching The Ashes

We are now just a month away from the first game in The Ashes series as the under achieving Aussies face the mighty England team at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. If all goes to plan it will be business as usual with the England team notching up their third Ashes series win in a row. But then again when has …

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AshleyStyle – Cricket Chic – how to look good when watching The Ashes
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Style – Clarks’ Marden Grove Navy Leather Shoes

As ever Clarks has a superb range of classic casual men’s shoes and of its latest arrivals I am quite taken with these Marden Grove leather shoes. These are in navy and are already sold out on the Clarks store though you can get them here.  There are also versions in tan leather and wolf suede. They are great quality …

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AshleyStyle – Clarks’ Marden Grove Navy Leather Shoes
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The best selling items this Christmas in the US so far – North Face Coats, the iPad 2 (!?) and your worst fashion nightmare

Yep according to industry fashion bible WWD the big story in retail in the US in the last couple of weeks has been the revival of, wait for it, Ugg boots. Yep the surprisingly comfy, yet utterly hideous boots are once again a huge hit with the guys and gals across the Pond. Haven’t they (or at least the women) …

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AshleyThe best selling items this Christmas in the US so far – North Face Coats, the iPad 2 (!?) and your worst fashion nightmare
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Clarks team up with Best Coast for Record Store Day inspired Desert Boots

Clarks are once again teaming up with Record Store Day, putting together a line of tune-inspired footwear and bagging the services of Californian indie-pop maestros Best Coast in the process. As part of Clarks’ Originals collection for 2013, the veritable shoe makers will be putting together a line of bold, colourful patent leather Desert Boots for guys and girls, as well as …

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Gerald LynchClarks team up with Best Coast for Record Store Day inspired Desert Boots
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Go Pro with Converse and Share your Moves with the World

Sponsored post New Pro Streets game launches in six European cities alongside Pro Leather Vulcs The new Converse Pro Leather Vulcs range has launched, and Converse has kicked off a European-wide celebration of street culture to mark the occasion. Pro Streets is an innovative game that seeks to find out what’s buzzing on the streets of six of the world’s …

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shinychrisGo Pro with Converse and Share your Moves with the World
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Gold Medal Style Winners: a look back at the standout style moments of the London 2012 Olympics

Sponsored post London’s always been an edgy trendsetter, and this summer it showed that sport can be just as sexy as the catwalk, thanks to some standout style stars on the track. Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Karen Elson may have strutted their stuff in Alexander McQueen to close the games, but when it comes to memorable fashion moments, this …

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shinychrisGold Medal Style Winners: a look back at the standout style moments of the London 2012 Olympics
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There’s “No Place Like Home” for GPS Brogues concept

Google Maps and TomToms are all well and good, but don’t you sometimes wish your feet themselves could find the right path by themselves? With these new GPS brogue shoe concepts, that wish could soon be answered. Designed by Dominic Wilcox (who calls his Wizard of Oz-inspired shoes No Place Like Home), and commissioned by Global Footprint, the left shoe …

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Gerald LynchThere’s “No Place Like Home” for GPS Brogues concept
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The Many Faces Of The Formal Shoe

The variety of styles, colours and looks of formal shoes is growing day by day. Long gone are the days of just being able to choose between a black pair and a brown pair, and having to have shoe laces, too. Here’s a look at some of the many new and traditional faces of formal shoes. Here’s an example of …

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shinychrisThe Many Faces Of The Formal Shoe
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SHOE PORN: Herring Shoes Carnaby brogues

 We cant get enough of a good pair of shoes here at Brandish, so today we’re introducing an occasional new feature called SHOE PORN, where we binge and indulge on one of our favourite pairs. Kicking things off in fine fashion is Herring Shoes’ Carnaby brogue. A full (wingtip) brogue on the 386 last, it’s made of gorgeously detailed tan calf …

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Gerald LynchSHOE PORN: Herring Shoes Carnaby brogues

Herring Shoes launch two-tone Harvard II brogues

You can bet your life on a pair of brogues, the Brandish go-to style that no fashion conscious gent’s wardrobe should be without. One of our favourite family-run British brands Herring, who’ve been churning out beautiful brogues both traditional and modern since 1966, have just revealed their latest line: the Herring Harvard II. A two-tone saddle brogue line-up, they’re part …

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Gerald LynchHerring Shoes launch two-tone Harvard II brogues
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10 pairs of Brogues to put the Spring in your step

Ah, a good old pair of Brogues; the work horse of mens’ wardrobes across the globe, they’re the one pair of shoes as comfortable in the boardroom as they are down the pub. The little pock-marked shoe has come a long way from its humble beginnings as cross-country footwear in Scotland and Ireland (the little holes were intended as drainage …

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Gerald Lynch10 pairs of Brogues to put the Spring in your step
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Review: K-Swiss Blade Max Trails

Let’s face it; most of us amateur runners live in urban environments with limited access to unblemished cross country paths and tracks. That said, once we do manage to skip our way through the traffic and bypass the concrete highways, many of us like to get as close to cross country running as we can – even if a jog …

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LauraReview: K-Swiss Blade Max Trails
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Ashworth Launch First Ever Golf and Lifestyle Footwear Collection

Ashworth, yes the golf brand, is launching their first golf and lifestyle footwear collection on June 16th. The collection features four styles made for both “on-the-course” wear and “off-the-course” lifestyle. Our favourites are the Cardiff and the Encinitas. The Cardiff is a golf shoe that looks more like something you could wear around the city. The shoe has great playability, …

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LauraAshworth Launch First Ever Golf and Lifestyle Footwear Collection
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How To Remove Salt Stains From Your Shoes

If it wasn’t for sidewalk salt in the winter we would all be slipping and sliding all over the place, however, it can make a huge mess of your shoes. Leaving those awful, highly visible, white stains behind, not to mention permanent damage to the leather. In the last few weeks I have heard a number of people say they …

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LauraHow To Remove Salt Stains From Your Shoes