Category Archives: Shoes

The Distressed Look And The Copycats (brogues and toecaps)

I have been looking for a new pair of shoes to spend my money on this Christmas, however i still haven’t found exactly what i want, I’m close but still not sure. I went for a walk the yesterday and i must of went in every single clothing store on the high street looking at shoes and clothes. I quite like the new all saints range, specifically the toecap brogues that look all distressed and warn out are really nice and I’m seriously considering a pair of all saints toecap brogues shoes this Christmas. I have also spotted some nice shoes on the office website, again toecap shoes that look a little bit like the all saints ones however the haven’t got that distressed vintage look, instead the toecap shoes look brand new and have a really nice tanned leather colour. The final pair that i have been considering for a while are toecaps from River island, i like them but the look too much like the all saints ones, its as if all saints designed the original distressed look brogues and toecaps and then everybody in the fashion industry started copying them! it’s true! is it just me??. Anyway so yeh  you can see all the shoes pictured below and i have included a poll so you guys can vote for your favorite pair. I like them all and i had the money i would get them all, but for now i can only go for one!!I want you opinions.

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How to get shot by the Sartorialist

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The Perfect Combo, This Fridays look

The perfect combo is going to be a new section to the kidlazy blog and probably the most exciting and creative one for me at least.  I have always loved reading blogs-, i spend hours searching for new fashion blogs and reading new material on new and old & established blogs.  So i decided that every week i’ll select a certain look from a blog ie “altamira” and then i will look for similar clothes on different online stores in order to match up the look for you guys at a resonable price! I am going to be doing this every friday from now on so stay  tuned, drop me a line and tell me what you think!

This is my personal recomendation for today! I love the shwood sunglasses and those brogues are just the business. To make the overall look even more casual i’ve chosen a shirt by Reiss and a simple pair of washed out jeans. This a nice and casual look but at the same time its cool and sophisticated! There is a nice contrast between the elegancy of the borgues shoes and the coolness of the shwood sunglasses!

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The History Of The Tie By Duchamp

I visited the duchamp website and Marc Psarolis has just added a new blogpost  called the History of the tie. It is really interesting as it describes with words-videos and pictures how the duchamp ties are actually created! “a Duchamp tie is a marvellous amalgam of art and technology” and its nice to see how everything is put together from selecting the materials to designing and weaving tie. You should follow th link and check out Marcs post as it is an interesting read for everyone.

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Cool people wear brogues!

These random pictures that i found on blogs of cool people wearing brogues. The pictures are not mine as i took them from massive blogs and websites! I love brogues so much, i’ve  already got loads of pairs! I also loved the 2009 summer trend (brogues and a pair of RL jeans) because i think brogues are suitable for all situations and can be combined with loads of styles!I really like the girl in the first picture i think she looks very cool, and i love her shoes!

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Brogues

Brogues have been around for ages and are usually described as mostly a smart shoe that can be easily combined with a lot of styles. Although some people say that this type of shoe originated in England, The true original brogues have got Scotish and Irish roots. Although Brogues are considered smart it must be said that in the 1930’s gentlemen never used to wear brogues for special occasions or business especially brown brogues. For some reason in those days it was required to wear a plain black shoe for business and special occasions. The black Shoes were considered more formal but people got kind of bored of that look and were more attracted by the different colour combinations and patterns of the new brogues shoes as the leather industrys were making progress.

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Espadrilles

Espadrilles are soft casual summer shoes that looke abit like a cross between plimsolls and those old school slipers you wear in the Winter. Espadrilles are light and flexible as the usually have a rubber or cotton fabric sole. Espadrillles were a big hit last August and most of the blogs i was visiting were picturing people wearing espadriles, although the summer is almost over i still think espadriles are going to be big next year. I ‘ve already got a pair-just cant wear them because i live in Scotland and its getting cold here. Anyway i’ve been looking at different sites and i’ve picked some nice pics of espadrilles.shoes_iaec1142208MEStripey01castaner-espadrille-shoes