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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.

Office toecap leather tan shoes

Ted Baker vs Fred Perry

I’ve always been into plimsols however i tend to destroy them in about 3 weeks so this time i decided to spend some extra bucks and get some quality plimsolls. Anyway i was looking at Ted Baker when i was in Dublin and I absolutely loved the new line of plimsolls. Most of them had coloured soles which i thought was really cool, and overall the design is simple which is exactly what I like.73210060_b151muUhbB3RL._AA280_Although i loved the Ted Bakers i ended up buying some Fred Perry tipped cuff orange/blackplimsols (pictured below).fredperry_tipcuff_blk_med

Awesome retro bowling shoes

I was looking for some new shoes the other day, I wanted something cool to wear for my Gig with my band so I thought of bowling shoes ” inspired by the JAM”. I always thought that bowling shoes were super cool and I liked the fact that not a lot of people tend to wear them on a night out. Most of the guys part of the music scene where I am based tend to wear those skinny tight jeans and shiny black shoes which don’t get me wrong it looks cool but everybody does it… so I don’t. It’s all about differentiating yourself from the crowd and expressing your uniqueness not by dressing up in a way that would provoke or deliberately draw attention but in a way that would define you as a person and maybe draw attention at the same time. Anyhow I have been doing my homework and I found these awesome Bowling shoes-check them out but don’t buy them because I will be wearing them! These shoes are called “the dude” by the way. I m not sure if it’s a reference to “the big lebowski” which is one of my favourite films but I dig them anyway.

the dude shoes