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The picture – Exclusive patent leather

Regular patent leather means that the skin is covered with a glossy plastic film, cheap and easy. These shoes from the Japanese bespoke shoemaker Marquess are made in a really exclusive, very unusual patent leather that has been treated with a kind of waxy surface, which gives the same shine but allows the leather to breathe and receive care as ordinary leather. Patent shoes that have an interesting story.

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The picture – The past today

When it comes to classic shoes, it is in some way almost always a lot of history shown in today’s shoes, since the standard models usually have been around for many decades, or even centuries. However, most of them are modernized in many ways, therefore it’s extra interesting with shoes that, in principle, reflect historical shoes in every sense. Like these very 1930’s looking shoes from Japanese Marquess.

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