Desert Boots: A brief History

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Popularised by another English footwear company in the 1950’s (who shall remain nameless), the desert boot actually did come from the desert. Originally found only in the bazaars...

If the Shoe Fits: A practical guide to sizing online

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If you are purchasing a Martel+Ram classic black leather Derby and you’re wondering about your correct size and the fit – there is a simple, at-home size guide...

No Brown in Town

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  The English have a funny old saying when it comes to shoes: No Brown in Town. Basically, it means that the only acceptable colour for work or...

How To Tie A Perfect Bow

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The secret to getting a nice horizontal bow - on your shoe or neck - as opposed to a wonky or clown-like vertical bow, is quite simple -...

Age, wear & tear

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Our feet generally stop growing by the age of 20, although as you get older (and a little bit greyer) you probably find that you have gone up...

Let’s talk about sweat

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Compared to the rest of your body, the soles of your feet have the most sweat glands per square centimeter. 125,000 sweat glands per sole. They can generate about a half...

It’s a fact that our feet (as a species) are getting bigger

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  Our feet are getting bigger, increasing by an average of two sizes over the past four decades, according to the College of Podiatry. The average men’s shoe...

Lazy Summer Days in 'The Bone'

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Welcome to August in the big city... After a long year of lockdown seclusion, anyone with two pennies to rub together and the wherewithal to navigate the test-to-fly...

To Suede or Not To Suede | Blog | Martel+Ram

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Suede is skin - and like our skin - water is not the enemy.

Back to Cool Style | Blog | Martel+Ram

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As they say...there is no such thing as bad weather; just bad clothing.