For those that do not know, TLB Mallorca is one of the newer brands hailing from Spain but unlike the countless ones made by other factories, TLB is actually its own brand and factory. Started by Antonio Barcel?, whose upbringing in the shoe industry started at a young age but blossomed as one of the owners of Yanko (another one of the great brands of Mallorca), before deciding to have a run at his very own production, thus commencing his namesake brand TLB (aka Toni Llobera Barcel?) Mallorca.

TLB came out swinging with a calculated collaboration with Swedish Shoe Retailer Skolyx (one of their first retailer and helpers to grow the brand) whose close workings with famous shoe blogger Jesper Ingelvaldsson, of Shoegazing, instantly gained them immediate attention in the shoe industry. Combining a strong marketing plan with extremely well-made shoes that offered something unique (the slimmest waists around) ensured TLB’s instant success in the industry. And as a marketer and shoe brand owner myself, I have to tip my hat to them for their execution of it all. It was very well played. And now, a few years later, they are easily considered one of Spain’s best (ever) and are gaining a lot of traction in the online community of shoes, which is rightfully deserved.


The perfect shoe store to browse if you are in the mood for some shoe-drooling. Seriously, Foot Candy features the most beautiful shoes known to man. In my opinion, anyway. I mean, I can only dream of wearing most of the shoes they blog about since they have sky high heels but they are just gosh darn pretty! You can navigate the blog via brand or designer on her sidebar — always a good thing, of course.

Black Shoes vs. Brown Shoes

There is no single list of men’s dress rules that are comprehensive and absolute. Some rules suggest that a man should match the metal of the bit on his loafer with the buckle on his belt with the metal on his suspenders with the buttons on his blazer with the metal of his cufflinks. Then there are some rules that have exceptions, such as the rule that a man’s socks should match the color of his pants. Style rules are written in pencil, not ink. Everyone should play around and discover their own style that will show some personality.

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