The Shoe Snob Blog

October 24, 2014

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Cloth Used in Shoes by Herring

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Using cloth in shoes is getting bigger and bigger these days and I personally, as always, am quite happy to see it. This pair, by Herring, worn by my good friend, Gui Bo (of Men Need More Style), is a perfect example of a brilliant execution. I have been so inspired these days that I have decided to do my own version too! (penny loafer though) However it probably wont be out for a year […]

October 23, 2014

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Bontoni Magic As Per Usual

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Don’t really have a lot of time here, but could not help but show you all this amazing shoe by Bontoni. They never cease to amaze me and ever more so is that even though you don’t find a lot of their pics online, when you do, they are almost always good ones!! Well done Bontoni! On another note, this trip to my factory (where I currently am, hence the rush) has been very productive […]

October 21, 2014

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Autumnal Feel feat. Crockett & Jones

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I just arrived in my factory town and have a quick 20 minutes to spare, so thought that I would knock out a quick post and show you all this lovely shot of some Crockett & Jones ‘Westbournes’ that have been given a nice little customized by patina by member Crat of Style Forum. It shows a very lovely patina job that I think makes it the nicest Crockett that I have ever seen and […]

October 20, 2014

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Jacques & Demeter – A Cool Take On The Winter Boot

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For all of you Longwing lovers out there, I presume that something like these new Jacques & Demeter boots will be just up your alley for a potential winter boot purchase for this upcoming season. The weather is starting to turn for the worse and I find myself gravitating to the thought of boots and flannel. While these shown are not necessarily something that I would wear with flannel, I am lucky enough to be […]

October 17, 2014

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The Shoe Snob/J.FitzPatrick Goes To Hong Kong & Singapore

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After a year and a half of the J.FitzPatrick brand being in existence, I have finally been fortunate enough to take myself and shoes to Hong Kong and Singapore for a few trunk shows. I am quite excited, not only to meet my supporters out there but also because I have never been to that side of the world and greatly look forward to experiencing new things. I know that many of you in that […]

October 16, 2014

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Your Soles Soul

Stefano Bemer Soles

I saw this picture and just loved it. As it came from Instagram with no real source, I could not find a better quality to it, but I thought that you would all appreciate it as it really shows just how different soles can be. These ones are all by Stefano Bemer and really reminded me of my time there and my inspecting of every shoe there was in the showroom. The rubber sole on […]

October 15, 2014

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Grenson x Foot The Coacher for Mr. Porter

Picture courtesy of Beams.co.jp

Balmoral boots, or boots in general, are back and as a maniac for boots, I am quite happy to see it. If you go on Mr. Porter, you will see the most extensive offering ever and it just goes to show how popular they have become again. Not that their selection is really that great, but one thing that they did choose well is this new found collaboration between Grenson and Foot the CoacherĀ (Japanese designer). […]