The Shoe Snob Blog

February 24, 2015

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Stefano Bemer Greatness

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As many of you may have realized from knowing my background and having seen my shoes, much of my inspiration as a designer came from my year with Stefano Bemer and the fact that I was not only surrounded, but also immersed into the world of shoes. Stefano’s design ethos very much blended the idea of a British look with Italian flair, incorporating color in what would otherwise be a conservative model that you might […]

February 23, 2015

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Heel Seams Or Lack Thereof

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Septieme Largeur recently created a new model that seems (no pun intended) to be defying the limits of what can and can’t be done on RTW shoes, or at least trying to as much as possible. You see, heel seams are something that are necessary (for the most part) for the holding of the counter/quarter together on a pair of Ready To Wear shoes. The smaller the counter is, the easier it is to last […]

February 20, 2015

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The Shoe Snob × Android Problems = Fixed!

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  For the past few weeks it would appear that some Android based virus got into the blog somehow and was affecting all Android users from getting onto the blog without some annoying trojan pop up preventing them from doing so. After numerous attempts to sort it out locally, we finally had to take it to the next level and hire a proper company to sort it out for us. And that they did. However, […]

February 19, 2015

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New Bespoke Molto Monk by Gaziano & Girling

Gaziano & Girling Molto Monk

Gaziano & Girling have recently set the bar high by creating something that is truly the first of its kind. Named the ‘Molto Monk,’ the idea of it was to offer a seamless wholecut monkstrap that has an interchangeable strap. (It is not really a true seamless, but the strap covers the seam thus obtaining the appearance of something that is seamless.) The way in which they had to execute this idea was quite different […]

February 18, 2015

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Ruby Red Cordovan by Cleverley

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I saw these Cleverley’s the other day and while I am not crazy about lazy man elastic stuff on my shoes, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the color of them. Not only the color, but I also love the name of it, ‘Ruby Red.’ I would mind having a nice pair of oxfords in this leather, particularly one that maybe had a bit of red or burgundy suede on the top bit, […]

February 17, 2015

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More Boldness Getting Made

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Maybe its just because I spend a lot of my time on Instagram but I am starting to see a lot of bold shoes these days made as MTO/Bespoke for clients and it’s quite refreshing. And its not so much bright colors or anything like that, but more two toned (even tonal) shoes, button shoes, multiple textured shoes and styles that are outside of your average oxford. For example, the Adelaide oxford is becoming more […]

February 16, 2015

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Feit Wool Hiker

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Okay, so I am now back in Mayfair of London and just going through all of the motions of moving and getting back up to simple organizational standards. But that means that I have had a lot less time for emails, social media and the blog, hence why all of my recent posts have been with minimal writing. I promise that soon it will all be back to normal. Its not to mention that I […]