The Shoe Snob Blog

December 8, 2016

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Shine Your Heart Out! – L’art Du Glaçage

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Some of the most impressive shines I have seen in recent times –again thankfully discovered due to Instagram– are by a young gentleman who works in Switzerland for Brogue Shoe Shop. His IG tag name is @lartduglacage and I promise if you follow you won’t be less than astonished by the gleaming shines he adorns some of the finest shoes in the world. And just look at the teaser that these three pictures are. Shines […]

December 7, 2016

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Vintage Balmoral Boots for Nikola Tesla

Photo courtesy of @mrmanoleat of Instagram

When you think you have seen something new, chances are it was already done back in the Victorian era. Most things that appear new are really only adaptations in the execution of the design. What I mean by that is, for example how the pattern is made. Take these boots that were made for Nikola Tesla and see how close the brogueing was to the eyelets, how high the boots went up, not to mention […]

December 6, 2016

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A Trip to Corthay – London

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It is not often that I get to visit the Corthay shop in London. It might sound silly that while it is only about 20 mins away, it feels like eternity to get there and come back and with as hectic as my days are, it is hard to justify it. Also I am not a fan of Knightsbridge and all of the flash that goes on there. I much prefer Mayfair. But that is […]

December 2, 2016

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Men’s So Called Style Mags Peddle Crap Advice

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I recently went to Windsor to see the lovely castle there and for the train ride I decided to buy one of the men’s style magazines for the journey. Now, I used to be the most religious magazine buyer there was, not only did I not buy a subscription I stupidly paid full price for each mag, each month. That was until one day I realized that all I was reading was the same rubbish […]

December 1, 2016

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Suede Wholecuts by VASS

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I have always loved the idea of the suede wholecut, such as these beauties by Laszlo Vass. That combination between formal style and a more casual material blended together to make quite the ultimate shoe is something that has always fascinated me. You can’t go wrong really. When I look at this, I say to myself ‘there is nothing I could not wear this with.’ I mean, okay if we get technical you can’t put […]

November 29, 2016

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Aubercy’s Latest Creations

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The Parisian shoe house, Aubercy, never ceases to amaze me for their design brilliance. I won’t lie and say that I love every intricate design that they make, but I can appreciate the majority of them and love a great many, such as this new amazing penny loafer with contrasted piping. This loafer, while nothing groundbreaking in terms of design just goes to show you the little details that make up shoe design such as […]

November 28, 2016

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Monkstrap Madness by Vass for Ascot Shoes

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I am not sure how popular the classic cap toe double monk is these days as it has been a trend now for longer than trends usually last, but when I saw this picture and all of the options, I was taken back to the idea of how nice a double monk can be, especially when you get to see in it in colors outside of black and dark brown. The picture is courtesy of […]