The Shoe Snob Blog

June 16, 2018

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Septieme Largeur – Spring/Summer 2018 Line Up!

Septieme Largeur has made a clear statement this Summer with their color scheme of Snuff suede, Bottle Green suede and what looks like Deep Red Suede. Quite the choice of colors. In some models it looks great, in others, well let’s just say that it would be a matter of taste. For example, I personally love the Green suede monks as well as the Deep Red Chukkas. Those just might be my favorites of the […]

June 13, 2018

Discover the Laurelhurst II Braided Loafers – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason to why you launch a new product. Something just happens in time and all things fall into place. That is kind of what happened with the Braided Laurelhurst II. I was at our factory and noticed a braided shoe and enquired about seeing the factory that does the braiding as I was intrigued. I had mixed feelings about braided shoes. I never liked all of the Mezlan ones […]

June 12, 2018

Pet Peeves in The Shoe Industry Part 7: People That Call All Oxfords ‘Wingtips’

In the world of shoes, there are many names given to all of the different types of oxfords. ONE of them is ‘wingtip,’ set to describe the W shaped cap that’s side extensions have been described as ‘wings.’ Again, this is simply one type of oxford, which is the base name for all shoes that have closed lacing system. For example, the shoe highlighted has many names. It is an oxford. It is an adelaide (for […]

June 11, 2018

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Cheaney’s New S/S18 Two Tone Line Up!

Cheaney has a new line of Americana shoes in two-tone motifs very reminiscent of a time gone in the South of the USA when spectators were all the fashion! As we get more into wearing dress shoes in a casual way, I can see this line being very successful for them. The world is ever-changing in menswear and the dress shoe industry is doing so at an especially rapid rate. People are going more casual […]

June 10, 2018

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Final Price Drop On Personal Shoes!!! — Shoes £100, Boots £125

For those of you around UK6.5 / US7.5 / EU40.5 , you will be pleased to know that I am putting the final price drop on my personal shoes that have seen minimal wear through the years but that I simply cannot justify to keep anymore due to a lack of space and relocation from London to NYC. The value you are getting on these shoes is 2nd to none as all come with a […]

June 8, 2018

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Löf & Tung’s New Loafers

Skoaktiebolaget’s house brand, Löf & Tung, has just launched some new loafers for the Summer. Two are classic leather loafers that really don’t do it for me in an exciting way, but I love the suede versions. I have always been a fan of the braided tassel loafer, and the dark brown suede version is a must-have for any man that likes a classic yet still not too common tassel loafer. I have also really been […]

June 7, 2018

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My Story — The 5 Year Plan: Starting the Blog

Read previous posts on My Story HERE My father was my business role model. Not because I wanted to be like him (because I always wanted to be my own man, the nature of a Capricorn) but because he was wicked smart, fearless, adventurous, naturally intelligent with a ton of common sense, caring, selfless and I wanted to learn from all of those things. And in being those, I would always share my ideas with […]

June 6, 2018

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Adidas ‘Stan Smith’ – Patina Style! — Les Cireurs Parisiens

In the home of Patina, France (Paris to be exact), there is a group of gents, called Les Cireurs Parisiens, not only giving patina’s to any Joe’s shoes, but specializing in doing so on the classic Stan Smith shoe by Adidas. An iconic model without a doubt, the Stan Smith becomes immensely enhanced with a bit of unique coloring added to it. That is why these photos immediately caught my eye and interest. I always […]

June 1, 2018

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5 Signs Your Shoes Aren’t Worth What You Paid

There are probably more crap shoes in the world right now more than at any other point in history. And what’s even worse is that there are more people buying said crap shoes more than any other point in history too, keeping this sad trend alive. And I am not talking about cheaply made mass-produced Chinese stuff. I am talking about loads of brands claiming to be well made, ‘handmade’, ‘handcrafted’ etc and are peddling […]

May 31, 2018

Socks + Shoes = Mes Chaussettes Rouges – New Durable Range

The go-to sock distributor of modern day is most certainly Mes Chaussettes Rouges of Paris, France. They built a name for themselves around 7 years ago and have taken over the sock industry ever since. Now more than ever, they have come to realize that showing how to wear socks cannot be done without the most important part of the outfit: your shoes. Thanks to Instagram, as usual, they now have a new medium to show […]