The Shoe Snob Blog

July 30, 2015

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Medallions by Hiro Yanagimachi

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It’s not so common for a maker to have a lot of medallions. I think for two reasons really, 1. Because they are not easy to design, be good and also something different than what everyone else has and 2. Because imagine if you had 9, like Hiro Yanagimachi here, how hard it would be to come up with a new model and then decide which of your 9 medallions would best suit the model. […]

July 29, 2015

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Shoe Art for A and H Mag by Soosan Joon

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  I can’t say that I love art, not at least what they are calling it these days (you know, that “modern” stuff). But I do very much love drawings , paintings (used to love having Bob Ross put me to sleep with his 30 min painting sessions!!) and anything that takes skill and imagination. I particularly like depictions of men’s style in the drawing/painting/art world. I saw this picture on Instagram the other day on […]

July 28, 2015

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Tapiro Chukka’s by Bemer

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I have never been a great lover of exotic leathers, but have always been extremely intrigued by Tapiro and Carpincho leather. Something about the texture and those little white dots are somewhat fascinating. The problem is that I think that due to it’s nature, it is quite limiting in what shoe models you can use it for. I would presume that anything with a plain toe would be the best model for it, but what […]

July 24, 2015

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The Group Shot!

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  They say that you can tell a lot about a man by looking at this shoes. Hmmm, wonder what that says about me?!! Not that it matters, but it does mean that I do love seeing a group shot of other people’s shoes to get to know a bit about their personality. With this picture, which I think was very well done with the earthly tones and color coordination, it tells me that the […]

July 23, 2015

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Crockett & Jones A/W Collection Now Shown – Coming Soon

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  Summer has only been a month going but for me it feels like it is almost over and I can’t say why but it does. And possibly because you are already seeing A/W stock in the stores. Soon enough S/S will launch in Nov. and A/W will come in April. What is the world coming to? It has become like a race to ‘who launches first’ and thus makes all of the sales. Not […]

July 20, 2015

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Cool Imagery by Corthay

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  Being creative is always fun, especially when you do a good job at it. Like myself, Corthay seemed to also have had a website revamp in the not too distant past and I quite like their theme of using hand drawn artwork. It makes it feel fun and a lot more approachable as a brand. The whole site is quite nice really and the use of a ton of ‘hero’ imagery really works well […]

July 17, 2015

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Changes at JF Footwear – Free Shipping to US & Ca and New Website Look

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In the hopes to make a name for myself and my company in the world of shoes, I am always attempting to use what I have to make everything to the best of my ability. When you first start a company, assuming that you don’t get massive investment, you tend to start quite fresh i.e. limited resources (aka money). And when you don’t have those resources, you can only do what you can without spiraling […]