The Shoe Snob Blog

May 4, 2016

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Bowling Style Trainers by Crockett & Jones

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I have a love/hate relationship with the bowling style smart trainer that many high end makers tend to make for the ‘sneaker’ like model. Usually you see it in the common black and tan offerings but what really caught me off guard this time around was the beautiful blue leather that Crockett & Jones sourced and used for this new trainer of theirs. It’s the type of blue that really can’t be mistaken for any […]

May 3, 2016

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Where Have the Manners Gone? – Rant

shoes by Berluti, picture courtesy of Watch Anish

Let me preface this by saying this has nothing to do with shoes. Every now and then, I get so fed up with how people act here in London that I just have to vent it out. I would do so a lot more often if this blog was not tied to a business but as it is, I try to keep these rants to a minimum. But as I have a platform to speak […]

April 29, 2016

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The Shoe Snob Socks Refill and New Merino Wool Offerings

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We recently just took refill of our knee length 100% Egyptian Cotton socks just in time for this nice weather to start becoming more permanent. And on top of that we also added two new colors: a Dark Charcoal color for the more conservative sock wearers and a deep Crimson red (far left one above) for the slightly more daring. We have also introduced The Shoe Snob Merino Wool blend sock into our line-up, currently […]

April 28, 2016

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Blue Shoes Are Now The Norm

from Style Forum

Maybe I am confused by what I see online and what is truly reality but from a perspective of how often I see blue shoes now versus how often I used to, say 3 years ago, I really feel like they are becoming more ‘normal.’ My egotistical side likes to think that I had a part of that as I have been hammering into the head of whoever reads my blog that blue shoes are […]

April 27, 2016

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Teal Suede Double Monks by John Lobb

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I have always loved the color Teal, especially when it is on the darker side so that it is not overly ostentatious (at least in the matter of clothing). And while I never actually owned that many articles of clothing in the color teal (as no one makes it), I have always loved the idea of teal shoes. But no one makes them as it is not only hard to make as a color, but […]

April 25, 2016

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Things To Know About Shoes Part 4: 31-40

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31. Super fine sandpaper (the finest possible – P1200) is good for cleaning dirty suede. Just don’t go gung-ho as like anything, going extreme will have it’s adverse effects. 32. Fit is and always will be subjective to personal taste. Much of this personal taste will stem from cultural ideology. This is why 3-D scanning technology will never replace bespoke shoemakers, as a machine cannot interpret people’s needs/likes. For arguments sake let’s say that we […]

April 22, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick Driving Loafers Re-Stock & Colorways!

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We just received our refill of stock in our driving loafer range, consisting of the string loafer Vashon and our penny loafer, Bainbridge. Last year we got them out quite late as they were a new and out-of-the-blue product for us (as it all happened really fast). This year we timed it a bit better to actually have them for right when the horrible weather starts turning beautiful (not counting today!). And that we are […]