The Shoe Snob Blog

October 20, 2014

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Jacques & Demeter – A Cool Take On The Winter Boot


For all of you Longwing lovers out there, I presume that something like these new Jacques & Demeter boots will be just up your alley for a potential winter boot purchase for this upcoming season. The weather is starting to turn for the worse and I find myself gravitating to the thought of boots and flannel. While these shown are not necessarily something that I would wear with flannel, I am lucky enough to be […]

October 17, 2014

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The Shoe Snob/J.FitzPatrick Goes To Hong Kong & Singapore


After a year and a half of the J.FitzPatrick brand being in existence, I have finally been fortunate enough to take myself and shoes to Hong Kong and Singapore for a few trunk shows. I am quite excited, not only to meet my supporters out there but also because I have never been to that side of the world and greatly look forward to experiencing new things. I know that many of you in that […]

October 16, 2014

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Your Soles Soul

Stefano Bemer Soles

I saw this picture and just loved it. As it came from Instagram with no real source, I could not find a better quality to it, but I thought that you would all appreciate it as it really shows just how different soles can be. These ones are all by Stefano Bemer and really reminded me of my time there and my inspecting of every shoe there was in the showroom. The rubber sole on […]

October 15, 2014

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Grenson x Foot The Coacher for Mr. Porter

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Balmoral boots, or boots in general, are back and as a maniac for boots, I am quite happy to see it. If you go on Mr. Porter, you will see the most extensive offering ever and it just goes to show how popular they have become again. Not that their selection is really that great, but one thing that they did choose well is this new found collaboration between Grenson and Foot the CoacherĀ (Japanese designer). […]

October 14, 2014

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A Trip to Vigevano to Meet Riccardo Bestetti

Riccardo Bestetti Shoes

  Riccardo Bestetti and I have been virtual friends for a long time. He is probably one of the first bespoke shoemakers that I had contact with in reality (outside of Stefano and G&G). As I always liked his shoes and yearned for content, I asked him to email me when he had new stuff. But our emails were more than simply an exchange of photos for gratitude. Through our passion of footwear and writings […]

October 13, 2014

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Two Toned Boots Are Best!


In an unrealistic world, there are no limits to the amount of laced boots a man could own. As sick as it is, I think that I am going on about 15 pairs (and that does not include chukka’s). For some reason, I just can’t get enough of them and every time that I see one that is unique, I get a bit excited. This new one by Enzo Bonafe (for Skoaktiebolaget), although greatly reminding […]

October 10, 2014

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Corthay Does Denim

PIcture Courtesy of Parisian Gentleman

I was not the first person to ever use denim on my shoes. I mean, my inspiration came from a Hugo Boss shoe that I saw about 10 years ago, believe it or not. Hugo….Boss…Hey inspiration can come from anywhere! But I have been preaching that we need to stop being so conservative and try and new things and it’s nice to see that a few brands, such as Corthay, have listened. At least I […]