The Shoe Snob Blog

November 16, 2013

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Edward Green Hove – A Great Single Monk!

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I hope that you guys can appreciate me posting on my trip as I am getting so frustrated using WordPress on my Samsung tablet. It’s taken me about 20 minutes just to get this far!! Tablets suck for doing blogs and uploading images!!! Urghhhhhh!! Okay enough venting…..

So I have recently been seeing this lovely brogued single monk by Edward Green popping up all over the internet. I have always liked this model as it really differentiates itself from the rest of the monks out there that all seem to look relatively alike. But EG definitely made sure that with this one, they were separating themselves from the pack and even more impressive is all the shades of blue/grey that have sprouting up. Of course the top one is an MTO made by one daring client of Leffot in NYC. That guy seems to think just like me as grey and blue together are as about as good as it gets for me….actually just commissioned a patina from Alexander the Great in those two colors….but thats another story to come. At the bottom end of the post, and even more impressive (not for the colors but more for the fact that it is RTW) is this midnight version that is currently being offered by Leather Soul in Hawaii. Always good to see a shop take a chance with something a bit more daring and unique. I only hope that they do well with it, but I am sure that it won’t be a problem with how lovely they are!

Anyway, enjoying my time here in Toronto having had a good day yesterday meeting many of my supporters. I do thank all those that managed to come out and support the brand and I look forward to meeting those that able to come today. Just remember that I know that without all of you none of this would have been posible for me, so I cant express enough how appreciative I am of all of your support, whether or not you buy my shoes or simply read the blog. It all means a lot!

I hope that everyone has a nice weekend!

Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

Edward Green Hove for Leather Soul

Edward Green Hove for Leather Soul

Edward Green Hove for Leather Soul

Edward Green Hove for Leather Soul

  • jazzmenco

    Absolutely gorgeous, I would snap those up in half a second!

  • RogerP

    I would like to stand and applaud the gentleman who commissioned the stunning blue / grey Hove. Outstanding, sir.

    Justin, it was a pleasure meeting you and looking over your impressive and diverse offerings. I anxiously await my first pair of yours on the new chiseled last.

    Thanks for all that you do in sharing your knowledge and enthusiastic appreciation of the craft.

    • TheShoeSnob

      Dear Roger, even though this is a month late, I must say that it was a pleasure meeting you too my friend!! Thanks as always for all of your support and I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

      • RogerP

        Thank you Justin – and all the very best to you and yours!

  • a

    You should refund your samsung & get an iPad

    • TheShoeSnob

      can’t…was a gift

  • Lord Vincent

    Im from South Africa- Soweto My name is vincent i like your blog learnt to much about shose on your blog n it really helped me to reall take care of my shoes and what good shoes to buy.

    • TheShoeSnob

      glad to hear it Vincent, thanks for sharing!