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Monthly Archive: December 2014

December 31, 2014

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Happy New Year – 2015 Predictions

  Dear Readers, Yet another year comes to an end and as always this day allows us, if not but for a moment, to reflect on the last 365 days and think about how/what we will do to make the next 365 even better. I feel that since starting the blog, a lot has changed in the shoe industry and for the better. What used to be a very conservative sector full of boring stuff, […]

December 30, 2014

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Button Shoes by Aubercy

  I have a few predictions of things to watch out for for 2015 and button boots/shoes is one of them. They are not an easy thing to make nor are they easy to sell as a mass-market product. The reason being the fact that they are simply not that practical for modern day society. Maybe we can change that? I don’t know. But a kid can dream, right?! This model here by Aubercy is […]

December 29, 2014

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Victorian Boots by Dimitri Gomez

If I had to choose one style of shoe/boot to wear for the rest of my life, it would definitely be an oxford boot. For me, they can go with everything from suits to jeans and everything in between. The only problem is that they have to be done in a very sleek manner for them to be able to fall nicely under a pair of slick suit trousers (according to many, I put the […]

December 23, 2014

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The Shoe Snob Wishes You a Merry Christmas!

  Dear Readers, I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. For those that may not celebrate Christmas, may I simply wish you the best for the holiday season and the end of yet another year. As always, I cannot express how much all of your support means to me. Without all of you, I would be nothing. This means a lot to me and truly I appreciate it. […]

December 22, 2014

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Crockett & Jones MTO Boots!

A blog reader sent me a pair of his newly acquired Crockett & Jones MTO balmoral boots and I must say that I was thoroughly impressed as it reminded me of something that I would easily order myself. Not only is it burgundy, which is lovely on boots, but it has a great (and uncommon) tweed pattern. C&J doesn’t so much promote their MTO program so much but with their immense catalogue of styles and […]

December 17, 2014

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Antonio de Torres Upcoming Brand

A while back I wrote about a brand by the name of Massimo Ferrari (see review here) who was headed up by shoe designer Luis Antonio Torres. It would appear that since then, the direction of the company has changed and he is now dropping a new line with his name as the brand. Instead of going into all the details on here, I will pass you on to Claymoor’s list who did a big […]