The Shoe Snob Blog

June 24, 2016

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World Politics – Brexit

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As a shoe blog, I probably should not really talk about taboo subjects like politics but as the idea of Brexit will most likely have a direct impact not only on my business but quite possibly also my life, I feel that it should be discussed as it is on my mind and the only way to get rid of it is to unleash my thoughts on a platform that shares to many people around […]

June 23, 2016

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Ramon Cuberta Swan Neck Oxford – True Beauty!

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There are not too many saddle oxfords out there, but an even more underrepresented oxford is the swan neck oxford, which for me is among the most elegant of oxfords. It goes back to the whole idea of being afraid of what we are not used to, like dark blue, dark green or any color leather outside of oxblood, black and shades of brown. I actually find this shoe to be more elegant and formal […]

June 22, 2016

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How To Create The Perfect Polish Cloth – Video

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  Ever since doing my ‘How to Polish Your Shoes Properly‘ video, I have had numerous people ask me how to wrap the cloth around my finger the way that I do. I always thought it was quite trivial but apparently not. Saying that, when I first learned it took a couple of examples from the person who taught me before I finally got it. Therefore, I thought it was time that I actually make […]

June 21, 2016

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Savile Row Style Part 2 – Stowers

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On our Savile Row Style Part 2 I am going to introduce to you STOWERS BESPOKE. Stowers is a part of the so called “new generation” of bespoke tailors that has made an appearance on Savile Row, as the company was only established in 2006. Although the founder had previously worked in Gieves and Hawkes for 25 years (where he was also head of bespoke for some time). Their offering includes an elegant line of […]

June 20, 2016

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Norman Vilalta Colored Grain Loafers

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The first time I saw these colored grain loafers, I knew that they were going to be successful and the fact that Norman Vilalta was presenting them at Pitti means that it must have become true. It would appear that demand has been high for them so I believe that Norman is putting them into a regular RTW rotation. The question is which color will be the most popular? My heart always goes out towards […]

June 17, 2016

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Pitti Peacocks Video – By Aaron Christian

The Life Of Pitti Peacocks – Pitti Uomo Mockumentary from Aaron Christian on Vimeo. I have always had a love/hate relationship with what goes on at the infamous Pitti Uomo. As a trade show it is absolutely brilliant and I have always enjoyed that side of it and all of the networking involved, getting many brands and people from all over the world into one beautiful place to exchange ideas and share information. But the […]

June 15, 2016

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Septieme Largeur – New Shop in Paris & Summer Sale Begins

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Septieme Largeur is back at it again with a 3rd shop opening in Paris and it only seems to be the beginning of their worldwide expansion as I have heard of numerous new franchise shops soon to be opening around the globe. Those are on the hush hush for now though so cannot divulge too much now but trust assured that there will be a shop coming near you within the next 5 years, I […]