The Shoe Snob Blog

September 22, 2014

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Some Edward Green MTO’s….jaw dropping!

Picture courtesy of Double Monk, all other photos courtesy of an IG acct to an EG worker

Another rushed day here so just going to leave you with some Edward Green goodness that I happened to stumble upon on Instagram (which has a lot of great things on it – shoe wise!). These are mostly MTO’s with exception being the last picture I believe. Some cool things here and good to see EG, a very classic British company, doing some nice, crazy things! Love the blue ghillie monks at the top, would […]

September 19, 2014

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The Barbanera Brothers (and their shoes!)

Sergio and Sebastiano

I have always admired the style and direction of the young Italian shoe brand called Barbanera. For me, anyone out there trying to do something different with their own sense of style embedded in their product is alright in my book. It’s all too easy to copy but to create a ‘look and feel’ of your own is another ball game, one that is definitely challenging, particularly in this day and age. So when Barbanera […]

September 18, 2014

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Something Classic (kind of!)

Edward Green Galways

  I was looking at the front page of my blog and realized that everything was either some mega crazy color or was two tone, so I thought to myself, ‘okay let me tone it down a bit and put a nice classic black shoe on my front page.’ Then I went to look at my pictures and realized that I had none!! So, we will just have to compromise and put this beautiful Galway […]

September 17, 2014

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A Preview of My Time Spent in Milan! (Feat. Bestetti)

Bespoke Riccardo Bestetti

During my time in Milan, I basically did 4 things: 1. Went to Lineapelle to look at and source new leather/fabrics/cloth etc. for making shoes; 2. Went to the Ilcea tannery for a tour and to talk about using them in the near future; 3. A visit with the brothers behind Barbarnera and 4. Last but certainly not least, a long overdue visit to one of my favorite shoemakers, Mr. Riccardo Bestetti. It was a […]

September 16, 2014

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New Stuff in the Industry!

Beautiful patina by Septieme Largeur!!

It can be hard keeping on top of all of the┬ánew things that are coming out and events that are going on. At first this post was going to be about trunk shows but then I tried scouring the web for them and found that there are just way too many to list out. I would be copying and pasting like 10 pages of text. Just look at G&G’s trunk show schedule!! Way too much! […]

September 15, 2014

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Latest Dandy Shoe Care Patina’s for J.FitzPatrick

Dandy Shoe Care x J.FitzPatrick

Dear Readers, It’s probably been the busiest 6 weeks of my life and I am quite glad to say that it is now all over and I can finally have a bit of peace and quite before the holiday season. I just came back from Milan yesterday after attending the Lineapelle fair and am proud to say that it was a great trip full of productivity and new personal relationships developed. I have found some […]

September 9, 2014

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Designs Done Differently

Saint Crispins

I always admire when I see a shoemaker create a pattern that is classic yet definitely twisted (in a good way!). And what most people may not appreciate is the fact that it is really hard to do. Interesting ideas in your head don’t always look great in the flesh or sometimes can’t be executed properly due to the rules of pattern making or the complexities of lasting and fitting that leather over the last. […]