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Italigente: The Review

There are many brands sprouting up these days, mainly private label stuff coming out of Spain and Italy. Few of them in my opinion are really making something that truly separates itself from the rest of the flock however and what you get is just another brand on the scene trying to make the cheapest shoe on the block. I don’t think that a lot of these brands end up surviving. While most people want low cost stuff, there has to be more…

Comparing Shoe Brands – Apples & Oranges

All Pictures are of Gaziano & Girling shoes (and have nothing to do with the post, just for looks) Not long ago I was able to peruse the internet in the hopes to see what was going on in the minds of others (in regards to shoes of course). There are a few forums that I scour through from time to time to read the gossip and get great pictures from. I happen to stumble across a thread that really made me realize something that I had…

London Super Trunk Show 2017, MAY 13th – Hosted by Shoegazing & The Shoe Snob

***FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT MISSED THIS THE FIRST TIME AROUND, PLEASE SEE BELOW*** We are very proud to invite you to the world’s largest open event for classic shoes, the first edition of the London Super Trunk Show, organized by Shoegazing and The Shoe Snob. In the central parts of London on Saturday May 13 we gather no less than 11 brands from all over the world, three interesting partners, there will be the first ever World Championship in…

Jack Erwin Shoes – My Take on Them

Picture Courtesy of Dappered.com There is a new brand on the scene that are creating quite a big storm in the shoe world, mainly in the US however and their name is Jack Erwin. For many of you outside of the US, this might very well be the first time that you are hearing about it. So allow me to explain what I have read and come across so far. The main point of their brand is to offer well made shoes for under $200. A great idea I’d say….

Baudoin & Lange ‘Sagan’ Loafer Review

My friend Mr. Allan Baudoin has come a long way since being just a young computer science student from Paris to launching his own bespoke shoe label ‘Allan Baudoin’ and now going one step further by entering the RTW shoe game with his famous Belgian loafer, the ‘Sagan’ under the name of Baudoin & Lange. It’s great as well as I saw Allan a long time struggling to find his niche and figure out how to properly…

World Championships in Shoemaking — The Competition’s Shoe Entries Part 1

  ***All words by Jesper of Shoegazing Blog, who was my co-host to the London Super Trunk and the World Bespoke Shoemaking Competition***   This is part two of the walkthrough of all competition shoes in the World Championships in Shoemaking 2018. Here position 11 to 30 is reviewed with comments and lots of pictures.   Pt.1 with more info about the contest and positions 1-10 can be found here.   Results (click on…

Ascot Shoes – Online Shoe Store

The idea of just owning an all black or brown pair of shoes for your wardrobe is changing . Two tones and unconventional colored shoes are quickly creeping their way not only onto the shelves of once known conservative shoe companies, but are also spreading across the internet like a virus thanks to all of the companies that offer MTO services. Gone are the days of the “norm,” of fitting into society comfortably so that no one…

April 8, 2010

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The Allure Of Two-Toned Shoes

Have you ever walked down the street wearing a pair of two-toned shoes and happen to notice that 90% of the people that you walk by have checked out your shoes. Now depending on the rest of your outfit they could be thinking, “man, that guy/girl is wearing some ugly ass shit” or “wow, they have great style!” It’s an invigorating feeling not knowing whether people are judging you or praising you, but nonetheless…

March 4, 2010

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The Best Shoe Store In America

Its rare these days that you find a store that sells strictly men’s shoes, especially one that revolves mostly around dressier shoes. This is the case, however, for Leffot in Manhattan, NY. (On the website it claims to also carry women’s shoes, as of 2009, yet I have never seen any on the website’s blog nor when I went in?) Having opened in May of 2008, Mr. Steven Taffel, the owner, wanted to create a store that offered a…

Things To Know About Shoes: Part 2 – The Next 10

Gaziano & Girling shoes, courtesy of Skoaktiebolaget Dear Readers, Here is the 2nd part of my ‘Things to know about shoes.’ If you happen to missed the first 10, here they are. I hope that you enjoy the post and I will try and scrounge up another 10 by next week or the one after! 11. Soles wear out. They are not invincible. Even the best ones will wear out quickly if you over-wear them. If you live in a wet city and you walk a…