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Comparing Shoe Brands – Apples & Oranges

…g, it made me wonder how all of these people could be on this forum making these irrational comments, when in their own sector, they probably have the same issue. What’s even worse is when people start comparing factory made shoes to handmade shoes. That is just plain stupid as they are worlds apart, yet I see it all of the time. People if only we used a bit more common sense we would quite possibly be able to answer most of our own questions…

Jack Erwin Shoes – My Take on Them

…ything else at $200 just looks like rubbish to me. Okay, so now for the pros and cons of the brand and let’s start with the pros. While I proclaim myself “The Shoe Snob” and am quite a brat when it comes to shoes, and therefore mainly write about ones that are +$500 that does not mean that I am an idiot that thinks that all shoes should cost that much. I know very well that not everyone can afford the C&J’s,…

Baudoin & Lange ‘Sagan’ Loafer Review

…bespoke angle, we give a lot of attention to details that are invisible to the naked eye but that do make a difference in the way the shoe fits, breathes and lasts over time. We believe that there is no reason why beautiful shoes can’t also be supremely comfortable. We want to share with the public how shoes are made by hand, and through their awareness of what it takes to make their shoes, keep the craft alive. Inside B&L we know that our…

Ascot Shoes – Online Shoe Store

…more and more people are wanting those unique things that no one else will have, or at least very few will. Therefore, mark my words that shoes that would have usually been thought of as an MTO type, will start to become more readily available. Thanks to Ascot Shoes, Skoaktiebolaget, Made to Order Paris and anyone else doing this for paving the way to the future of great shoes being made easily available! All pictures courtesy of Ascot Shoes

April 8, 2010

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The Allure Of Two-Toned Shoes

…nd therefore did not take pictures for examples, sorry. Anyway for those who might be interested, the shoes that I am wearing are by Church’s. It’s even nice when you see this idea incorporated into women’s shoes. While of course their shoes are naturally more colorful then men’s are you still tend to find many women wearing bold colored shoes but mostly in one color as opposed to two bold colors distinctly together….

March 4, 2010

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The Best Shoe Store In America

…; and “Goodyear Welt” lines at select Nordstrom stores around the country, DT Seattle being one of them. Silvano Sassetti is also a gem in the rough, being a small factory in the Marche region of Italy and making shoes for the likes of Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren’s Purple or Black Label, Dolce & Gabbana as well as several others. They make a beautiful shoe and can be found at a great price there at the DT Seattle…

June 10, 2013

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Shoe Snob Shoe Accessories

…hem at all times when you are not wearing your shoes, in order to prosper from their benefits. The Shoe Snob shoe trees of made of beechwood, a wood much like cedar that absorbs the moisture that we constantly subject to our shoes. This moisture, if not treated properly will deteriorate and disfigure the leather of your shoes. Using shoe trees is the only way to counteract this from happening. It’s a small price to pay for a long term…

June 10, 2013

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…knew behind in America and went on to follow my dreams in Italy not knowing a lick of Italian and only less than 5 people there. To make a long story a lot shorter, I spent a total of 10 months in Italy learning how to make shoes, repair shoes and more important than many people may think, learning how to polish shoes. I made a total of 5 pairs which are pictured in the page titled “Bespoke Shoes I’ve Made.” I have now spent…

Things To Know About Shoes, Part 3: 21-30

…23. Toe Spring: learn about it. In a simplistic explanation, it’s the amount of space between the ground and the bottom of your sole at the very tip of the toe. Too much of it looks awful and it’s sad to say that most cheap shoes have too much of it as they make shoes from contorted lasts. The worst thing about it is that if it starts bad, it will only get worse. Nothing is more unattractive (and ruins an entire outfit) then the tips of one’s…

Mythbuster – Gemming is Bad

…argument to my own discussion, I will say that using all genuine leather products inside of a shoe and doing it in the hand method way is always going to be better, but it does not make it the fact that the new ways make RTW shoes crap. Granted vintage shoes, made in the early 1900’s, were in fact much better made than are the shoes of today (in terms of all around quality), as there was a lot more handmaking involved, as well as better…