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April 5, 2010

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5 Rules For Buying Men’s Dress Shoes

…r too round. It just doesn’t look good and I know I have said this before and believe me I will say it again because it just doesn’t seem to get through. Leave the corner kickers to the elves, the guillotine-toed shoes to the douche bags and the shoes that have a toe that looks like a perfect semi-circle to the old people with pancake feet. (Refer to ‘ Our Toe Choices-What A Shame ‘) –What To Do: Avoid anything…

Suede Shoes – The Big Misconception

…for the suede and cream one’s for your regular leather. There are also brushes that help clean and maintain the integrity of the suede that are useful for when you do happen to spill, or get a rain spot, on your suede shoes. Shoes Directly below by Japanese bespoke maker, Saion Riccardo Bestetti shoes It’s funny that there is such a big fear of suede when in fact, a dark brown or black suede shoe is one of the easiest types of shoe…

Grades Of Shoe Craftsmanship

…e. the waist), were not only finished by hand, but also lasted and stitched too. Therefore certain parts of the ‘making’ process were completely done by hand and not by machine. Bespoke Bespoke boots by Anthony Delos Bespoke shoes are shoes that are completely customized and made entirely (with the exception of the stitching of the upper leather) by hand. This invokes a long process, whereby the customer must get measured by the last maker, talk…

Italigente: The Review

…lly take nor give to the shoes but is always a nice touch and is appreciating in knowing that the brand takes pride in the appearance. You can see that no expense was sacrificed to give a good look to the presentation of the shoes. Taking out the shoes you notice a very vibrant and nice leather. It looks of good quality and smells of it too. The finishing was impeccable and it’s impressive to see fudge wheel work of that caliber on a shoe…

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

…and of the host Justin ”The Shoe Snob” FitzPatrick, a mix between bold and classics priced around £330/€380. Barbanera Shoes Barcelona based Norman Vilalta has in short time made a quite big imprint on the market for classic shoes, started as a bespoke shoemaker but now also offers a progressive range of RTW shoes that cost around £700/€820. From the same city comes Ramon Cuberta, who also started as a bespoke shoemaker making elegant affordable…

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,…

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…