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September 19, 2016

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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 […]

August 8, 2016

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Herring + Alfred Sargent = 1966 Collection

Herring shoes has come a long way in the last few years. When I first started out as a blogger, I won’t lie, I was not a fan of what they were selling as it appeared to be predominantly the lower end shoes made by the likes of Loake and Cheaney (doing what looked liked their bottom end work to maintain those low prices). And it was overly English in my eyes. But in the […]

November 1, 2013

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Ed Et Al Revamp Round 2

  As most of you know, I am always quite pleased to see shoes that have been made with some sort of  with fabric/cloth integrated into their upper. This one by Ed Et Al in particular is quite unique as the fabric looks like the weight of a suit cloth, not your typical heavy weight flannel type that is normally used for shoemaking. The pattern is also quite interesting as it is pairing an extended […]

August 26, 2013

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Bestetti Back At It!

Bestetti’s workshop must be one of the greatest places on earth (for shoe lovers). The amount of shoe greatness that he creates on a regular basis, must add up and create a stockpile of beautiful pieces of art that one could drool over for hours on end. While I go to Italy quite frequently (to visit the in-laws), I find it saddening that I never get a chance to make it up to Vigevano (about […]

August 21, 2013

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Anthony Delos – A Legend Disappears…Eaten by Berluti

Money rules. Full stop. But it is not always ruling for the good. And while I intend to become a man of wealth myself, often I find it sad when wealth swallows up greatness and therefore vow to not allow it to ever change me. While others may disagree, I believe that this is precisely what happened to Mr. Delos. Not that money changed him (this is not my sentiment here), but rather that a […]

August 1, 2013

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Welcome To The New Shoe Snob Blog!!

Dear Readers, Welcome to the new The Shoe Snob blog!! As I enter into the world of doing proper business, I decided it might be more intelligent to give my blog a bit of a revamp, to make it not only more professional looking and easy to read, but also more interactive.WhatI mean by that is that I will now start offering exclusive shoes/products for blog readers, such as this blackwatch tartan/shaded navy adelaide here, […]

June 30, 2013

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June 23, 2013

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Sunday Shoe Porn

Corthay Circle, Courtesy of En Grande Pompe JM Weston, Courtesy of En Grande Pompe Bespoke Cleverley Jan Kielman – Bespoke from Poland

June 4, 2013

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Barbanera’s New Collection for S/S2013

Proclaimed by me as ‘King of the Spectators,’ Barbanera (which mean’s black beard in Italian) has released their new range of shoes for the Spring/Summer of 2013. Keeping up with their two-toned theme, you’ll see some interesting pairing of colors, such as this black/burgundy adelaide with intricate brogueing, above. As fringes seem to be all of the rage these days they have also included a few color variations of a fringed monk strap called Jerry […]

May 30, 2013

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Shoe Wardrobe Envy

Some guys get a bit of money, buy themselves a nice car, a nice watch, a monstrous TV or some other expensive gadget, but like this guy, I would just buy myself a bunch of shoes and an amazing wardrobe to house them all. Seriously, to need a ladder just to reach the top shelf of your wardrobe is simply on another level. His ceilings must be at least 15-20ft high, which is simply something […]