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June 20, 2018

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If I am going to be frank with all of you, as my business expands and responsibilities become greater (and have written more posts that I can remember), it becomes increasingly difficult to not only find the time to make long, informative posts, but also to come up with content that I have yet to cover. As we as people simply cannot do it all alone all of the time, sometimes we need a little […]

June 13, 2016

Alexander Nurulaeff of Dandy Shoe Care – Interview

In an effort to get the blog back to its roots of truly feeding the readers the knowledge that they are yearning for, I had the idea to get back into doing interviews. With the help of my colleague Stacey who gave me the idea to dive into the world of patina, we are kicking off this interview series with none other than Alexander Nurulaeff of Dandy Shoe Care. He just had his birthday last […]

December 23, 2015

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Merry Christmas from The Shoe Snob

As we approach the end of my 5th year as a blogger having served up shoes on a weekly basis (as the lovely image depicts), I just want to say thank you to all of those that have supported me over the years. It really means a lot, specifically to those that have been there since day 1. So here is to another five years going strong and building the team because as my emails […]

October 14, 2015

Dandy Shoe Care Goes Above & Beyond!!

  Alexander Nurulaeff of Dandy Shoe Care has gone above and beyond with his latest patina. It was a special gift to present at Kevin Seah’s (tailor in Singapore) 6th Anniversary party. Fitting for a tailor was the request of making a patina in the style of a windowpane tweed cloth. And damn did Alexander do a breathtaking job on fulfilling that unlikely and difficult request. My only fear now, is that after seeing this […]

August 4, 2015

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Worn to Reborn – The Decorative Sole Repairer

Art can be expressed in so many ways it is not even funny. Could be by building a place mat with wine cork or creating a small sculpture with hanger wire to simply creating beautiful drawings. But today we are talking about shoe art, because what else is there to talk about on a shoe blog?!! The art in question takes form in the decoration of shoe repairing whereby a young man in England takes […]

July 29, 2015

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Shoe Art for A and H Mag by Soosan Joon

  I can’t say that I love art, not at least what they are calling it these days (you know, that “modern” stuff). But I do very much love drawings , paintings (used to love having Bob Ross put me to sleep with his 30 min painting sessions!!) and anything that takes skill and imagination. I particularly like depictions of men’s style in the drawing/painting/art world. I saw this picture on Instagram the other day on […]

July 20, 2015

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Cool Imagery by Corthay

  Being creative is always fun, especially when you do a good job at it. Like myself, Corthay seemed to also have had a website revamp in the not too distant past and I quite like their theme of using hand drawn artwork. It makes it feel fun and a lot more approachable as a brand. The whole site is quite nice really and the use of a ton of ‘hero’ imagery really works well […]

August 6, 2014

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Norman Vilalta – Not Just a Shoemaker, An Artist! Part 1

I recently had the pleasure of spending some time with Norman Vilalta and I must admit it was a great time. Rewind a few years and lets talk about the history. For me, when I first heard about Norman, I felt a connection with him, even though we had yet to meet, speak or have any sort of contact. That may sound weird, but our history was quite similar. His a bit different but as […]

June 4, 2014

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Shoe/Picture Creativity

  I love cool art, specifically shoe art. When I saw the picture above, of a pair of Edward Green shoes with an imagined red piping, I thought it was one of the coolest things ever. The colors and the fact that it looks real, but doesn’t at the same time was just so intriguing to me. It makes me wish that I had computer skills to do such things. Apparently it was done with […]