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July 11, 2018

A Solid Line Up – A Personal Collection of Carmina Shoes

A pretty solid line up here shown by @armandomadrid of Instagram. This is just of his Carmina collection which is quite impressive really for having just one brand in 10 pairs of shoes. Very loyal which I am sure Carmina is happy about as I know that I love it when my clients are like that with me. If I had to critique it, I would say that only one thing is truly missing and […]

September 25, 2017

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Blue Suede Beauties on Sale by Skoaktiebolaget

  There are some sweet shoes on sale right now at Skoaktiebolaget’s website, two of them being these beautiful blue suede numbers by Carmina. The featured above is one of my favorite combinations of the year. As many of you may know blue is my favorite color, and I just love it in suede even more. And creating a two-tone out of it puts it right up my alley. Skoak did a job at great […]

June 15, 2016

Septieme Largeur – New Shop in Paris & Summer Sale Begins

Septieme Largeur is back at it again with a 3rd shop opening in Paris and it only seems to be the beginning of their worldwide expansion as I have heard of numerous new franchise shops soon to be opening around the globe. Those are on the hush hush for now though so cannot divulge too much now but trust assured that there will be a shop coming near you within the next 5 years, I […]

April 18, 2016

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Blue Suede Simplicity by Septieme Largeur

For Spring/Summer we all want to comfortable because let’s be honest, when it is overly hot that is anything but comfortable. Now while I am not the type of guy that tends to go around without socks, I can imagine the appeal particularly when it is in a nice pair of suede numbers such as these beauties by Septieme Largeur. And while I think that green is the color of 2016, I can’t lie and […]

February 25, 2016

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Tassels Done Differently – Laszlo Vass

  There aren’t too many ways you can change a tassel loafer. It’s a straight forward design that does not leave room for much else. The exception, as shown here by Laszlo Vass, is to do everything that a tassel loafer would normally have but removing the tassels themselves and just allowing the string to follow through end to end. And I think that it is great! I like tassels too but this is the […]

February 19, 2016

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The New Shoe Snob Shoe Trees!

For the longest time we have wanted to find a shoe tree that could be more tailored to the identity of The Shoe Snob as a brand. That usually comes in the form of a logo or coloring that matches the essence of the logo/brand. But the catch was to find something that was also economic, well fitting and of good quality. And the day where our search ended has finally come. We found and […]

November 10, 2015

Mannina Stunner in Blue Suede

I just got back today from my trip to NYC. I only had about 4 hrs of plane sleep (that sleep where you arent really asleep but really awake either. You know, that very strange state of being in your head but time is still flying by) and I have decided to take another day off to get my bearings in order. But I saw these Mannina’s on Instagram and couldn’t help but share them […]

October 23, 2014

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Bontoni Magic As Per Usual

Don’t really have a lot of time here, but could not help but show you all this amazing shoe by Bontoni. They never cease to amaze me and ever more so is that even though you don’t find a lot of their pics online, when you do, they are almost always good ones!! Well done Bontoni! On another note, this trip to my factory (where I currently am, hence the rush) has been very productive […]

September 30, 2014

Mario Bemer Bespoke & New Site

I wrote about Mario Bemer not too long ago, having come back from Pitti Uomo in the hopes to shed some light on his new company. (If you missed it, you can find the post HERE) For those that don’t know, Mario is the brother of the late Stefano Bemer and has just recently branched off to start his own collection of shoes focusing on the idea of made 100% in Italy. Keeping in tune with […]

August 26, 2014

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Cheaney at Pitti Uomo 86

Playing a whole lot of catch up today trying to unbox all of the leftover sample sale stock, not to mention that I am getting hit with the flu, thanks to the drastic weather change, lack of sleep and non-stop work. Therefore, don’t have a ton of time to write but I wanted to show you what Cheaney had on offer at the latest Pitti, showing what I believe was a mixture of A/W2014 as […]