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October 15, 2014

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Grenson x Foot The Coacher for Mr. Porter

Balmoral boots, or boots in general, are back and as a maniac for boots, I am quite happy to see it. If you go on Mr. Porter, you will see the most extensive offering ever and it just goes to show how popular they have become again. Not that their selection is really that great, but one thing that they did choose well is this new found collaboration between Grenson and Foot the Coacher (Japanese designer). […]

November 12, 2012

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The Shoe Snob Pop-Up Shop At Selfridges

As my time in London progresses it would appear that my services offered and The Shoe Snob name seem to be progressing with it and therefore find myself doing more and more things. Sometimes I don’t even realise all of the things that I am doing, and just see them as normal day to day work and progress towards my bigger goal: J.FitzPatrick Footwear. But then sometimes when I get a chance to be alone […]

August 24, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Grenson Heritage/Ground Zero Collections

Many people may associate Grenson with their relatively new stylized shoe range made in India that have been blowing-away the fashion side of the shoe industry, but what many people tend to forget is that Grenson still make a very nice, well-made classic shoe, right here in England. And that nice shoe can be found through their Heritage and Ground Zero collections as shown by the models presented here. The longwing brogues are to die […]

August 2, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Tim Little Saddle Shoes

I have a real sickness for saddle shoes and this model here, by Tim Little, sure doesn’t help in finding the cure to that sickness. It’s still so hard for me to pinpoint my precise infatuation with them, but if I had to venture a thoughtful guess I think that I would say that the saddle part, for me, presents the perfect position and amount of space (with respects to the entire shoe) to create […]

August 24, 2011

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Heavy Brogue Boots

While I can’t say that I am the biggest fan of heavy country brogue boots,  but I have a reader that is facing a dilemma, in what to buy versus what to spend on a pair of brogue boots. Since, I do not wear them nor know of many makes, I thought that I would do this post finding as many as I could, but also leave it up to all of you for any […]

June 30, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Grenson Canvas Cap Toe’s

I finally saw someone wearing cool and unique shoes, on Savile Row!!! I can’t lie, actually this is the second time, but the first, I was heading to work, had my iPod in, and just couldn’t be fussed to ask some random guy to take a picture of his shoes. But as this was a customer who came over to chat, I thought to myself, ‘why not?’ I was stumped, too, because I thought that […]

May 2, 2011

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Shoe Pricing – From Cost of Production to Retail Price

The hardest thing about starting a shoe line, or really just starting your business plan to a shoe line, is coming up with the price that you want to sell your shoes at, retail value. There are so many factors that will dictate what that final price will be, factors that you might never have thought about before, like the fact that retailers will mark up a shoe’s wholesale price 2-3 times over (e.g. wholesale […]

April 18, 2011

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Gieves & Hawkes New Shoe Collection

Every few years it seems that Gieves & Hawkes switches the manufacturer who makes their private label shoes. As there is newly appointed upper management and a new re-vamp of the Gieves & Hawkes Flagship store and company image, the old shoes had had their time and the new line is finally here. What’s great about this new line of dress shoes, is that it is under the name of a very old bespoke shoemaking firm that […]

January 2, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Grenson Spring/Summer 2011

It really doesn’t get much more exciting than this!! For the Spring/Summer 2011 lineup, Grenson is offering all of the things that I wish every company would offer: colored laces, contrasted colored soles, teal/blue colored shoes, some form of saddle shoe, spectators etc. I love the fact that someone (besides me) has made a teal colored shoe that can be sold to the world. I really hope that many distributing stores buy those shoes so […]

December 7, 2010

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Colored Soles

Shoes: Alden; Photo Courtesy Of: Leather Soul If you are an avid reader of my blog or know me, you can easily tell that when it comes to shoes, the incorporation of color (bold, bright colors) is very intriguing and important to me. And since I have been writing this blog — not even a year now — I already feel that the incorporation of non-classic colors (red’s, medium blue’s, green’s, yellow’s etc) has become […]