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September 14, 2015

Bestetti for Made to Order Paris

  This has to be the most intriguing adelaide that I have ever seen. It just has so much character with the shape of the facing design. Most things in footwear are quite soft and neutral as to appeal to the masses but you can tell that when Bestetti created this, he was probably thinking to himself, ‘screw it, I am going to design what I like and want and not what might appeal to […]

Mario Bemer on the Rise!

Progression is a beautiful thing, no matter what field it is in. To see someone grow and create new and exciting things is one of the pleasures of life. And while I personally believe that we all have the ability to create in one capacity or another, it is obvious that some use that ability far more so than others. Before Mario Bemer ever joined the shoe industry, helping his late brother Stefano with growing […]

August 4, 2014

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Antonio Meccariello Shoes – Exquisite!

  I think that this is the first time that I have posted the shoes of Antonio Meccariello on The Shoe Snob blog and for many of you that know of the brand, you might be wondering what took me so long to finally do so. Like Saint Crispins, Antonio Meccariello is a brand that has been around for a little while now, but all of the sudden took the blogosphere/shoe industry by storm. On […]

July 30, 2014

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Edward Green for Unipair

  I have explained the difference between a £400 and an £800 shoe, saying that in reality the leathers won’t be too far off (in the sense they could be the same, but high end shoes might only use the top of the 1st grade while lower priced might use lower end 1st and 2nd grade etc), the construction not too far off either (being welted, but more details), but one thing that we don’t […]

March 26, 2014

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New Saint Crispin Brogues for Leatherfoot – In Bold Colors!

  This is probably the cleanest example that I have ever seen of a “proper” purple leather used in footwear and it’s quite commendable to be honest. I have always been intrigued by the idea of a proper purple being used on a pair of smart shoes but as it is hard to come by, I sort of just forgot about the idea of how cool it can look if done in an elegant way. Saint Cripsins […]

November 16, 2013

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Edward Green Hove – A Great Single Monk!

I hope that you guys can appreciate me posting on my trip as I am getting so frustrated using WordPress on my Samsung tablet. It’s taken me about 20 minutes just to get this far!! Tablets suck for doing blogs and uploading images!!! Urghhhhhh!! Okay enough venting….. So I have recently been seeing this lovely brogued single monk by Edward Green popping up all over the internet. I have always liked this model as it […]

August 27, 2013

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Shoes, Socks & Ties

It is often said that shoes are an accessory to an outfit. I have never really agreed with this train of thought as I believe that shoes are one of the more integral (if not the most integral) parts of your wardrobe. Without them you can’t really go out in public. And in even in some cases, you would not be allowed into an establishment without them. This clearly contradicts the idea of an accessory, […]

June 26, 2013

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Ed Et Al – Suede Galore!

I really love what Ed Et Al is doing these days. I feel that in sort of a way, me and the owner have a somewhat of a similar vision of offering classic-ish models/shapes but putting on a more young and contemporary edge, with slight detail changes as well as the injection of color. The only difference is that with Ed Et Al, owning their own factory, they are able to be a bit more […]

June 5, 2013

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Feeling Dandy?

It takes a confident and courageous man to be bold in his attire. It is easy to be elegant in muted colors and go unnoticed without anyone batting an eye at you. But doing so while being colorful is probably one of the hardest things that a man can do when it comes to dressing himself. It’s too easy to say ‘oh god that looks awful, all that color,’ just because that person wouldn’t dare […]

March 25, 2013

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The J.FitzPatrick Launch Party Night

As many of you may know, I have finally launched my very own shoe line after many years of hard work and build up. To celebrate the occasion, Gieves & Hawkes at No. 1 Savile Row was kind enough to host my launch party, as my shoes will be selling at this location exclusively for the time being. For those of you who came to the event, I truly thank you for the support, and […]