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January 8, 2018

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Meermin – Museum Calf Taupe GMTOs

This blog post is for all of the haters and trolls out there. You know who you are. Lately, there has been someone or a group of people on the great big web that claim that since starting my shoe brand, I don’t write about other brands in my price range or of lesser value. So allow me to shed the ludicrousy of this statement. First and foremost, this blog is called The Shoe Snob. […]

December 20, 2016

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Leather Is Not What You Think

The shoe industry is ever evolving. What was fact last year, is not this year and won’t be next year. What I mean by that (and this is something that I have mentioned before) is that one can no longer say, ‘the best this is from here and the best that is from there.’ These concepts no longer hold true. Sure, some of the best shoes come from England, but that no longer means that […]

August 4, 2016

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The Black Cap Toe Oxford – Your Safe Bet

***Figures have changed since post was originally written*** In the safe world we live in, the black cap toe rules as the ultimate shoe for business wear. It’s usually the first shoe you get when you are a teenager, the one that your parents buy you as your first pair of smart shoes that you will have for special occasions (and then probably never wear). Then again it will most likely be the shoe that […]

June 29, 2016

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Savile Row Style Part 3 – Huntsman

This time we are going to dive into a little history with HUNTSMAN, one of the oldest firm on the Row that was established back in 1849. They are suit makers, famous for their impeccable making for over 167 years. Originally dressing the hunting and riding aristocracy in bespoke attire, their ready to wear clothing was introduced in 1960. Huntsman was a military tailor to British army officers during both the First and Second World Wars. […]

September 11, 2015

News In The Shoe Industry

There are always new things going on and I feel like the way in which I write posts I can only get out so much in a week, so will hopefully now try and cover more in one post each week or every other in order to spread the news! So, here goes a list of what is going on. 1. Sussex Shoe Shop, who is an online retailer specializing in factory leftover shoes at […]

June 2, 2014

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The New Trend = Museum Calf

It’s always interesting (and fascinating) to see what the latest trend in the shoe industry is. The last big one was the craze of double monks and the next one that has already started showing it’s face in several places on the web is the idea of having every shade of color of leather in it’s own ‘Museum’ version. For those that might not understand what I mean when I say that, the term Museum […]

May 21, 2014

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Spring Boots by Meermin

    It always makes me curious why people will pack away their “winter attire” come Spring/Summer. I guess it makes sense if you live in a place that is +30 C (+80F) for 5-6 months long but when you live in a city that has moderate to terrible weather, as I always have, it does not make sense. That being, I have never packed my boots away and don’t think it makes sense to […]

March 13, 2014

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Yanko Shoes – Yet Another Spanish Shoemaker

While I don’t know the exact history of the Yanko origin, from what I have quickly gathered on the world wide web is that they are yet another spin off of the once great Albaladejo family. For those that may not be in the know the Albaladejo family is one of the oldest and most famous shoemakers coming out of Spain, specifically Palma de Mallorca. Once having their own branded shoes, they apparently broke up […]

December 12, 2013

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More Blue Boots – By Meermin

Blue is going to be the new black, mark my words. Obviously it is not going to replace black in the business setting but I think that we are going to be seeing a lot more of it. I was talking about this to a gentleman the other day about my blue suede oxfords and it was refreshing to meet someone else who actually shared my affinity with the color blue and the thought that […]

September 26, 2013

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Meermin’s Green Cordovan Monks

I have never really been one of those people who was absolutely enamored with the idea of cordovan leather. I always felt, “gosh that is a high price for some stiff leather.” But it seems to be popular for a reason and when one puts a bit of thought into it, he/she must see that there has to be something special about it which thus makes it so popular. The Spanish makers seem to have […]