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February 21, 2017

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The Importance of Toe Taps

Growing up in America and selling shoes at Nordstrom, I never really understood what toe taps where all about. I had seen the ones that are simply nailed on and look like little boomerang’s (you know the ones you can easily kick off and are pretty much worthless? Yea those ones!), but had never seen anyone with a pair of proper toe taps on. Occasionally I had seen (or better yet heard) the few people […]

February 20, 2017

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London Super Trunk 2017 – Brand Showcase #1 – Barbanera

The Barbanera brand was launched around 4 years ago by two Italian pairs of brothers coming from a very diverse background, from Rock ‘n Roll singer, to marketing extraordinaire, to business owner who has created products we use in everyday life. The brand was created to make classic shoes with a twist but that is only a fraction of the sentiment behind the brands essence which you might be able to see in the pictures […]

February 15, 2017

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Crockett & Jones ‘New Website’ – An Inspiration!

Making a good website is hard and it takes a lot of work. There are a million and one ways to do this too, so picking the right one for your company can also be complex. The idea of a good website (being e-commerce) should have two things in mind: 1. allowing for a seamless transaction for the client (i.e. buy shoes easily) and represent well your product/service through good description/photography. And you wouldn’t believe […]

February 10, 2017

London Super Trunk Show 2017 – Hosted by Shoegazing & The Shoe Snob

We are very proud to invite you to the world’s largest open event for classic shoes, the first edition of the London Super Trunk Show, organized by Shoegazing and The Shoe Snob. In the central parts of London on Saturday May 13 we gather no less than 11 brands from all over the world, three interesting partners, there will be the first ever World Championship in Shoe Shining, a panel discussion with people from the […]

February 8, 2017

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The Venetian Trader – My Norwegian Socks by Bresciani

  There is a new online sock trader here in England, making their mark by specializing in Bresciani socks but with a lot more in the pipeline. With a compelling story behind the making of the brand and the decision to go for it, I thought it would be interesting to test out some socks and share to all of you a new option in town for those that appreciate high quality socks. As I […]

February 6, 2017

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Chukka Boots in Color?

I love a good chukka boot. But I have always mainly loved them in either suede or some sort of grain leather as I see chukka boots as something to wear casually i.e. with jeans, chinos, cords etc but not so much on a super smart level with a suit or anything like that. But the more that I see them in the wild (and online), the more that I am tempted by making them […]

February 3, 2017

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Gaziano & Girling x J.FitzPatrick Footwear Sample Sale

The yearly collaborative sample sale between Gaziano & Girling and J.FitzPatrick has officially been set and it is at the end of this month, in exactly 3 weeks time. As always this will be an in-store, first come first serve sale located at the The Shoe Snob Showroom in Soho, London on the Friday and Saturday listed. What has changed this year are the hours on the Saturday, this time closing much earlier as we […]