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February 12, 2015

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Brilliant Blue Ugolini’s

  A customer recently sent me some photos of his new bespoke Ugolini’s and I have to say bravo to him for choosing such a magnificent combination of not only colors, but design and leather choices. It’s close to a perfect oxford for me (better if it was a saddle!) in terms of style and color. The hand coloring of that blue is extremely well done, providing a lot of depth to the variations of […]

November 10, 2014

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Suede Adelaides by Roberto Ugolini

Dear Readers, I am scrambling to get everything sorted for my 2 week trip to Asia hence the delay in getting anything up on the blog until this point in the day. Just to wet your appetite for footwear. I wanted to show you this lovely Roberto Ugolini bespoke suede oxford with a lovely Fleur de Lys medallion which is the symbol of Florence, of which he comes from. Sincerely, Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

August 15, 2014

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An Interesting Derby by Roberto Ugolini

  A blog reader had a good day recently by receiving his brand new bespoke Roberto Ugolini shoes. As it is quite a unique design (and cool shoe) he thought that he would share it with me (which I am glad that he did!). As it was indeed unique, I thought that I would share it all with you, since I am sure that like me, many of you enjoy seeing a new execution of […]

April 22, 2014

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The Blogger – His Role

Dear Readers, I hope that you all had a lovely long weekend (for those whose country celebrates Easter) and if not, at least had a nice, normal weekend. Today I want to talk about what I and many of the other bloggers out there do. This is not a rant per se, but more of an education as to what we do in order to provide all of you good content to read. What springs […]

March 20, 2014

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Multiple Colors in One Shoe

As much as I understand the practicality of a monotone shoe, I just can’t help but feel attracted to two tone shoes. This one being no exception. While I usually like to be a bit bold and mix contrasting colors (in my own shoes), these days I find myself being quite attracted to the idea of mixing complementing colors that are similar in shade. While they are still a bit different and easily recognizable (to […]

June 20, 2013

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Bespoke Shoe Porn and Shoes on Sale!

Courtesy of CC-Cocinella Dear Readers, Well, to be honest, I am not in the greatest of moods today, which makes me quite uninspired to write anything, so this post will be short but hopefully still sweet. Atop you can see a beautiful bespoke shoe by Roberto Ugolini which is probably one of the most visual pleasing shoes that I have seen in awhile. While possibly considered garish to some, I find it to be stunning! […]

June 18, 2013

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Beauty in the Detail

I have said it ten trillion times before and I will at least say it once more: the beauty of a shoe (and it’s pattern) is in the detail. Roberto Ugolini hit that detail right on the head with this lovely rendition of a saddle shoe. Not only do I like the little notch that he created on the saddle part itself, but even more intrigued by the fact that he added a heel counter […]

May 24, 2013

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Rants, Raves, Braves & Some Shoe Porn

Today is just one of those days where I am quite bored of talking about shoes and find myself a bit more inclined to talk about something that bothers me a bit, not in the sense that it personally disrupts my being, but rather makes me feel sad for society and how we are becoming (or rather how we have always been….). Like many of the people who live in London, I am subjected to […]

February 21, 2013

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Roberto Ugolini Bespoke U-Cap’s

The author of former blog, Suitorial (now Suitology) wrote me up a few months back, telling me that he had just recently moved to London and wanted to say hello in person. At the time, I was at Selfridges, so I told him to come along there so that we could have a chat. As admirer’s of each others work, it was nice to be finally meeting in physical form and not just over the […]

March 21, 2012

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Feast Your Eyes! – Roberto Ugolini

Shoes by: Roberto Ugoini, Photo Courtesy of: Gentleman’s Gazette Dear All, I am feeling a bit under the weather today, and therefore do not have the capacity to write anything longer than a sentence or two. That being, I want you to study this amazing picture, taken by the author of Gentleman’s Gazette, of some of the collection of Roberto Ugolini (Florentine bespoke shoemaker) and ask yourself, “what if this was my shoe wardrobe?” Imagine […]