The Shoe Snob Blog

Monthly Archive: November 2010

November 29, 2010

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Colored/Contrasting Laces

Shoes By: Markowski When it comes to French shoemakers and French men, in general, I have to say: THEY ARE THE MOST DARING!!!! Even more so than the stylish and bold Italians, the French will do things that no one else does or even tries. A close second may be the Japanese. But where else can you find bright blue shoes paired with pink laces and actually see someone wearing these on the streets? Some […]

November 27, 2010

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Today’s Favorites – More Saddle Shoes

Shoe Above: Lodger † 2 Pairs Above: Tricker’s 3 Pairs Above: Opening Ceremony Considering that saddle shoes are probably my all-time favorite style, there will be numerous times where I post them. If they are not your thing, sorry, deal with it! I love seeing saddle shoes that come in combination’s that are different from the typical golf-shoe looking saddle that has a white-base with a red, blue, or black saddle. To me, while I […]

November 26, 2010

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Today’s Favorites – Black Cap Toe’s

Shoe Above: a.Testoni Shoe Above: Anthony Delos Shoes Above: Gaziano & Girling Shoes Above: John Lobb Shoes Above: Stefano Bemer Considering that black cap toe’s are not my favorite style of shoe, I figured that I might display these now before they get lost forever in my collection of endless photos. While I would much rather own a million other styles, there is nothing that says “let’s get down to business,” better than a black […]

November 25, 2010

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Sole Options – To Bevel Or Not To Bevel???

As technology grows and becomes more readily available, you find that your options in obtaining things become endless. One of these things is the ability to have a goodyear-welted shoe that has a beveled waist and is ready-to-wear. This feature has only recently (several years) been available to the mass public as the machine that is able to do this was created not so long ago. Before that you could get a waist that was […]

November 24, 2010

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Shoes Of The Week

Men’s Shoes:† J.M. Weston † Picture Courtesy Of: Leffot Lately, I have been quite stuck on boots and colorful shoes with multiple materials and I figured that it was time to go back to the other spectrum of the shoe industry that I love: the classics. Some days you have this urge to wear something bright, different or just something that you know that no one else will own, but other days provide for simplicity […]

November 23, 2010

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Another Blogroll Addition

Dear Readers, As you may know, sharing is caring and in the this day and age where blogging is the mainstream media outlet for almost everything, it is nice to be able to share with others might not be so easily found, especially when it is content from another country. I recently met a fellow blogger who has a site of his own that caters to not only men but also the ladies. The site […]

November 23, 2010

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My Shoes #7 – Stefano Bemer Suede Chukka’s

† † When it comes to boots there is nothing better than a brown suede chukka boot. It’s versatility is unparalleled, it’s look is timeless and it’s range, for time-of-year wear-ability, is the longest within the boot realm. This pair here, by Stefano Bemer, is my pride and joy. It has been through many different seasons, seen many different terrains and even been worn with outfits as casual as jeans and a polo all the […]

November 22, 2010

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November 20, 2010

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How To Put A Patina On Your Shoes

While I am no French master when it comes to putting a patina on a pair of shoes, I am quite proud of my first attempt at actually doing so. During my apprenticeship, in Italy, my good friend Matteo (who learned how to make shoes in France), put a reverse patina on a pair of brown slip on’s. You might be thinking what is a ‘reverse patina?’ Well, a patina is when your shoe’s coloring […]

November 19, 2010

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Blogroll Addition

To all my readers, both ladies and gentleman, I present you the newest addition to my blogroll: If The Shoe Doesn’t Fit A new site dedicated solely to the buying, selling and even swapping of shoes! Much like the eBay idea, but without all the hassle of a million fees and sifting through a ton of stuff. While the site is still relatively small, it has a lot of room to grow and be great! […]