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Monthly Archive: February 2011

February 28, 2011

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Customer’s Shoes – And My Shine

Working my concession at Gieves & Hawkes for the last 2 months now, has brought me a few shoes to shine. Unfortunately, most of them are boring black shoes, the typical London businessman type. Not that I am complaining, because some shoes are better than no shoes but it’s always nice to get something different. So when I finally did have a customer that gave me something a little out of the ordinary (and right […]

February 27, 2011

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My Shoes #16 – Momentum

For a while now, I have been eye-balling this style of shoe/boot but was having a hard time finding one that I really liked. That, in part, is because I am picky and secondly because a lot of the boots that come with this style of lacing, usually are accompanied by a super thick and rugged sole that I just don’t like. So when I found these, and the cheap price that went with them […]

February 26, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week

Shoes don’t get much more interesting than this. And who do we have to thank for that? The Japanese and a bespoke shoe firm called Sinner (while I found what I thought to be their website, it did not work?) As I have stated in the past, the French are the masters of color and the Japanese are the masters of being bold and I love them for that. Those red suede, cap-toe, side lace […]

February 24, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Random Ostentatious Shoes

Shoes Above: George’s Shoes Above: Bottega Veneta Shoes Above: Billionaire Couture Shoes Above: Casely Hayford Shoes Above: George’s Shoes Above: Maison Martin Margiela Shoes Above: Martinisi I had all of these shoes just sitting in my ‘randoms’ picture folder and knew that if I did not show them soon, they might get lost in there forever. While I would not wear all of these, I do find all of them quite interesting, to say the […]

February 21, 2011

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Snob Socks – Mes Chaussettes Rouges

One thing that truly separates the sartorially savvy from the sartorially dumb is the right pair of socks. Sure, you could go on the rest of your life matching your socks to your pants and no one would think twice, but how fun is that? Socks are the one thing that you can truly be bold on and still be subtle. For instance, here in England (specifically London) many men dress absolutely conservative (e.g. navy […]

February 20, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – World Premiere

† Brought to you first by The Shoe Snob are these incredible new bespoke offerings in a collaboration between Carreducker and Gieves & Hawkes. As part of the Carreducker’s move into the G&H shop on Savile Row, was a five shoe collaboration agreement between the two companies as a way to offer something that fit the feel of G&H but gave the bespoke uniqueness and creativity that the Carreducker duo display so often in the […]

February 20, 2011

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New Blogroll Addition – The Longwing

Dear Readers, You may think that I am crazy for telling you this, but there is a new shoe blog in town and it is called: †The Longwing Written by my friend Christian, The Longwing is a very informative and detailed blog about the high-end shoe industry and all of the beautiful things that are born into that industry. Being very different from my blog, I hope that this new addition, coupled with mine, can […]

February 18, 2011

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Guest Post From Style Sage

So this week my friend Christian and I decided to do some blog post swapping to give each other’s readers some different content. Our theme of choice was of course shoes and we wanted to share what our essentials were, our go-to shoes. Being that I am American and Christian is British, it is interesting to see the differences in our tastes and essential shoes styles, yet also intriguing to see how two similar people […]

February 17, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – ts(s)

Coming into Spring, it’s great how you see the more colorful stuff come out as well as the wearing of different leathers like nubuck and suede. And while every company is going to have their own version of a white nubuck (or suede) brogue, I am quite fond of the model displayed here by ts(s). Knowing that I absolutely love colored soles (when done properly), what you may not know about me is that I […]

February 14, 2011

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Cheap Shoes – Don’t Kid Yourself

One of the truest statements I ever heard before was from one of my high school friends who is currently a bed salesmen and tells his customers this: “There are two things that you should never go cheap on. One is your shoes and the other is your bed because if you are not using one you are using the other!” When I actually thought about it, he was dead on and I had never […]