The Shoe Snob Blog

Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 30, 2011

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Boat Shoes – Sebago Fall/Winter 2011

While I still consider myself a relatively small-time blogger, at least in terms of daily hits, I have recently had the pleasure of being invited to a couple of events/showcases for several shoe brands, one of which, as you can see above, was Sebago. It’s great because I always enjoy seeing shoes in the flesh (no surprise there) and also being part of the introduction to new brands/seasons/sub-lines etc. While Sebago is definitely not a […]

May 29, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Imai Hiroki Slippers

I love the internet!!! When using it, you constantly have informational gold just at the end of your fingertips, so long as you know how to capitalize on it. That being, I was able to discover this Japanese bespoke shoe maker (or more he discovered me), Imai Hiroki, who makes some of the most incredible shoes that I have ever seen and has some of the most beautiful pictures of Japan on his site. After […]

May 27, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Laszlo Vass

I know that you hear this all of the time from me, but I have really been in the mood for a pair of double monks, as I do not have a pair. Those and some loafers!! This pair here by Laszlo Vass is simply stunning. The color is unique and delightful, the monk strap (the actual part) is just the right design, and the buckles are subtle and simple. What more could you ask […]

May 26, 2011

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Customer’s Shoes – Corthay

I have never had the pleasure of actually dealing with a pair of Corthay shoes in the flesh before but just two days ago I was able to actually hold, admire and put a wicked shine on a pair of his classic two eyelet derby’s called ‘Arca.’ Let me tell you, they are absolutely stunning and are the real deal. You could easily tell the quality was superb and that the shoes had all of […]

May 22, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Rider Boot Co.

I must say that these are absolutely stunning!! The fabric on these just might be one of the nicest one’s that I have seen thus far, paired with a boot or shoe. I particularly like when a black leather shoe (or boot) is paired with a fabric that is a mixture between black and white, which in turn gives off a gray look, as is the case with this amazing herringbone tweed by Rider Boot […]

May 20, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – George Cleverley

These just might be one of the prettiest brogues that I have ever seen. They simply look immaculate and have a very clean-looking feel about them and that is always what drives me towards a shoe. The gimping (shark teeth like design around hole perforations) is very small and does not detract from the design as some brogues do when their gimping is large and overbearing on the eye. And the color — it’s quite […]

May 19, 2011

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My Shoes #21 – Sperry #1

† On that note of American’s favorite summer shoe and Sperry’s, I just recently got back one of my favorite shoes of all time. For me, the navy blue and white classic Sperry boat shoe is universal! I can wear them with anything except a suit and the outfit will coordinate. And to prove just that, I decided to dress them up a little bit for this party that I want to and create an […]

May 17, 2011

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Driving Loafers – Europe’s Summer Shoe

Depending on where you live in this world, there is always a shoe that acts as one’s ‘go-to’ model once the hot days of spring and summer start to show their face. In tropical places you have the flip-flop, in the States you have the boat shoe, and in Europe you have espadrilles and even better yet, the driving loafer. But the greatest thing about driving loafers, is that if you have the right model […]

May 16, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – J.M. Weston

I know that I usually will do a full post on Mondays, but today I moved the majority of my stuff from Brighton to London and am simply too tired to write a 2-3 hour post. I promise, though, that tomorrow I will be back on track with a full post on driving loafers, so be on the look out!! That aside, I wanted to share with all of you this beautiful spat boot by […]

May 14, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Corthay

You can never go wrong with a simple and beautiful burgundy shoe. And while this statement, in my mind, rings truer than true, it is still strange to me the lack of burgundy shoes that you will notice on the shelves of shoe stores/departments. It’s funny too, because the most simple design, which could be construed as boring, can also be the most elegant and beautiful, when it comes to a burgundy shoe. With black […]