The Shoe Snob Blog

Monthly Archive: June 2011

June 10, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Clark Throwbacks

The beauty of being on Savile Row and working in a store like Gieves & Hawkes is that you get to see and appreciate well-dressed gentleman on a daily basis. And while the majority of shoes I see them wearing are black, every now and then, I get a treat and stumble upon surprises, such as these Clarks shoes from 22 years ago. Having sold shoes for a few years and many of them being […]

June 9, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Green Monks by Gaziano & Girling

While I can’t really say that I am the biggest advocate of the toe shape, it’s the color paired with the style that is really drawing me to this model by Gaziano & Girling. As mentally sick as this sounds, I am at the point where I own a shoe in every color possible (with the exception that will forever be pink or proper orange) and now I need to start acquiring my second […]

June 6, 2011

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Polish Your Shoes Properly

I know that for some of you, this has been a long time coming. So let me start off by saying sorry for the long wait. Unfortunately some of you may have been expecting a video, but I don’t own a video camera and my regular camera can take about only 10-15 minutes of recording. And since this type of shine takes 2-3 hours and I really only had time to make this post while […]

June 5, 2011

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Ugly Shoes – Always Make Me Smile

When I see shoes like this, I can’t help but feel sorry for the people that actually buy them thinking that they are cool and stylish. Granted, I come from the Western world, where views and norms are quite different than most third world countries, but I can’t imagine that these could be seen as elegant or stylish in any sane person’s eyes. It really makes you understand just how different people views/beliefs/opinions/tastes can be […]

June 4, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Imai Hiroki

When I usually discover something new and I like it, you can bet that for the first few weeks, you will see it several times on my blog, kind of bombarding you. But, hey, when you find gold, you flaunt it. So that takes me back to this Japanese shoe maker, Imai Hiroki, that I have most recently discovered, who I must say, just might make some of the most unique and daring shoes, THAT […]

June 1, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Alfred Sargent

While I am usually not into heavy looking shoes, I must say that this model by Alfred Sargent, is one of the nicest ‘working man’ type of boots that I have ever seen. Thanks to a reader of mine from Finland (who sent me this picture), I was able to gain some appreciation for this ‘denim’ type of boot, as he described it. As I love jeans myself — although I am no ‘denim head’– […]