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Monthly Archive: March 2012

March 30, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Dimitri Gomez French Derby

I just realized that I don’t own any derby shoes, not dress ones at least, just those blue suede/white sole Churchs. Funny that, even funnier that I never really realized it, nor have even thought to purchase one with a leather sole. I have always known that I am not the biggest fan of them, but it never occurred to me that due to that, they were left overlooked in the wardrobe department. I have […]

March 29, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Carmina

There is a sleeping giant in the shoe industry that not many people realize yet is soon going to be a major player, and that giant is Spain. For many years, Spain has been a producer of high quality shoes coming from several factories such as Carmina (which is shown here) and Magnanni, not to mention others that are less known. But only until recently, I believe, have people started to catch on, as the […]

March 28, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – John Lobb

This shoe, by John Lobb, called ‘Abbey’ just might be my all-time favorite shoe ever created by the illustrious maker. There are many things that draw me to it. First off, the fact that I feel that it cannot really be labeled. It’s hard to create a shoe that does not really fall into one of the common categories, at least not a classic shoe. Maybe some awful trendy shoe that is such a concoction […]

March 27, 2012

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What I Am Wearing

The Astaire by Gaziano & Girling is hands-down my all-time favorite spectator (co-respondent). Every different part of it was designed perfectly, particularly the facing, with all of it’s beautiful curves. When I decided that I was going to get it, I was almost a bit nervous in deciding what colorway that I wanted it in. Not that it was frightening or anything, but as I love the shoe so much, I wanted to enhance it […]

March 26, 2012

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Socks or No Socks: That’s The Question…..

DO – This guy, has mastered wearing no socks with a dress-casual outfit It has been awhile since I have done a controversial piece, yet as my moniker is ‘The Shoe Snob,’ and I do have quite strong feelings about many things within the shoe world, I felt that it was about time that I spoke my mind about something which needs speaking about. As is evident from the title, the date today (being Spring […]

March 23, 2012

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Balmoral Boot Porn

I was never quite the biggest fan of pairing black with a burgundy and/or an oxblood/merlot type of color, but I must admit that the more that I studied this prototype of mine (for wear-testing), the more that the combination of colors grew on me. Having friends and colleagues try it on, wearing jeans, suits, dress casual trousers etc., the more that I felt that these colors actually go quite nice together. It never presented […]

March 22, 2012

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What I Am Wearing

The thing about me, is that I love blue, as you might know from previous posts, or as you might be able to tell by looking at this outfit. I mean, with the exception of the shoes, there is some form of blue in every other piece of my outfit. Some might find this excessive, but as I love it, it doesn’t matter. Now what I am getting at, is that I think that a […]

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 […]

March 20, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Septieme Largeur

I figured that while I have been pitching wholecuts quite tough for the last few weeks or so, I might as well keep on! I mean, how could I not after seeing these bad boys by Septieme Largeur? It just makes sense, doesn’t it? I think so…..Nevertheless, the beauty about having a custom patina done on your shoes is the fact that you can have any shade of color that you would like, and even […]

March 18, 2012

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The eBay Experience

I have never been someone who has had a whole lot of patience, unfortunate as that may be. This downfall has prohibited me from taking part in many things…like learning how to actually hit the ball in golf, reading a book past the first 10 pages (it better grab me), and last but not least, taking advantage of the wonderful creation called eBay. Some things are obviously more important than others, in terms of helping […]