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Monthly Archive: April 2013

April 12, 2013

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Words Can’t Describe….

I have always been envious of this boot by Septieme Largeur. First because they are simply and utterly amazing and secondly because I did not think of them myself!! Nevertheless, I always admire seeing what kind of color combinations that they come up with, and it’s even better when it’s done in a patina form as the options are then not only a bit more wild but also unique and thus intriguing. Seeing as how […]

April 11, 2013

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Handstitched Uppers by Enrile

At first glance, you would never guess that this is actually a whole cut shoe. That’s the beauty of design and deception. All of this thick stitching you see was done by hand after the leather was already stitched together by machine at the top line (mouth of the shoe), down to the vamp point (where the laces end on the vamp), thus creating the illusion of a balmoral line, as well as the uniquely […]

April 10, 2013

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G&G – Do They Ever Do Wrong? Nope!

This pattern, for me, looks to be one of the hardest ones to get dead on. I feel that if the last and the pattern aren’t perfectly symbiotic, then this reinvented balmoral style just won’t work. So far there are only two makers that I have seen get this right. One is clearly the G&G’s that you see above and the other is by Romanian shoemaker, Maftei. Both are equally beautiful and require a lot […]

April 8, 2013

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JM Weston – A Review With Story to Tell

THESE SHOES ARE CURRENTLY ON SALE BY MYSELF. WORN ONCE, SIZE UK6 (FIT LIKE 6.5). £250 FOR THEM (PLUS SHIPPING DEPENDING ON COUNTRY). ORIGINAL RETAIL £800. EMAIL JUSTIN@THESHOESNOB.COM FOR SERIOUS ENQUIRIES. A while back, I was invited to an event hosted by JM Weston that was meant to introduce the influencers of London to the ability that JM Weston, as a long standing and successful shoe company, has. As an American living in London, I […]