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Monthly Archive: November 2013

November 29, 2013

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Septieme Largeur Expand to Singapore

Every companys’ dream should be to find themselves expanding internationally in some fashion or another. That great day has come for Septieme Largeur and it takes place in the form of their very own shop in the heart of Singapore. Not only is this great news for the brand but also for the people of Singapore, as I have heard time and time again from my blog readers based there, that the selection of well […]

November 28, 2013

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TheShoeSnob.com is Live!

  Dear Readers, Okay, so I am finally back from my trip to the States and boy am I shattered!! What a long trip. It was rewarding however and I had a great time meeting all of you that came out to support. On another positive note, I have achieved my first stockist, Leatherfoot of Toronto. For those of you that live in Toronto, you should find my shoes in their shop around March/April 2014 […]

November 26, 2013

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Ronnie Fieg’s Fashion Hikers

  I have always had an internal battle with winter and the attire. On one hand, I absolutely love the idea of getting bundled up and layering lovely coats upon lovely clothes underneath, adding a nice scarf and looking well presented. But the battle came down below with the footwear, a battle that I am sure that many people who wear nice shoes have. What do you do when it snows? Suffer, that’s for sure! […]

November 23, 2013

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Beautiful Black Brogue by Bestetti

Bet you didn’t realize that I made you use five ‘B’ words in a row when reading the title of this blog post in your head? I didn’t realize it either until the end of it and said to myself, ‘whoa, what a funny coincidence!’ Anyway enough being a five year old and onto these lovely stunners by my good friend Mr. Riccardo Bestetti. Starting this blog, 3.5 years ago, I did not much appreciate […]

November 21, 2013

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La Beaute’ du Geste

Dear Readers, Here is a video on the great craftsmanship that still exists in the world today, whether it be in shoes, cars, food, jewelry etc. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to see how great products get constructed with passion and creativity and the people behind them. This video was created by Mr. Hugo Jacomet of Parisian Gentleman, in conjunction with Maison Corthay. I hope that you enjoy it. On another note, if […]

November 19, 2013

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Some Serious Brogues!

  I have always liked a nice brogue, even a bit of a heavy one. I don’t really own the heavy ones but have always appreciated their appeal as stompers that could last you the rest of your life and look nice underneath a pair of jeans. And I don’t think that anyone does a proper heavy brogue better than those of the Austrian/Hungarian block. George Materna in particular, as shown in this post, can […]

November 16, 2013

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Edward Green Hove – A Great Single Monk!

I hope that you guys can appreciate me posting on my trip as I am getting so frustrated using WordPress on my Samsung tablet. It’s taken me about 20 minutes just to get this far!! Tablets suck for doing blogs and uploading images!!! Urghhhhhh!! Okay enough venting….. So I have recently been seeing this lovely brogued single monk by Edward Green popping up all over the internet. I have always liked this model as it […]

November 15, 2013

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Navy Grain Boot by Crockett & Jones

  So I have finally managed to find a few seconds of spare time on my North American Tour and thought that I would share with you a great looking winter boot that Crockett & Jones just recently released fot their A/W2013 collection. What really intrigued me was the fact that it was a navy grain, something that you really dont see too often. Being the sucker that I am for the color blue, you […]

November 11, 2013

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Off to NYC!!

  Dear Readers, As many of you may know, tomorrow I will be embarking on my journey to the States/Canada. Needless to say I am quite excited but also a bit nervous at the same time (only because I want to do well). As always, I will do my absolute best to keep the blog a priority and update as often as possible, but as I will be working nonstop the posts may not come […]

November 8, 2013

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The Rise of East Asian Produced Footwear

  It’s amazing to see how far the shoe industry has come in last 10 years. Back then, it was strictly all about Italy, England, a bit of US made shoes and some French ones too…but England and Italy were the dominant players. Now it’s all changed. While England and Italy still remain dominant players on the team of countries, they have slowly been losing their proportion of the power as countries such as Spain, […]