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Monthly Archive: November 2014

November 12, 2014

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Hand Stitching by G&G

So I am here in the wee hours of the morning in Hong Kong, having spent half a day here and already seeing so many things and finally have spent my first bit of time in Asia. It’s quite different here to be honest, but as I am someone who always appreciates seeing new cultures and experiencing their essence, I must say that for the first night here, I have enjoyed myself quite a bit […]

November 10, 2014

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Suede Adelaides by Roberto Ugolini

Dear Readers, I am scrambling to get everything sorted for my 2 week trip to Asia hence the delay in getting anything up on the blog until this point in the day. Just to wet your appetite for footwear. I wanted to show you this lovely Roberto Ugolini bespoke suede oxford with a lovely Fleur de Lys medallion which is the symbol of Florence, of which he comes from. Sincerely, Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

November 7, 2014

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The Shoe Snob Socks!

We have finally added a new product to our selection of goodies at and what is better than some nice, knee-length socks in Egyptian Cotton Lisle? Currently coming in 11 colors, which is hopefully enough to sink your teeth into, we are confident that you will find something that suits your needs! This is only the beginning, so stay tuned as we continuously try to add not only new colorways, but of course, new […]


Gaziano & Girling Foster & Son Bespoke George Cleverley Corthay Edward Green for Leather Soul

November 5, 2014

Loafers by Corno Blu

Saddle strap (not necessarily saddle per se, but full strap) loafers –like the one above– seem to be making a big come back these days. Putting the strap just on top of the vamp –like the one below– for me just isn’t as appealing anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I like them still, but something about that extending strap makes it more intriguing for me (and I am starting to believe that this might be […]

November 4, 2014

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Radek Zachariáš – Czech Bespoke Maker

The question is how many bespoke shoemakers are there in the world? I reckon about 150-200, maybe even more if we think about the ones that are in China and India (yes they do exist) that we have never, nor will ever hear about. The beauty of Instagram is that we actually now have the chance to discover them, as the ones that can’t make a website, will at least have an Instagram account. You […]

November 3, 2014

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Bespoke Gaziano & Girling Boots – FINISHED!

After much anticipation I have final received my bespoke boots by Gaziano & Girling! (to see the start of this process see HERE and HERE). It’s been a long process and it’s nice to have finally seen the end result and my design realized. From the drawing below, you can see a few changes (such as the extended saddle/facing piece) as well as the shortening of the cap. But these were all things that I […]