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Monthly Archive: February 2016

February 29, 2016

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The New Leatherfoot Emporium

It would appear that Leatherfoot has been busy in the last few years, building the greatest thing to come out of Toronto since, well….I don’t know really? But anyway, the new emporium that they are creating looks like quite the destination shop for those of you a bit more sartorial minded and with a taste for the finer things in life. Set in what looks like to be a pre-1900 building, is their new lovely […]

February 26, 2016

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The Shoe Snob Beechwood Shoe Trees Now On Sale!

As some of you might have noticed from last Friday’s post, we at the The Shoe Snob sourced new shoe tress for our accessory range, ones that allowed us to make them have more of an identity that corresponded to our brand, with the red/black coloring. But as we are not interested in holding two stocks of wooden shoe trees, that means that we need to get rid of our old ones to open up […]

February 25, 2016

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Tassels Done Differently – Laszlo Vass

  There aren’t too many ways you can change a tassel loafer. It’s a straight forward design that does not leave room for much else. The exception, as shown here by Laszlo Vass, is to do everything that a tassel loafer would normally have but removing the tassels themselves and just allowing the string to follow through end to end. And I think that it is great! I like tassels too but this is the […]

February 23, 2016

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Scarpe di Bianco at Pitti Uomo 89

My last and final post about Pitti Uomo 89 is all about Scarpe di Bianco shoes, who make a fantastic piece of footwear that are always impressing me with their new models season after season. I was particularly fond of the red u-cap adelaide brogue (as highlighted) as well as the two-toned brown shoe with burnishing and adelaide with raised wingcap and heel counter design (both directly below). Every time I see them I am […]

February 22, 2016

Chukkas With A Twist – Norman Vilalta

I like a chukka boot, I really do. But sometimes I see them (or wear them) and feel a bit bored by the monotony. Every now and then, I feel like it needs to just be stirred up a bit. And that is what I love about Norman Vilalta’s chukka boot that really took the idea of one and twisted it so well that something completely different (yet the same) come into place. Because I […]

February 19, 2016

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The New Shoe Snob Shoe Trees!

For the longest time we have wanted to find a shoe tree that could be more tailored to the identity of The Shoe Snob as a brand. That usually comes in the form of a logo or coloring that matches the essence of the logo/brand. But the catch was to find something that was also economic, well fitting and of good quality. And the day where our search ended has finally come. We found and […]

February 18, 2016

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Septieme Largeur – Gedeon

The shoe-boot model is an acquired taste. You either love it or hate it. It is quite typically French in style and is often seen being attempted by French shoemakers. Here, Septieme Largeur, gives the idea a run for its money and I must say that this might be the best one that I have ever seen, simply for it’s simplistic nature and lack of seams/stitching. All too often it is attempted and the end […]

February 17, 2016

Mario Bemer in 2016

Mario Bemer has come a long way since the launch of his brand and what he started with. At first, he had one last, an idea and a space to project that idea. Since then, he has grown his last selection to 3, changed his production to handwelted only and continues to make an array of models that are different in good way. He is expanding the business now selling to a few select stores […]

February 16, 2016

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Edward Green – New Last, New Models

Another brand always visited at Pitti Uomo is Edward Green. And they always have something new and exciting being added to their mix of greatness. This season, that new detail took place in the form of a new last, the 915. From what I gathered it is a extension of the 82, meaning that they took inspiration from the 82 to make a new last that is ever so slightly more pointed. And I love […]

February 15, 2016

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Burgundy Suede Loafers by Mannina

  Caught wind of this lovely loafer during my last time in Florence and was struck by it’s beauty. I think that this year you will see a lot of burgundy suede. I at least know two companies that are releasing burgundy suede loafers, so do be on the look out if this type of make up intrigues you. Naturally I am attracted to wholecut loafers so when I saw this, I was in awe […]