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Monthly Archive: May 2016

May 16, 2016

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Carlos Santos for Herring Shoes

Carlos Santos is on the rise, so it would appear. Two major retailers in the industry picked them up this year and it seems that a once relatively unknown factory hailing from Portugal will start making major waves from 2016 onward. UK Retailer Herring Shoes who sells mainly UK brands, decided to have a go at another countries footwear and not only that but going rather bold with the offering in both color and design. […]

May 13, 2016

More of Corthay’s New Arrivals

A few weeks back I gave you a snippet of Corthay’s latest creations and instead of doing it bit by bit again, I have decided to just give you the whole lot! So here is little text but lots of imagery for your to feast your eyes on! And remember that the J.FitzPatrick Button Shoe (Aurora) Pre-Sale with a 10% discount ends this Sunday evening so don’t miss your opportunity to save a few […]

May 11, 2016

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Riccardo Bestetti Cowboy Boots

I will start by saying that personally, I don’t like cowboy boots. But as a shoe lover in general and someone that likes the craft sides of things, I can really appreciate not only the art that goes into a pair of cowboy boots but also the immense craftsmanship that does too. And while you wouldn’t catch me dead in any of these boots, I really admire them for their beauty as works of art, […]

May 10, 2016

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The Shoe Snob Email Hacked – Please Read

Dear Readers, Most of you will not be affected by what happened but to explain nonetheless one of our associates email address was hacked and due to that, his email sent out a phishing scheme email enticing people to open an attached document. If you received this email, as shown in the screenshot above, please do not attempt to open the document and simply delete it. If you do this, nothing would have happened to […]

May 9, 2016

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The Beauty of a Good Background

Ever since starting my shoe line I have become more and more interested in photography as a form of art. It is quite amazing how the smallest details can really enhance a photo and vice versa, how the smallest details can also ruin a photo. I saw this photo on Instagram of a bespoke sample by Stefano Bemer and was blown away not only by the shoe but mainly by the photography itself (as the […]

May 6, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick Button Shoe — The Aurora — PRE-ORDER

They say that style is always revisited from time past. Well, I am unsure if they actually wore button shoes in the Victorian era but with the success of the button boot that they did wear, we couldn’t help but give it a go and try to bring back some more of that Victorian elegance to modern day society. While the button boot was all about contrast, I thought that we would switch it up […]

May 5, 2016

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My Latest Visit to Edward Green on Jermyn St.

As I am now secluded to a lower ground level showroom that doesn’t really see the light of day, I cherish my daily walks to the cobbler. That lovely 30 minute round trip always takes me down a route in which I inevitably have to walk on Jermyn st. It’s quite nice really as it gives me no excuse not to keep up with what is going on in the world of English footwear. Therefore, […]

May 4, 2016

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Bowling Style Trainers by Crockett & Jones

I have a love/hate relationship with the bowling style smart trainer that many high end makers tend to make for the ‘sneaker’ like model. Usually you see it in the common black and tan offerings but what really caught me off guard this time around was the beautiful blue leather that Crockett & Jones sourced and used for this new trainer of theirs. It’s the type of blue that really can’t be mistaken for any […]

May 3, 2016

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Where Have the Manners Gone? – Rant

Let me preface this by saying this has nothing to do with shoes. Every now and then, I get so fed up with how people act here in London that I just have to vent it out. I would do so a lot more often if this blog was not tied to a business but as it is, I try to keep these rants to a minimum. But as I have a platform to speak […]