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Monthly Archive: June 2016

June 13, 2016

Alexander Nurulaeff of Dandy Shoe Care – Interview

In an effort to get the blog back to its roots of truly feeding the readers the knowledge that they are yearning for, I had the idea to get back into doing interviews. With the help of my colleague Stacey who gave me the idea to dive into the world of patina, we are kicking off this interview series with none other than Alexander Nurulaeff of Dandy Shoe Care. He just had his birthday last […]

June 10, 2016

Shoe Patterns by Atelier Kobayashi (Tokyo)

Out of all of the stages of shoemaking, I always found pattern making to be the most interesting and fascinating. Now don’t get me wrong, while I personally love creating the design of the shoe, last making and the creation (putting them all together) are equally important and intriguing as well. But being more of a designer (in my head) the way to truly express that vision is through the pattern (and then the last […]

June 8, 2016

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Father’s Day Deals from The Shoe Snob

Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s crazy to think that we are in early June­ where has this year gone to? It’s also the time of year to celebrate your Father or the Father of your children for Father’s Day on 19th June. Whilst we all never forget Mother’s Day, sometime Fathers day can seem to go under the radar a touch but we all need to thank the important men in our lives. Growing up with a father whom […]

June 7, 2016

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The Shoe Snob Team is Growing

A few months ago we asked for donations to help support the growth of The Shoe Snob by attempting to find someone that could replace many of my duties. While we did not earn nearly enough to be able to do that, we did earn enough to put towards the wage of someone that we have just recently hired, who is not only helping us in business development but also slowly taking over some of […]

June 6, 2016

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Barbanera ‘Once upon a time in Italia’ collection – Sneak Peek

Barbanera has a new collection soon coming out titled ‘Once Upon A Time In Italia.’ While I won’t divulge too much on what that means as the official launch of it is not until their display at Pitti Uomo (in the main pavilion, lower level), I can say that the idea of this collection is very nice indeed, especially for those that truly understand Italian culture and heritage. And from the sneak peek that I […]

New Japanese Brand Set to Stun! – Floriwonne by FG Trente

  Floriwonne by FG Trente is yet another brand that I have found on Instragram courtesy of Bespoke-Makers account. I can’t say that I am quite sure if it is a collaboration between a patina artist (what I presume to be Floriwonne) and a shoemaker (FG Trente) but all that I do know is that the shoes are beautiful and have shape like a laser cut diamond! With their Japanese perfection in making, they also […]

June 2, 2016

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Cool Shoes From Instagram

                                                                    Saint Crispins                                                                        Laszlo Vass     [...]

June 1, 2016

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Leffot Launches Chicago Shop This A/W

It is always nice to see good businesses expanding and it appears that one of the pioneers of multi-brand shoe shops of the upper calibre, Leffot, has finally been able to take his (Steven Taffel – owner) initial idea and expand it to another great city in the US: the city of Chicago! And it is well done on him as I feel that Chicago was always one of those places that needed a shop […]