The Shoe Snob Blog

Monthly Archive: August 2016

August 14, 2016

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Suede Shoes – The Big Misconception

Why is it that so many men are afraid to buy suede shoes for fear of ruining them? Suede is just like any other leather. If you treat it well, it will last a long time, if you don’t maintain it, it will get ruined!! But it’s not guaranteed that if you live in a rainy place you are automatically going to ruin your suede shoes, as one might think. You would just as easily […]

August 12, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick Summer Sale – 2nd Markdown Now Live

We have just reached the two week mark since starting our SUMMER SALE and with that are entering into our FINAL Markdown stage of 33% OFF Seasonal products and will continue with our 10% OFF Core products. The Seasonal products including the Driving Loafers will not be coming back as we enter into the Autumn/Winter season which has some very exciting new additions. So whilst you may all not want to get another summer shoe, now is the time […]

August 10, 2016

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Shoe Shining – Tips & Tricks

  I have written a formal post about how to polish your shoes properly but just recently realized that I have never shared the secrets to overcoming all of the obstacles of getting to be able to consistently polish one’s shoes to said standard. That being, allow me list out some of the tips and tricks that I have learned over the years, from all of my trial and error. Here goes: 1. Shining new […]

August 8, 2016

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Herring + Alfred Sargent = 1966 Collection

Herring shoes has come a long way in the last few years. When I first started out as a blogger, I won’t lie, I was not a fan of what they were selling as it appeared to be predominantly the lower end shoes made by the likes of Loake and Cheaney (doing what looked liked their bottom end work to maintain those low prices). And it was overly English in my eyes. But in the […]

August 7, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick Summer Sale Now Live!

  The J.FitzPatrick Footwear Summer Sale has now begun and there are lots of good things to choose from! We have broken it down into two categories: 1. Core products discounted at 10% and 2. Seasonal products at 20%The Seasonal products will not be coming back so if you happened to like one of them now is your chance to get it before it is gone. That list includes: –All Madison Colorways –Shoreline in Blue […]

August 4, 2016

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The Black Cap Toe Oxford – Your Safe Bet

***Figures have changed since post was originally written*** In the safe world we live in, the black cap toe rules as the ultimate shoe for business wear. It’s usually the first shoe you get when you are a teenager, the one that your parents buy you as your first pair of smart shoes that you will have for special occasions (and then probably never wear). Then again it will most likely be the shoe that […]

August 3, 2016

Septieme Largeur Launches Geneva Shop!

Our favorite success story has struck again. And that is the story of how in 5 years Septieme Largeur has come from a small sub-brand of Markowski, to becoming one of the dominant brands in their sector of the industry with 3 shops in Paris, one in Singapore, another in Taiwan and most recently their new shop in Geneva at 14 rue Verdaine which has just opened. And I can tell you that it is only […]

August 2, 2016

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Permanent Style’s Top Five Shoe Posts

As a blogger, you try to absorb as much as you can from as many places in order to put up great content for your readers. While I never really take anything but pictures, I can tell you that certain blogs have been a source of inspiration and admiration. And for me, one of the many that deserve a lot of credit is Simon Crompton’s Permanent Style. Writing a blog is harder than you may […]

August 1, 2016

Hand Welted/Stitched Cordovan Apron Derbys by Enrile

Spanish shoemaker, Enrile, does a great version of the hand-stitched apron. Enrile’s style of making is more towards that of the Austro-Hungarian style of proper robustly made shoes and while not personally being my favorite shoemaking style, I think that it really lays well with this type of model. Here you can see a few versions that he has done with both machine-stitch upper sewing as well as hand-stitched upper sewing. It’s not often you […]