The Shoe Snob Blog

Monthly Archive: March 2017

March 10, 2017

Written by , Posted in European, News, RTW Makers

J.FitzPatrick PreSale Round 2 – The Hawthorne Butterfly Loafer

Round 2 of the J.FitzPatrick PreSale is kicking off and this time it’s with the illustrious Butterfly loafer that has been a very underrepresented yet iconic model in the shoe industry. Putting a slightly twist on the original version with a hand sewn apron (as opposed to the brogued version), J.FitzPatrick Footwear thought to give this model a chance in the industry by offering it in 6 colorways that can appeal to everyone. The Hawthorne […]

March 9, 2017

How To Restore Your Creased Leather Shoes – Video Tutorial

A shoe is rarely beyond recovery unless you are the type to never use shoes trees, wears his shoes every day and doesn’t think polish is necessary. But for those that simply wear their shoes hard and every now and then find them in a quite a creased state, following these simply steps can help you at least get your shoes into a top form again. But beware, heating the leather can also have adverse […]

London Super Trunk Show — Brand Showcase #4 – Hiro Yanagimachi

For many regular readers Hiro Yanagimachi will not need much of an introduction after taking the high end shoe industry by storm in the last few years, particularly with one of the best Instagram accounts out there constantly serving up things of beauty in image form. The beauty about his visit to our London Super Trunk is that very rare that Japanese bespoke shoemakers actually visit Europe for trunk shows, which makes it extra special […]

March 3, 2017

Written by , Posted in News

Importation Taxation Changes in the US

One year later for those that missed it…….. March, 2016 — For those of you that don’t live in the US nor sell to the US, this post might not interest you but for brands that sell non-luxury goods (i.e. below a certain price) and sell to the US and those of you in the US who love to buy international products, well I have good news for those that have not yet heard. http://tamebay.com/2016/03/increased-de-minimis-to-800-for-us-tax-duty-free-imports.html […]

March 1, 2017

Written by , Posted in News

London Super Trunk Show – World Championship of Shoe Shining

During the London Super Trunk Show on May 13 there will be the first World Championships in Shoe Shining, in collaboration with Saphir, where three finalists will have 20 minutes to polish a shoe as beautiful as possible. This competition is open for amateurs and professionals, and we now open the qualification for the final where you send in a picture of a well polished pair of shoes. In this post you can read all the […]