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Monthly Archive: June 2017

Norman Vilalta Launches Gladiator Brogue for RTW/MTO at Pitti 92

For those of you that are fans of the brogue of all brogues, you will be pleased to know that Spanish shoemaker, Norman Vilalta, is currently showcasing his new RTW/MTO model at Pitti Uomo 92, hopefully to be ready soon for ordering by the general public. Inspiration taken from one of his old bespoke samples from years gone, it would appear that Norman found that this model should finally hit the streets with the offering of […]

June 13, 2017

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Holden & Green Summer Sale Now Live

For those of you that do not know, Holden & Green is a new British brand specializing in entry level welted shoes. They have only been around for a few months with their own label but started as a company selling off leftovers from other brands, and still doing so. Seeing a gap in the market for something of a lower pricepoint but with a higher level of finishing to what you find in other […]

June 12, 2017

Shoe Art by Jon Leigh

  Art can be a beautiful thing. I mean, I not a huge fan of a lot of the stuff you see in modern museums and what not, but I love a good drawing/painting. Once again, thanks to Instagram, it is now easier to find good artists that without social media would have been hard to discover. Yet another reason that makes me love this app. When I discovered Jon Leigh (of London), I really […]

June 9, 2017

J.FitzPatrick — ‘Whole Cut Chelsea & Jodhpur Boots’ — PreSale at 20% off!

https://www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com/collections/pre-sale We are excited to announce we are holding a Pre-Sale of our new Wholecut Chelsea Boot- The Alki and some more colours in the popular Jodhpur Boot- The Genesee. The Alki: A Chelsea Boot has always been something we wanted to do in our collection and we now finally have a pattern we are really happy with. The Chelsea Boot is a classic and we wanted to offer something slightly different from the ‘norm’. […]

The Shoe Snob Spring Cleaning – PRICE DROP!!!!

There are only two pairs left of those that I am selling and I have just price dropped them! Both only worn once and are handmade, bespoke footwear. The shoes go quick so don’t hesitate to snag them up before they go. But if you need to ask questions, please email me at justin@theshoesnob.com Thanks as always for your support! Sincerely, Justin, “The Shoe Snob” (shop at link below or in the menu bar of […]

June 6, 2017

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New Summer Collection at Septieme Largeur Geneva

Summer time is fast approaching and many places are already becoming extremely warm and humid, as it was during my time in Italy. Therefore, what you are noticing is that suede shoes are looking more and more appealing to gravitate towards. Septieme Largeur took advantage of this idea and went full blown on the suede shoe selection for their new S/S release, making 7 different models (I missed one for photos – the longwing brogue) […]

June 5, 2017

My Trip to Florence

In my life I have been extremely fortunate to have traveled the world and even lived in some very beautiful places, one of them being Florence, Italy, from 2008-2009. And even though I left many years ago, a piece of my heart remains there in memory and nostalgia. Luckily in recent years I have been able to make an excuse to go back at least once a year by attending the ever growing menswear show, […]

June 2, 2017

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New Belts 3 for £200 & Father’s Day Gifts From The Shoe Snob

We are excited to announce we have taken delivery of some new colours to add to our belt collection ready for the Summer! There are 4 new colours to choose from in the braided belts (Burgundy, Green, Khaki and Dark Brown). These are a great addition for your Summer wardrobe to wear with jeans,chinos and shorts! On top of that, due to popular demand we have added some more Leather Calf/Suede belts to the collection to […]

Leather Soles vs Rubber Soles

There is long debate on the differences between leather soles vs rubber soles with regards to comfort/durability/elegance etc. So I thought it wise to create a post in order to discuss all of the points and shed some light on certain myths that need debunking. I will break it up into the main topics that tend to be discussed labeling both pro’s and con’s for each in order for you to understand better the truth […]