The Shoe Snob Blog

Monthly Archive: September 2019

September 30, 2019

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Carmina on The Marketplace

Our ‘Buy & Sell’ Forum, the Marketplace, has a lot of great shoes at a lot of great prices. And the famous Spanish shoemaker, Carmina, has a lot of solid pairs on offer. Some at great prices for great pieces, others are a bit inflated in their pricing. But the beauty of The Marketplace is that you can make ‘offers’ to the sellers in case they are inflating the asking price. But at the same […]

September 27, 2019

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My Style – Brown Shoes and Blue Suits

Back when I worked on Savile Row, I used to wear a tie every day. In the last 5 years, I think that I can count on my two hands the amount of times I have worn a tie. I put one on the other day and it felt good to do so, even though I was quite warm that day! It’s funny, how I have included myself in this new ‘casual wave’ of dress […]

September 25, 2019

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Aubercy Ghillies in Red & Green!

  The Ghillie Brogue The traditional Ghillie brogue is not for everyone. But it is quite striking for sure and very dandy for those that look to be a bit more on the bold side. This version here by the Parisian shoemaker, Aubercy, is an elegant twist to the classic Scottish shoe model. Keeping relatively true to the original, updated design, Aubercy put a more French style last shape to it, elongating the toe and […]

September 23, 2019

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Mario Bemer Firenze on The Shoe Snob Marketplace

Mario Bemer Firenze (not the actual Mario Bemer whose now set up Mario Bemer USA) has listed some shoes on The Marketplace. I have always loved the featured model and one lucky chap shall grab these! Can’t wait to see someone rocking that in an outfit. The shoes range from UK8 – UK11 and are priced at $600 Some good finds for those interested in the Bemer brand! https://marketplace.theshoesnobblog.com/

September 20, 2019

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NYC Sample Sale – J.FitzPatrick Footwear x J.Mueser

J.FitzPatrck Footwear is having another sample sale in NYC this coming week, in conjunction with J.Mueser Time: September 23rd-25th, 2019 Monday 10am – 8pm Tuesday 10am – 7pm Wednesday 10am – 6pm Location: 14 Christopher St. Suite 1 New York – 10014 (big brown door next to French Cafe, 3rd floor, door on the left) We have a ton of great shoes to get onto the feet of anyone that is in or around the […]

September 19, 2019

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A Quick Trip to Leffot NYC

I took a quick pit stop into Leffot in NYC yesterday to say hello to Steven and see what they had on offer and was very happy to see many beautiful things in the shop. For those that do not know, Steven Taffel, who created Leffot in NYC, is one of the pioneers of the multi-brand shoe shops in the US that actually brought quality shoemakers like Aubercy, Gaziano & Girling, Norman Viltala etc (all […]

September 18, 2019

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Septieme Largeur Expands to Taiwan

Septieme Largeur has recently expanded its operations to Taiwan in order to further grow its brand in the Southeast Asia region. And the work/patina’s being produced in the Taiwan shop are phenomenal, as you can clearly see in this post. There has been a huge surge in the demand for high quality shoes in Asia and it is quite amazing to see how the idea of quality is shifting to include Asian manufacturers and not […]

September 17, 2019

Paul Parkman – A Shoe Review

Shoes made out of Turkey has become another population destination for intricate shoe design and construction, as these Turkish factories offer everything under the sun. Paul Parkman was one of the original brands to come out with Turkish made shoes and have done a great job at creating a very sought after brand for those that like shoes on the more bold side of things. Paul Parkman was kind enough to send me a shoe […]

September 16, 2019

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Kanpekina Rare Find – On Sale

Japanese shoemaker Kanpekina is a tough find outside of Japan. For a while, there were some French stockists carrying them but think that this fell through over time and eventually stopped carrying them. And thus other than that, getting a pair was exclusive to purchasing a flight to Japan, which we all know is not cost-effective. But it seems like one French gentleman purchased a pair while they were available, had the French sole treatment […]

September 14, 2019

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Skoaktiebolaget Pop Up at Permanent Style Shop – London

The words from Stockholm shop, Skoaktiebolaget, on their upcoming pop up in London. Make it down to Savile Row to check out their sleection! Skoaktiebolaget London Pop Up We are getting close to the Skoaktiebolaget London Pop Up. September 17-21 37 Savile Row Welcome! We will carry a full range of trial shoes for Löf & Tung UK 6 – 12 in S and T lasts as well as RTW from Löf & Tung, Enzo […]