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October 16, 2020

Shoe Review: TLB Mallorca ‘Artista’

For those that do not know, TLB Mallorca is one of the newer brands hailing from Spain but unlike the countless ones made by other factories, TLB is actually its own brand and factory. Started by Antonio Barceló, whose upbringing in the shoe industry started at a young age but blossomed as one of the owners of Yanko (another one of the great brands of Mallorca), before deciding to have a run at his very […]

September 10, 2020

Unboxing Series – Paul Parkman

Here is an unboxing video on Turkish shoemaker, Paul Parkman, who is easily making some of the boldest and unique footwear in the market today. Not your average Goodyear welted classic shoes that I tend to speak on but throwing a bit of a curveball in the mix for all of you that appreciate the more flashy side of the shoe industry! Find this pair at Paul Parkman Online  

May 25, 2020

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Yeossal’s Custom Trousers – Enhance Your Shoe Display

For those that have noticed, I have been wearing a lot of Yeossal clothing as of late. As one of my Supporters/Advertisers who actually offers something besides shoes, we found a happy medium to get me into some of their clothing as I am always looking for great attire that doesn’t break the bank and looks amazing at the same time. Some have seen that I am a huge advocate of their swallow neck collar […]

May 13, 2020

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The Perfect Travel Bag – Frank Clegg

A good travel bag is an essential piece for men that see themselves leaving their house more often than not. There are a lot of bags out there able to be used for your daily travel if not only longer/larger travel needs. And I am convinced that there is only but one “best” of the lot. That bag is Frank Clegg’s Signature Travel Duffle, in the large size, as shown here. I travel a lot. […]

January 13, 2020

The Shoe Snob Unboxing Series – TLB Mallorca

 Here I unbox and talk about one of TLB Mallorca’s Artista Range shoes, the striking adelaide oxford in Burgundy Museum Calf Find the shoes here: https://www.tlbmallorca.com/107-picasso-shoe-musuemcalf-bordeaux If you enjoy my Unboxing videos, please share them on! -Justin

January 2, 2020

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The Shoe Snob Unboxing Series – Frank Clegg Leatherworks

 Here I have the honor of unboxing (or unbagging in reality) a wonderful signature travel bag by Frank Clegg. For those of you that do not know Frank Clegg, they are one of the most respected and well know makes of quality leather goods, Made in America. Their bags are easily the best in the world and with reasonable price tags attached Here I unbag one of their signature models found at the link […]

December 30, 2019

The New ‘Souliers’ Book by Hugo Jacomet

 My good friend Hugo Jacomet of Parisian Gentleman and Sartorial Talks was kind enough to send me one of his new books, Souliers, an ode to some of the finest shoemakers around. It’s a beautiful book that I highly recommend to any shoe enthusiast and especially if you own a menswear store. It’s a great table piece that all will enjoy reading, if not simply seeing the beautiful photography and great shoes shown! Sartorial […]

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 […]

August 16, 2019

Polo Shirt by Yeossal – The Review

Today, for the first time, I do something different on The Shoe Snob Blog and review a shirt, specifically the new Polo Shirt by Yeossal. I was actually quite surprised when they asked me to review this, as they are not shoes, but am super glad that they did as it has become my absolute favorite shirt in my wardrobe (and truth be told, I have like 50 shirts, so that is saying a lot!). […]

July 9, 2019

Belgian Shoes – A Brief History & NYC Shop Offering

The Belgian loafer is a staple piece in the menswear industry. Its popularity stems beyond the realm of just footwear though, so much so that that the founder was actually knighted for his help in reviving the Belgium shoe manufacturing industry. Its style has been copied time and time again but the classic offering remains King. Here is a small brief on the history and a photo journal of the famous shop in NYC. read […]