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June 23, 2020

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Blue Cordovan Monkstraps by Carmina: MINDBLOWING

I keep seeing these Carmina monk straps on my social media feed and the more that I see them, the more I get jealous that I do not own a pair! For those that know me, you know that my favorite color is blue. Always has been. Always will be. And the blue on this Cordovan leather is simply sublime. It is so rich, yet so subtle at the same time. It is distinctly blue […]

June 19, 2020

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TLB Mallorca – Main Line Unboxing

 Here I am unboxing a pair of the main line collection of TLB Mallorca, from Spain I had originally started with their Artista range, the video you can see HERE Great shoes for a great value. Watch the video and check them out! https://www.tlbmallorca.com/

June 15, 2020

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Meermin Unlined Loafers – New Collection

Spanish shoemakers, Meermin Mallorca, has just launched a new collection of unlined loafers for Summer and I must say that the collection is impressive to say the very least. Mainly for its impressive size as they seem to offer nearly all of their new models in this unlined option, in both men and women, from penny loafers to tassel loafers, to my favorite style of theirs which is the plain loafer with a stitched apron. […]

June 4, 2020

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All Suede Lace Boots – Carmina

I really love an all suede lace boot. Especially in snuff, polo or tobacco suede. Yet it is something you do not often see and more often than not is something you have to order solely via Made to Order. It is quite rare that a shoemaker offers one as Ready to Wear. Not unheard of, but rare. And I never understood that as an all suede boot, for me, is so versatile, at least […]

April 24, 2020

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TLB Mallorca – MTO Program Gaining Traction

Spanish shoemaker, TLB Mallorca, has gained a lot of traction in the Marketplace in 2019 and continuing to do so in 2020, especially with the popularity of their Artista collection. Their signature adelaide has blown away much of the industry and is a very very attractive version that has been one of my favorites of recent times. You can see that below (on the feet). So TLB Mallorca came out with some solid foundation for […]

April 16, 2020

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Carmina Custom Weekend – Summer Edition 2020

Carmina has just launched their ‘Custom Weekend’ for Summer 2020, as of yesterday. What this means, is that not only are they waiving all MTO fees, but also giving away free shoe trees with each order. An incredible offer to say the very least. But this offer is only good until April 19th so you have 4 days to get your orders in before the deal of a lifetime goes away. Wishing everyone health and […]

April 2, 2020

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Unique TLB Mallorca Shoes exclusive to Yeossal

Singaporean Atelier of menswear (shoes, clothes, accessories), Yeossal, has an interesting selection of TLB Mallorca shoes that no one else has, not even TLB themselves. I find many of them quite intriguing to say the least, especially the saddle brogue derby which is my favorite among them. Yeossal has done a great job of carefully selecting unique pieces for their collections. A smart move by them, not only for their own local audiences but also […]

February 28, 2020

London Super Trunk Show 2020 – Brand Showcase #2: Norman Vilalta

Our 2nd showcase is none other than my good friend, Norman Vilalta, one of the shoemakers I most respect in this industry. Norman is one of the only brands that has been with us for each year of the event and is always a favorite at the show, which comes as no surprise being that Norman always has new things on offer, great ideas and shoes that no one else does! Norman will surely have […]

February 19, 2020

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Chelseas with a Twist – Carmina Shoemaker

Its refreshing to see Chelsea boots in some sort of dark burgundy/merlot color. In this case Plum Museum Calf. I never understood why this color has not caught on more with the extremely popular boot style: the chelsea. For me, this color goes with everything that a brown calfskin can. And potentially even more and also look better. Yet its very rare that you see one. Naturally I was excited to see this MTO option […]

September 9, 2019

New Shoes on The Marketplace – Sept. 9th

The Shoe Snob Marketplace (or The Marketplace) has really gained some new beauties in the last week. It would seem that people are cleaning out their closets and looking for new homes for their beloved shoes. And some people on here have some real stunners and at great prices. This Carmina in green shell being my favorite and for $490 (plus shipping) is not a bad deal at all considering that they are BRAND NEW!!! […]