The Shoe Snob Blog

March 7, 2019

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LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW 2019 – BRAND SHOWCASE #7 — Project TWLV

Project TWLV is a Swedish/Italian quality footwear brand in the midrange price segment, that focuses on Blake-Rapid stitched and Goodyear welted boots. The brand was founded by two people with extensive experience from the shoe industry’s more fashion-oriented sector. Wanting to branch out, they used their knowledge of the industry and contacts gained during there time in it to build their brand and quickly get it’s name widely spread.   Their boot range is vast, with […]

March 6, 2019

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Crockett & Jones – New Camden Tassel (less) Loafer for SS19

Crockett and Jones have broken the mold on their very classic and popular Cavendish loafers by taking away the tassels and the lining to create the new Camden model for Spring/Summer 2019. Coming in the 3 colorways as shown; Ocean, Snuff and Mushroom, your options for versatility in any of the colorways are pretty much endless. I actually love all three colors. The Mushroom is particularly interesting though. The Snuff is quite common and well […]

March 4, 2019

Unique Model by Yohei Fukada

  Yohei Fukuda never ceases to amaze not only with elegant shoes, amazing craftsmanship but now even in shoe design where he takes it to the next level with this cross between a monkstrap and a button shoe. I have never seen anything quite like it. It has 3 things going on. The cut/shape of a French style 1/2 eyelet derby but then has that sweeping like monkstrap bit of leather while topping it all off […]

March 3, 2019

LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW 2019 – BRAND SHOWCASE #6 — Gaziano & Girling Odd’s & End’s

For the first time in the London Super Trunk Show event, we invite a British Maker easy to acquire in the UK. But what makes this different is the fact that Gaziano & Girling will be bringing things that you cannot simply acquire by going to their shop on Savile Row. They will be bringing an assortment of odd’s and end’s from 2nds, MTO’s/Bespoke made incorrectly, leftover stock etc. all stuff that is usually only shown at […]

March 2, 2019

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LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW 2019 – BRAND SHOWCASE #5 — Shoepassion/Heinrich Dinkelacker

German powerhouse Shoepassion has been dominating the German market for a while now. With welted shoes out of Spain at a very good price (£220/€250), there is no surprise why. And a great website at that ships worldwide. For those of you in the US looking for an alternative to your Allen Edmonds or Meermin shoes, here is one option that you should certainly entertain. They have a focus on classic models but with some […]

March 1, 2019

Braided Loafers PreSale for SS19 by J.FitzPatrick Footwear

Summer is around the corner and we, at J.FitzPatrick Footwear, are gearing up for our SS19 collection. As usual, we like to offer those of you eager to get your pair in a chance at pre-ordering them at a 20% discount. As we will be ordering what is purchased during the PreSale, we have opened up the sizing to offer UK5, UK5.5 and UK11.5 (US6, US6.5 and US12.5,) all sizes that are usually MTO so […]

February 27, 2019

Green Shoes – Trend or ‘The Future’?

We have a special guest post today, written by my colleague Ché, all about the idea of green in footwear.  We have seen a lot of it lately. Is it here to stay? Is it a trend? Let’s discuss…. –Justin Ever consider dark green as an alternative to your black shoes? Might I suggest this as an overlooked option…I know, I know…green sounds a bit wild. A deep, rich green will be understated. At first glance, […]

February 25, 2019

LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW 2019 – BRAND SHOWCASE #4 — BOLERO SHOEMAKER

To read more about the London Super Trunk Show 2019, please click HERE Tomoyuki Watanabe got his start by training in shoemaking under a Japanese master shoemaker with 50 years of experience, and seven years ago he started his own brand Bolero Shoemaker. His style of shoes is very classic with well-balanced last shapes, mainly aniline leathers and traditional styles. But lately I have seen him throw in a few twists in there which I have very […]

February 22, 2019

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The Shoe Snob Marketplace – Buy & Sell

  I have recently teamed up with Gaurav Mehra (of Shop Mehra,) another player in the shoe industry to create what we hope will become the number place one for Shoe Brands to sell off their hard to sell stock, whether that be ‘seconds,’ old stock, MTO’s made incorrectly, returns etc. And thus create a place for the customers to easily get a chance to find things that would otherwise cost a trip to Europe, […]

February 21, 2019

HRH Prince of Wales Visit to Gaziano & Girling

It would appear that Gaziano & Girling had the honor and pleasure of hosting the Prince of Wales and Future King into their factory while at the same time honoring him with a very beautiful and unique pair of oxfords. I have to say that the medallion is absolutely gorgeous. It is apart of the emblem of the Royal Family for those that might not be familiar with it and I think that it suits […]