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October 11, 2016

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A Trip To Berluti – London: Part Two

Further to my post yesterday on Berluti here are some more pictures to see a glimpse of what they do on the leather goods side of things. Their patina’s, for me, are most certainly not among the best in the world but the vividness of their coloring and the range of colors that they can achieve are impressive for sure. For example that deep teal green is sublime and is not an easy color to […]

October 10, 2016

A Trip to Berluti – London: Part One

As you get older you learn a lot about yourself, your thoughts and how you perceive the world. I used to have this love/hate relationship with Berluti. I would always say that they were too expensive although I always loved the design of them. Maybe that was a sort of small guy (me) versus the big guy (i.e. LVMH). But as I get older, run my business for longer and start to think more about […]

August 10, 2016

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Shoe Shining – Tips & Tricks

  I have written a formal post about how to polish your shoes properly but just recently realized that I have never shared the secrets to overcoming all of the obstacles of getting to be able to consistently polish one’s shoes to said standard. That being, allow me list out some of the tips and tricks that I have learned over the years, from all of my trial and error. Here goes: 1. Shining new […]

November 13, 2014

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Bespoke Berluti Saddle Loafers

As I said a few posts ago, the sweeping saddle loafer is making a comeback and this Berluti rendition is top of the line! It is no surprise however, as Berluti’s bespoke is among the top even if their RTW is not. I have seen a few of the bespoke numbers in my time and they were nothing shy of excellent in every sense of the word. Take it even a step further when you […]

October 8, 2014

£1000 Trainers by Berluti — Really??

With the introduction of these £1000 trainers, Berluti (for me) has officially entered the realm of full on fashion company and has completely left the idea of what it means to be classic (even classic with a twist). Don’t get me wrong, I like trainers and think that every man should have a “grown man” version (leather, minimalistic etc) in their closet but to charge £1000 for them is quite absurd. Now, I will go […]

January 2, 2014

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Bespoke Berluti To Kick Off The New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR MY DEAR READERS!!! I hope that all of you had a great holiday season and that you are ready for a great 2014! I know that I am! To kick it off, I thought that I would share with you some beautiful bespoke Berluti’s that were commissioned by a dear blog reader. The first pair shown at the top, needless to say, is utterly brilliant (without exaggeration). Not only have I never […]

February 19, 2013

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Straight Shoe Porn

G&G Bespoke Anthony Delos Bespoke Anthony Delos in the making Berluti Bespoke Edward Green….in dark green!! Septieme Largeur, courtesy of En Grande Pompe Don’t have any time to write today so I thought that I would do my best to make it up by simply giving you as much shoe porn that I can… I hope that you all enjoy!! best, Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

January 7, 2013

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Sticking To What You Know

One of the only Jimmy Choo’s that I like There seems to be a big trend right now in the style/fashion industry of companies trying to add new categories of product to their existing repertoire. Everyone seems to be doing it now and I wonder just how far it will go? It’s obviously not something new as the Ralph Lauren’s, the Gucci’s, the LV’s and the Ferragamo’s have been doing for ages, but it seems […]

December 21, 2012

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Bespoke Berluti’s…..To Die FOR!

Let’s get this out in the open: Berluti shoes are beautiful. However, I find that their RTW prices are simply not justified for blake-stitched construction. I would much rather go MTO G&G plus trees for 1000. BUT, their goodyear welted bespoke shoes are simply and utterly INCREDIBLE!!!! I finally had the pleasure of handling one not too long ago, and everything about them was phenomenal. The leather was a breeze to shine, the construction and […]

October 19, 2012

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Instagram + Shoes = The Future….

Vintage Boots from circa 1920’s If you have a smartphone, you should probably get Instagram. Now, I am not one for tweeting my thoughts or updating every 5 seconds what I do in my life, but I must say that I love taking pictures of shoes, altering the effect of the picture and then sharing it….you see, the time in my day is far and few between for reading, but to simply look at pictures […]