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November 13, 2020

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The Shoe Snob Unboxing Series – Septieme Largeur

 Here I unbox one of Septieme Largeur ‘s new A/W2020 boots, the Moissac. Septieme Larger is a brand I have respected for many, many years, and I am happy to show all of you their great work. Enjoy!  Use code THESHOESNOB10 to get 10% off your purchase Happy Friday! https://www.septiemelargeur.fr/en/

September 30, 2020

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Yeossal Launches GMTO

Singaporean menswear atelier, Yeossal, has recently introduced their new ‘Collection Group Order,’ which is essentially a GMTO of sorts on their Handwelted Boot Range. This might not seem like news to you, but what is different to other GMTO’s is that you do not have to order the boot exactly as shown. This is just the example of the model that is available, but once you get into the product’s page you can start to […]

September 21, 2020

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The Brown Suede Derby Boot

I like the Sun but I am not a Summer guy. Growing up in Seattle the most beautiful season there is easily Autumn and the weather all year round is most similar to Autumnal weather in any regular city that does not rain 50% of the time. With that in mind, Autumn has always been my favorite. Sartorially, it has been mainly for two reasons. 1. I love boots. And 2. I love to layer […]

September 14, 2020

Graziat Taipei – Mind Blowing Apron Derby Boots

Graziat Taipei is really doing some impressive work these days. Mind-blowing stuff in my opinion. Their shoemaking and design are quite different, quite intriguing and quite impeccable, at least from the pictures. I can only imagine that in person they are even better. I like that they have their own styling and details that you do not see elsewhere. These, for example, are the cornered angles on the soles, at the joints and tips. Not […]

June 12, 2020

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A New Entry Level Welted Line – Just Launched

  My original desire for starting a shoe company was ultimately for one basic reason: ‘to see men wearing better shoes.’ It was a simple idea. I saw bad shoes being sold everywhere in the US. And I saw men buying those bad shoes. I wanted to change that. I wanted to educate men on good footwear and then be able to offer it to them. And that was the quest that I set off […]

March 18, 2020

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Teal Boots by Carlos Santos for The Noble Shoe

It’s not often that you see the color Teal used in footwear but I think that it is one of the nicest colors out there. The subtle mix of blue and green to create a hue that I find quite appealing and attractive and easily worn with most other things. Apparently, the owner of The Noble Shoe thought the same when he made this pair for himself. Always trying out new things, I believed that […]

November 5, 2019

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Tricker’s Sample Sale

  Historical English Shoemaker, Tricker’s, known for making the most robust Country style shoes/boots in England is having a Sample Sale this coming weekend for those of you lucky enough to be around the greater London area. And well for those of you that are not, there are people offering proxies sales at the following two links Reddit Style Forum Prices should be at around £100. Which is a crazy insane deal to be had! […]

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 […]

December 10, 2018

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Stormwelt Series by Lof & Tung

Löf & Tung’s new stormwelt collection is looking pretty good and probably making a lot of sense for a lot of people this A/W as the weather is quite wet and cold in many places. I can’t really say which one is my favorite but I would probably see myself wearing that derby lace boot the most as I can see it going well with my denim styled attire. Not to mention that it is […]

December 3, 2018

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A/W Style by Edward Green

I love a good A/W stylized photo for shoes, especially a good shot that has leaves in it just like this one does. It often reminds me of my Autumns in Seattle, which for me is among the most beautiful scenery there is. This shot by Edward green takes me back, way back! But not only that, it is good to see boots in all suede. Suede is so often misconceived to be this delicate material […]