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November 11, 2020

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The Shoe Snob Unboxing Series – Herring Shoes A/W2020

 Here I unbox one of Herring Shoe’s latest creations for A/W2020. The Pelham model in Black Suede. A zip boot that fuses Rock n’ Roll style with classic British footwear. Get your pair by clicking HERE And use code HSTREE for a free set of shoe trees to go with them (or any other shoe/boot purchase you make on their site! www.herringshoes.co.uk  

October 30, 2020

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Gaziano & Girling – New Stock Model, Saddle Oxford

Gaziano & Girling has just launched an interesting, new oxford model that is available from today (although not yet live on the site, but able to be ordered via email). If you look at G&G’s history you will come to find that Tony Gaziano likes to design oxfords where the piece of leather that makes up the facing (where the laces are) sits on top of the vamp which is a unique design feature as […]

October 21, 2020

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Crockett & Jones A/W 2020 Collection – ‘Smart Casual’

The Crockett & Jones A/W 2020 collection is impressive, to say the least. It’s vast with an option for everyone and some pretty tasty new models, in particular the new strap boot, the Aldershot. So let us take a look at a collection that became very different from what they thought it would be prior to the world change, but had to take a turn into a new direction with all that is going on […]

August 19, 2020

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A Testament to Quality – Crockett & Jones Boots

Chris Crat, a manager of one of the C&J shops in London, and an avid fisherman has shown what good quality can give you. His IG feed is filled with shoe selfies or fishing posts and until recently I never noticed that all the while, Chris wears the Snowdon derby boot by Crockett & Jones for all nearly of his fishing adventures over the last 7 years (he seems to rotate between those and a […]

July 27, 2020

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Galway Fans – Meet Welt & Barrel

If you are an Edward Green lover you are going to have your jaw dropped by the collection of footwear that Mr. Welt & Barrel has on his IG page. Calling it impressive doesn’t even scratch the surface. It’s mind-blowingly cool with a variety of styles and colors and models that would leave any snob like me in awe of such achievement. But today lets focus on his Galway collection. I think that I got […]

April 30, 2020

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Herring Shoes – Wildsmith Shoes at 40% off + Free Shoe Trees!!!

It would appear that Herring Shoes is about to make a huge refresh on their Wildsmith collection as they are getting rid of all of their current selection, and may I say at probably the best deal ever. Not only are the shoes at 40% off, but on top of that you get a free pair of shoe trees that are valued at ~$75, which is a crazy good deal, especially when some of the […]

April 6, 2020

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Gaziano & Girling – MTO Fees Waived

Gaziano & Girling has just started another MTO promotion in light of recent times, one-upping their last offer. As there is a lot of information here with regards to what is available, I am going to just post verbatim what their newsletter stated with regards to this promotion so that you get the most accurate information possible: We are pleased to announce for the month of April we will be re-opening our Made to Order promotion, this […]

March 4, 2020

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Gaziano & Girling Sample Sale – March 5th/6th

World-Renowned shoemaker, Gaziano & Girling, will be hosting a sample sale tomorrow and Friday (March 5th/6th, 2020) in their shop on Savile Row, London. They have over 100 pairs of samples that they will be selling off on a first-come, first-serve basis. The event is in-store only so if you are not based in London, but know someone who is, best to see if they will proxy for you The prices start at £350. That […]

March 2, 2020

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Crockett & Jones Spring 2020 Loafers – Now Live and Electrifying!

It’s a new day and famous English shoemakers, Crockett & Jones, is taking bounds and leaps in 2020, which is very pleasing to see to say the least. I love their new Spring/Summer line up. Probably my favorite collection of theirs that I have seen. Mainly because I am very partial to two of the models: The Braided Loafers and the Butterfly loafers. Two of my all-time favorite loafer styles. So needless to say, my […]

February 10, 2020

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Crockett & Jones Cottesmore – A Suede Jodhpur Setting the Bar!

I have never believed that a boot needed to be worn only through the months of Autumn/Winter although this is how they are always marketed and sold. I can understand this if you live in a tropical climate for 100% of the year but for the rest of us city folk who even if we live in a hot place (like NYC in the Summer) often times spend a lot of our time in an […]