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August 10, 2020

The Best Shoemaker in the World

Doesn’t Exist… So, now you are thinking, ‘wait, what?’ Doesn’t exist? What does that mean? Well, it means that this slogan can only apply to you and your opinion. No one person can label the best shoemaker in the world as the idea of what makes a shoemaker good is completely subjective. Let’s take a look at the things that make up a good shoemaker, point by point, and dissect how everything can be interpreted […]

Industry Secrets Part 2: Production Times

All of those videos you watch about there being 300 steps and shoes staying on lasts for 2 weeks to 30 days are not accurate. It’s like a fictional motion picture showing you something that could be real but is sensationalized to create theater. Frankly, I don’t know why they do it either? I always hated those videos that show you someone clicking by hand and then once the tape stops rolling they break out […]

April 14, 2020

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New Shoes on The Marketplace – April 2020

There are a couple of very cool new models on The Marketplace. In fact, there a lot of cool new models on the there, but I am here to highlight the most recent which I think have some very good prices, value for money and which might entice many of you (if you think like me 🙂 There is so much more available if you are willing to sift through all of the shoes, most […]

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 […]

A Shoe’s Sole – A Form of Expression of Self

A sole is a shoemaker’s blank canvas. A part of the shoe that they can truly express themselves. While uppers are somewhat ‘standardized’, in the sense that there are expectations of what they need to be/look like, the sole is the part where creativity can run wild and a shoemaker can truly show their talents on their blank canvas of art. As a blogger and an advocate of shoes, it is often that we just […]

December 4, 2019

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Gaziano & Girling – 25% off 4 Models for December

Gaziano & Girling doesn’t often go on sale, but it would appear that they are making way for new things as they are discounting 4 models at a nice price of 25% off which leads me to believe they are clearing stock to make room for others! For those that live outside of the EU, this discount puts these four models at £675 (circa $900) which is a crazy good price for a G&G mainline […]

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!!! […]

August 28, 2019

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Gaziano & Girling – 25% Off End of Line Models

It’s and of an era for many Gaziano & Girling classic models. G&G is going through their end of line Summer Sale and offering some models that I remember since day one, like the Wigmore and Hayes in the Rioja calf. But such is the life of a shoe line. A good model will give you years of sales and then one day you realize you have had it too long and need to refresh […]

The Shoe Snob Marketplace – New Shoes Up and Growing!

The Shoe Snob Marketplace is gaining traction. More and more people are getting their shoes on there and we even have a few brands participating, one of them being Carlos Santos with a whole range of shoes. JM Legazel also has a few interesting one-off’s on there too. Some feedback that I have though is for the sellers and potential sellers. I see lots of people adding shoes but not a ton of sales and […]

April 11, 2019

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Gaziano & Girling – The New Classic Range

Gaziano & Girling have decided to shake things up in their brand by continuing to expand on the amount of collections they offer. First it was the Deco line, a very sharp and elegant semi handmade dress shoe that took the industry by storm with the tightest waist one has ever seen in RTW. Then it was the Fresco line, a Spring/Summer range filled with elegant loafers and whatnot. But now they make the boldest […]