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March 29, 2016

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Ghillies Gone Wild – Caulaincourt

As much as I love traditional dress shoes, I love even more the concoction of something casual mixed with something dressy. These ghillies oxfords by Caulaincourt Paris are the perfect example of that as they blend the nature of the original ghillie brogue lacing system that was created in the Scotland marshlands hundreds of years ago with something more dress like in nature i.e. the body of a whole cut oxford. Now in a traditional […]

July 13, 2015

Dandy Style by Aubercy

There are not many brands that add details to their shoes like Aubercy does. They really push the boundaries of doing things differently and while many might not be crazy about their style when doing this, I think that it is great to see how crazy something can be while still maintaining a manner of elegance. For example, I find most ghillie shoes to be quite horrendous and while these ones are not exceptionally different […]

May 11, 2015

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Meccariello Madness (Or Should I Say Greatness?!)

It is truly amazing when a client works with a bespoke maker to create something unique and even more amazing when it’s never been done before and still comes out like a work of art. And I must say that the gentleman that helped to create these stunning Antonio Meccariello ghillie spectators (as well as the green boots that I featured a while back HERE) is a man who taste  in shoes makes me think […]

July 10, 2014

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Random Beauties to Enjoy!

It’s another one of those days where I am a bit pressed for time, so I will keep it brief and just give you all some pictures to admire. I hope that you enjoy what you see and will be back tomorrow for some more Shoe Snob goodness! Sincerely, Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

March 12, 2014

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Hiro Yanagimachi Summer Samples

I am at a loss for words today so can’t really think of anything clever to say. All that I can say is that these spectator/co-respondents by Hiro Yanagimachi are simply sublime. And even though I am not the biggest fan of ghillies, I would rock those ones too! But anyway, the two tones are brilliant and I hope to soon start seeing more canvas being used as it is a great fabric; hard to […]

January 6, 2014

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The Corthay Ghillie

I have always had this love/hate with the ghillie style shoe. It’s intriguing because it is different, but it usually makes a nice shoe look very casual and at some times, just outright ugly. Some have done it nicely and made it look wearable while others just butcher it all up trying to make it look too much like the way that it would have been back when they wore it for practical purposes. But […]