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April 22, 2019

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Per Nobile – Russian Shoemakers to Watch Out For!

My favorite shoe of the Bespoke Shoemaking competition was actually the one that took 9th place and was made by Russian Shoemakers, Per Nobile. It is the shoe highlighted and the one that blew my mind away in terms of pattern making, which I feel often goes overlooked in this contest as maybe the direction of the discussion is often more heavily weighed into looking at details like how narrow the waste is and how […]

March 27, 2019

Yeossal – Scott’s V-Cap Oxford

As I was taking my time shining, take pictures, and leaving on the floor of my showroom the two pairs of handwelted oxfords from new Singaporean brand, Yeossal, I think that I got more compliments on their shoes than my own. People were always like ‘oh, those ARE nice! Can I buy those?’ And sadly, I was like, ‘No, you can’t with me, but with Yeossal you can!’ But it was one of those then and […]

September 13, 2018

Diamond Cut Cap Toes by Enzo Bonafe for Skoaktiebolaget

A suede shoe is usually seen as your more casual option of footwear as the rough texture doesn’t lend itself to a shine or a sleek look like calfskin does. But for me it also matters the pattern of the shoe. This very sleek diamond cut cap toe adelaide by Enzo Bonafe for Skoaktiebolaget to me is very dressy looking. I would put this under any suit and think that the man wearing these is […]

Ricardo Bestetti’s Latest and Greatest!

We now live in a world with few words, thanks to the latest social media. So in honor of that, I will leave you with a bunch of pictures and little text. I hope that you all enjoy!   Justin, ‘The Shoe Snob’  

February 17, 2016

Mario Bemer in 2016

Mario Bemer has come a long way since the launch of his brand and what he started with. At first, he had one last, an idea and a space to project that idea. Since then, he has grown his last selection to 3, changed his production to handwelted only and continues to make an array of models that are different in good way. He is expanding the business now selling to a few select stores […]

June 3, 2014

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Enzo Bonafe on the Rise!

  While doing my trunk show at Skoaktiebolaget in Stockholm last month, I had the pleasure of finally being to see, feel and try on a pair of Enzo Bonafe shoes. Obviously I had known about their quality of making as they are the ones who make Aubercy’s shoes, but knowing that Aubercy has their own section within the factory making to their spec, I wanted to see how the difference came up. Needless to […]