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September 25, 2020

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Frank Clegg Duffle Bag Reinvented

Frank Clegg, for me, is making the coolest leather goods on the market, at least for bags, which are what I really like. I don’t know why but I have always loved duffle bags and backpacks. I guess from my school days and accessorizing my backpack (I used to be a matching freak where all of my outfit had to be perfectly coordinated) and my days playing Soccer (Football) and always carrying my gear in […]

July 16, 2020

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Shrunken Grain Series by Frank Clegg

I have been a huge fan of Frank Clegg’s work for a while now and have really been appreciating my travel duffle bags that I have, one in suede and the other in the shrunken grain. And while, travel has not so much been permitted as of late, I still get a lot of use out of it from short distance travel, especially for carrying shoes back from forth from my house to the shop, […]

March 12, 2019

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30% Off All Products at The Shoe Snob

  It has been a good run with The Shoe Snob brand and accessory range but after much debate, we have decided to get rid of most of the products in this range to focus on our shoe line and accessories that correlate specifically to shoe purchases (i.e. belts and shoe trees). The rest shall go! Therefore, we are offering 30% off the entire collection. Most of these will not be reordered so now is […]

March 11, 2019

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LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW 2019 – PARTNER: J.HOPENSTAND

Our other partner for the 2019 London Super Trunk Show is Swiss leather goods maker J.Hopenstand J. Hopenstand was started by the leather craftsman Jacques Hopenstand in Paris in 1925. The company was later moved to Switzerland by his grandchildren and is today based in Lausanne. J. Hopenstand is most famous for their very exclusive double-sided belts, which have cleverly designed buckles making them possible to use with both sides facing outwards. With a huge […]

June 19, 2017

A Guide To Wearing Belts

  Belts are one of those accessories that we really just need. Trousers off the shelf simply don’t fit perfectly, hardly ever. Therefore it’s not a choice unless you can afford bespoke everything and thus be able to affix side adjusters or brace loops (yet still needing another accessory to keep the trousers up!). And unless you are sticking to black calf or dark brown shoes, it is not always clear on what belt to […]

November 26, 2015

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Patina Billfolds by Septieme Largeur

They are not shoes, but these billfolds by Septieme Largeur are cool nonetheless and something that is highly complimentary to a nice pair of shoes. I am always looking for wallets/billfolds in unique colors as one can only take so much of black or the various shades of brown. And those blue and red numbers are quite striking to say the least, especially that blue! And with the ever weak Euro and being sold for […]