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June 8, 2020

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New Brand: Aurélien – Smart Luxury

There is a new European brand on the scene that is making what looks to be a very good alternative to the high-end (read expensive) smart casual scene that we have seen conquered by Brunello Cucinelli and the other well know Italian Brands. Their name is Aurélien (very nice name by the way). Their whole marketing strategy is interesting to me. They have a coined term called ‘Smart Luxury’ which they claim is “Exceptional quality. […]

April 10, 2020

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SuitSupply Outlet – Rock Bottom Prices!

  SuitSupply’s new Outlet sale just launched!! There are some incredible prices on all forms of menswear that they offer. Sneakers down to $54 Regular shoes on average around $125 Cashmere coats from $360 Suits from $250 http://www.suitsupply.com/outlet Password: BIGOUTLET This sale is expected to last for less than one week so hurry while supplies/sale lasts  

November 11, 2019

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The Loafer Sale – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

  We all know that Black Friday is around the corner and this is 5 of the busiest days of the year. As a small company, we become inundated with shoes to ship out so thought that this year we would do this in stages to make the workload lighter for us overall and more efficient for all of you that order. We have around 400 pairs coming in the next week so we want to also make […]

October 29, 2019

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Price Drop + More Pairs Added – My Personal Shoes for Sale

I have added to The Marketplace my last bit of shoes in my personal collection that I have for sale. I have also given a price drop to the existing ones there. All of these shoes come with some sort of shoe tree and most of them with toe taps. These will go quickly so do not hesitate to grab one or more! Sizes: UK6.5/UK7 — US7.5 / US8 Prices: Between $150-$200 Happy Shopping Justin […]

September 30, 2019

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Carmina on The Marketplace

Our ‘Buy & Sell’ Forum, the Marketplace, has a lot of great shoes at a lot of great prices. And the famous Spanish shoemaker, Carmina, has a lot of solid pairs on offer. Some at great prices for great pieces, others are a bit inflated in their pricing. But the beauty of The Marketplace is that you can make ‘offers’ to the sellers in case they are inflating the asking price. But at the same […]

June 13, 2019

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Floral Prints by Ducal Firenze

Warning: Not for the faint of heart! I have always had a soft spot for floral prints. When I was younger, I used to buy floral print (subtle ones) shirts from Banana Republic, back when doing so was the cool thing to do (i.e circa 20 years ago). I also had a dark brown leather engraved floral print loafer from Donald Pliner. I loved these so much a bought a half size too small and […]

May 27, 2019

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Spring Cleaning – Shoes I am Getting Rid Of

I have recently moved apartment and decided that with the move, I also needed to get rid of a lot of stuff as I simply have way too many shoes and clothes and want to make my life a lot more simple. So here is the beginning of that quest to get rid of stuff. I have yet to fully shine all of these and present them with proper photography to get up on The […]

May 21, 2019

Graziat Taipei – Newcomers on the Block Making Noise!

Here is the start of many new Asian companies that will grace the pages of The Shoe Snob Blog. It is a new era in shoemaking and places like Vietnam and Shanghai are quickly gaining ground in making some very high-quality footwear. And you will start to see more and more of this in the future as brands are popping out left and right. The one highlighted here is Graziat Taipei, who specializes in patina, […]

March 8, 2019

Going Bold for Friday Festivities – Baudoin & Lange

I don’t really dress as bold as I used to. Not sure if it’s laziness, that I am getting older and just don’t care anymore about much other than making my thought process less stressful so just resort to simple colors or the fact that my tastes are actually changing. I think the latter is probably the least likely as I still appreciate seeing men go bold, like our good friend Sanjay here of @windowstomysole […]

February 1, 2019

Ducal Firenze – Exciting Italian Creativity

While I am on the subject of impressive makers, one of my favorite Italian shoemakers that has gone under the radar for far too long, is Ducal Firenze.  I remember discovering them at Pitti Uomo Summer of 2014 (crazy how time flies as that feels like yesterday that I was there!) and being blown away by this shoemaker in an unassuming stall amongst the masses found at this trade show. I wrote a post about […]