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December 6, 2018

Gold Museum Calf

I have never been a huge fan of tan calf. Let me rephrase that. I don’t like it for myself but have always been attracted to it in shoes. Just when I put it on, I feel it too strong a contrast for my typical attire (i.e. dark jeans and suits). But what I have come to love is Gold Museum Calf. Now, I know that it is not really even close to what a […]

September 19, 2018

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Meermin Goes Green!

For A/W18 Meermin Mallorca has a couple of green shoe options circulating in their current collections. It would appear that green shoes are getting more popular as I continue to see them across multiple brands from different countries and it is quite refreshing to see this occurence. A dark green leather IMHO is going to be a relatively versatile choice for your more smart casual wear. As you can see here it pairs well with […]

May 21, 2014

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Spring Boots by Meermin

    It always makes me curious why people will pack away their “winter attire” come Spring/Summer. I guess it makes sense if you live in a place that is +30 C (+80F) for 5-6 months long but when you live in a city that has moderate to terrible weather, as I always have, it does not make sense. That being, I have never packed my boots away and don’t think it makes sense to […]

September 26, 2013

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Meermin’s Green Cordovan Monks

I have never really been one of those people who was absolutely enamored with the idea of cordovan leather. I always felt, “gosh that is a high price for some stiff leather.” But it seems to be popular for a reason and when one puts a bit of thought into it, he/she must see that there has to be something special about it which thus makes it so popular. The Spanish makers seem to have […]

July 29, 2013

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Managing Your Shoe Purchase Expectations

G&G, the perfect shoemaker. When buying these they should be flawless, but that is what you should get for +£700 I recently had a nice cab ride here in Central London with a lovely fellow who used to play professional football (soccer) back in the early 70′s. We got to chatting, so he asked what I was doing living in London and I told him that I was a shoe designer. He then began to […]

July 17, 2013

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The Shoe Snob Jr Has Arrived (plus some shoes!)

Well my friends, the reason that I have had a long absence is due the fact that on Monday morning yours truly become a father to his first born child, little Mr. Shoe Snob Jr. As you can see he already has a pair of darby cap toes, with a nice heel counter and funky looking facing! On a serious note though, fatherhood is a true blessing and I am so glad to be finally […]

April 18, 2013

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Meermin Navy Suede Monks

Dear Readers, Sorry that I have missed out two days on the posting but I forgot to tell you on Monday that I was heading to my factory the next day, which is why I have not been able to write anything, especially as I cant figure out how to load images on my tablet (friggin technology!!). That being, I have managed to sneek away 10 minutes in order to share some lovely shoes with […]

March 1, 2013

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Meermin Mallorca Greatness!!!

Dear Readers, So, today is another day that I simply don’t have the capacity to think of witty or intelligent things to say, nor do I really have the time, so as always to make up for my lack of attention to the writing content, I am leaving you with some MTO greatness done by Meermin Mallorca…..the depth of their abilities as you will see in these pictures is quite astonishing….simply lovely are all of […]

February 12, 2013

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Education Of Shoes Or Serious Lack Thereof

When I think of my blog, I see that I am generally one sided in what I put on it, in the sense that I focus on expensive shoes. I like to think that instead of referring to them as expensive, I think of them as high quality shoes. Granted, in defense to myself, I do like to find good quality shoes that are also at a very low (relatively speaking) price, like Ed Et […]

December 31, 2012

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Next Year In The Shoe Industry…..

Crockett & Jones – Courtesy of Ethan Desu’s old blog (now Rugged Old Salt) It wasn’t too long ago that Crockett & Jones predominantly focused on private labeling (aka making shoes for other brands) and did not really put as much emphasis into their own brand. Of course they had shops and all, but not nearly as many as they do now. But one day an employee of theirs said, “why don’t we start focusing […]