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June 10, 2020

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Fugashin Adelaide – Like No Other!

Vietnamese shoe producer (for their own brand as well as many other private label brands), Fugashin, has changed shoe design with this extremely unique adelaide oxford. So much so that if one wanted to get technical they could argue that this is not actually a real adelaide as the facing piece extends to the quarter and ultimately the counter, thus not actually being a separate piece as most adelaides are. Nevertheless, no matter what you […]

June 2, 2020

Take Your Allen Edmonds to the Next Level

I have not been a fan of Allen Edmonds for about 15 years now. Since the day their new stock came in at Nordstrom (while I was selling there) and I could see that they had cheapened the outsole and insole of their new collections, at the same time while raising the price. For me, that day marked the demise of the brand, and in my opinion, it has only gotten worse since then. Prior […]

April 23, 2020

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Yeossal Handwelted Shoes – Waived MTO Fee + Free Shipping

Yeossal has recently started an MTO program promotion whereby they are offering their Handwelted Range of shoes with a waived MTO fee and free shipping. With the average price at $650 (for those outside of Singapore), that is quite the deal to be had for what you are getting in return. For those that wish to know more about their Handwelted Shoe range, please see my review of them HERE The promotion says that it […]

April 20, 2020

Acme Shoemaker – New Maker on the Block

There is a new Chinese shoemaker from Beijing that is coming out with some very elegant shoes. I just recently discovered them on Instagram and was blown away by the brown balmoral oxford highlighted above. They are very elegant and look very well made. Apparently, their shoes are completely handmade and they offer bespoke, made to order and are working on their RTW collection that is soon coming. I look forward to seeing how they […]

April 15, 2020

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Unique Adelaides by Antonio Meccariello

I love seeing adelaides reinvented. And it is occurring more and more as adelaides gain more and more popularity in the shoe industry. Now, if you are a shoe brand and you dont have an adelaide oxford on offer you are missing a trick whereas 10 years ago, it would have been normal to not have one in the collection. Times have changed. And thankfully so. @thatguysshoes of Instagram has recently commissioned one of the […]

April 14, 2020

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New Shoes on The Marketplace – April 2020

There are a couple of very cool new models on The Marketplace. In fact, there a lot of cool new models on the there, but I am here to highlight the most recent which I think have some very good prices, value for money and which might entice many of you (if you think like me 🙂 There is so much more available if you are willing to sift through all of the shoes, most […]

April 2, 2020

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Unique TLB Mallorca Shoes exclusive to Yeossal

Singaporean Atelier of menswear (shoes, clothes, accessories), Yeossal, has an interesting selection of TLB Mallorca shoes that no one else has, not even TLB themselves. I find many of them quite intriguing to say the least, especially the saddle brogue derby which is my favorite among them. Yeossal has done a great job of carefully selecting unique pieces for their collections. A smart move by them, not only for their own local audiences but also […]

March 25, 2020

New Bonafe’s, VASS and Carlos Santos on The Marketplace

There has been a lot of new shoes listed on The Marketplace. Some very cool ones as well, such as these Enzo Bonafe’s in blue bison/calf. I know that purchasing is at an all-time low in these times of certainty, but sharing is at an all-time high, so thought I would at least let all of you know what’s been updated in the recent weeks at The Shoe Snob Marketplace All of the shoes shown […]

December 19, 2019

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New Shoes on The Marketplace – Lobb, Corthay, Santoni and More!

The famous menswear store in Belgium, whom call themselves ‘Shoes Bruxelles on our Marketplace have listed quite an expansive offering and have around 400 pairs available for purchase from brands Corthay, John Lobb, Santoni and Heschung at the moment. I know that they have more stock then this (told me around 1000 or so pairs) so the shoes will keep coming from them. Currently, their discounts appear to be between 30%-50% off full retail price […]

November 8, 2019

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Ramon Cuberta – Handwelted MTO Line

Bespoke Spanish shoemaker, Ramon Cuberta, has recently launched a new range for this Autumn/Winter season. It’s a range that blends his bepsoke with RTW service by offering a Handwelted MTO shoe. He told me that his passion lies in the handmaking side of things so he wants to slowly move away from factory-made RTW and go more into offering Handwelted MTO shoes where he can blend the best of the two worlds. The new line […]