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October 31, 2016

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Bettanin & Venturi – The Review

Many of you might have not ever heard of Bettanin & Venturi and it comes as no surprise as they are only a 22 year old company (the history is much older though) that for the most part of their existence solely specialized in Norvegese construction and things that were on the heavier and chunky side of the shoe spectrum. But that has all changed now as I believe that they realized that specializing in […]

June 17, 2016

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Pitti Peacocks Video – By Aaron Christian

The Life Of Pitti Peacocks – Pitti Uomo Mockumentary from Aaron Christian on Vimeo. I have always had a love/hate relationship with what goes on at the infamous Pitti Uomo. As a trade show it is absolutely brilliant and I have always enjoyed that side of it and all of the networking involved, getting many brands and people from all over the world into one beautiful place to exchange ideas and share information. But the […]

February 5, 2016

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New Carmina Models & Last

  While at Pitti Uomo 89, I managed to stop by Carmina’s booth as I always do to see what kind of goodness they have been creating. And I must say that for Carmina fans across the world you will be pleased to know that they has been busy working on a new last and a lot of new models of which many you can see here.  Apparently the new last is called Buger (you can […]

January 18, 2016

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Hiking Boot Style Goes Strong with Sperry

When I went to Pitti this time around, I saw a good amount of the classic alpine boot done in all kinds of variations. I even saw some really great ones by one Italian brands but they had never heard of The Shoe Snob (or even what a blog was, in 2016 go figure) and wouldn’t let me take pictures as they are still in the archaic mentality that someone will steal from them. It […]

January 15, 2016

Paolo Scafora Doing Things Way Different!!!

I just touched down back in London and am quickly trying to get you all a taste of Pitti before my dormant weekend comes along. I saw a lot of interesting things out there and have a lot of pictures to share with you. I wanted to do more posting and IG while there but I would have spent a fortune and would have killed my battery too quickly. So expect heay stuff this coming […]

January 11, 2016

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Pitti Week For Me

So I touched down in Florence yesterday and am now getting poured in 15 degree weather (which is really strange for this time of year, the common trend this Winter). Pitti starts tomorrow and it should be interesting. Will do my best to keep up with social media and whatnot and take pics of the latest trends. So stay tuned!! For those that ordered toe taps on your shoes during our Winter Sale, which is […]

March 25, 2015

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Pitti Uomo Pays Off

When you go to Pitti and are standing in the main bit where everybody is congregating, all you see are all the famous internet “Style Icons” and a load of photographers. There are so many pictures being taken that you never know where one of them could end up. I always make a joke that for all I know, me or one of my friends could be on some massive billboard in central Tokyo. While […]

January 27, 2015

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Pitti Uomo: My Updated Views On It

This Pitti Uomo fair probably marked the largest attendance of “Shoe Industry People” due to the event that took place in the middle of the fair, BeShoes, hosted by Mr. Simon Crompton of Permanent Style and Tommaso Melani of Stefano Bemer. The point of the event was to bring together some of the greatest minds in footwear and get them all in one room not only to then pick their brain and hear their points […]

January 20, 2015

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Kanpekina at Pitti Uomo 87

I have been wanting to see the Kanpekina brand in the flesh for a long time now and I finally stumbled upon them while at Pitti. To be quite frank, I was quite pleased and disappointed at the same time. The shoes were well made and lovely, but I was not crazy about the direction of this year’s theme of camouflage and pony hair. I hope that it was simply a seasonal choice and not […]

August 26, 2014

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Cheaney at Pitti Uomo 86

Playing a whole lot of catch up today trying to unbox all of the leftover sample sale stock, not to mention that I am getting hit with the flu, thanks to the drastic weather change, lack of sleep and non-stop work. Therefore, don’t have a ton of time to write but I wanted to show you what Cheaney had on offer at the latest Pitti, showing what I believe was a mixture of A/W2014 as […]