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January 30, 2017

Riccardo Bestetti Shoe Brand Lives On

Please enjoy this video of Bestetti shoes at Pitti Uomo #91. While I still need to get to know the new owner and the man responsible for carrying on the Bestetti legacy, here is a short blip to let you know that the brand lives on and in good form. Will soon be back with more information about the future of the brand. Sincerely, Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

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 […]

February 1, 2016

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Bettanin & Venturi Hand Welted Button Boots

I will admit that prior to visiting Pitti this year, I was not too crazy about Italian brand, Bettanin & Venturi. The reason being is that what they are originally know for, i.e. triple welt norvegese soles with twisted roped laces with tassels at the end, was for me a bit over the top. Especially the ones with square toed lasts. However, in recent years it would appear that the brand has taken a new […]

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 […]

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 […]

January 19, 2015

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New Carmina Action from Pitti Uomo 87

So I just got back from Pitti Uomo 87 and it was a great trip. I will write more about that later, but in the meanwhile thought that I would start showing you some of the nice things that I saw while there. First up is the never disappointing Carmina who continues to impress me with their progression and new models. What really got me was their influx of RTW two toned models that are […]