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September 22, 2018

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Fall Wardrobe Giveaway — $4000 prize

Fall Wardrobe Giveaway Click below to enter for a chance to win a newfall wardrobe! The Hanger Project, Beckett & Robb, Frank Clegg, J. FitzPatrick and ShoeGazing have partnered together to offer this amazing prize that contains everything you need to jump into fall. 2 more days left to enter! PRIZES INCLUDE:         Beckett & Robb MTM Two-Piece Suit       $1,750          Frank Clegg Leather Briefcase           […]

February 5, 2018

London Super Trunk Show 2018

London Super Trunk Show 2018   We are very happy to once again invite you to the world’s largest open event for classic shoes, the London Super Trunk Show, organized by Shoegazing and The Shoe Snob. In the middle of London on Saturday, April 7 we gather more than 10 brands from all over the world, some interesting partners, and there will be the World Championships in Shoe Shining, and the first World Championships in […]

The London Super Trunk 2017 – The Results

As many of you may have read, I am soon moving to NYC. That being, I have been up to my eyeballs in sorting out my life here to have a seamless transition between countries. But what that means is that my time is quite limited for long blog posts and whatnot. Therefore, while I would have liked to make my own post about the London Super Trunk that Jesper and I put on, I […]

London Super Trunk Show 2017, MAY 13th – Hosted by Shoegazing & The Shoe Snob

***FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT MISSED THIS THE FIRST TIME AROUND, PLEASE SEE BELOW*** We are very proud to invite you to the world’s largest open event for classic shoes, the first edition of the London Super Trunk Show, organized by Shoegazing and The Shoe Snob. In the central parts of London on Saturday May 13 we gather no less than 11 brands from all over the world, three interesting partners, there will be the […]

March 1, 2017

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London Super Trunk Show – World Championship of Shoe Shining

During the London Super Trunk Show on May 13 there will be the first World Championships in Shoe Shining, in collaboration with Saphir, where three finalists will have 20 minutes to polish a shoe as beautiful as possible. This competition is open for amateurs and professionals, and we now open the qualification for the final where you send in a picture of a well polished pair of shoes. In this post you can read all the […]

September 15, 2015

Italigente: The Review

There are many brands sprouting up these days, mainly private label stuff coming out of Spain and Italy. Few of them in my opinion are really making something that truly separates itself from the rest of the flock however and what you get is just another brand on the scene trying to make the cheapest shoe on the block. I don’t think that a lot of these brands end up surviving. While most people want […]

May 7, 2015

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Bespoke Maftei for Jesper of Shoegazing.se

  It would appear that Jesper of Shoegazing.se has been a busy boy getting his bespoke on and when the shoes are as nice is this, I can’t blame him! While I can’t say that I am crazy about the amount of toe spring for a bespoke shoe, I must say that the rest of it is simply exquisite, particularly the coloring. From my brief time at Maftei, in Vienna, it would appear that their […]

March 9, 2015

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The Brown Cap Toe by Riccardo Bestetti

I recently saw this picture of Jesper Ingevaldsson’s (of www.shoegazing.se) shoes by Riccardo Bestetti and re-fell in love with them again. I had first seen them in the flesh while visiting Bestetti’s factory and admired them for their simplistic beauty. While being a quite classic brown oxford, what really sets them apart is the color (hand patinated by Bestetti himself, and quite possibly Jesper too!) and the hand-woven like stitching that makes up the cap, throat line […]

August 18, 2014

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The Seamless Wholecut by Maftei

  The seamless wholecut is the like the unicorn of shoes. It’s not often seen and not made by many. And it has to be created by hand. At least for now it does until some intelligent shoemaker learns how to industrialize it. But I am not sure if that is going to happen any time soon. Either way, my good friend Jesper Ingevaldsson (of Shoegazing blog) just recently acquired a pair from the Romanian […]