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September 11, 2015

News In The Shoe Industry

There are always new things going on and I feel like the way in which I write posts I can only get out so much in a week, so will hopefully now try and cover more in one post each week or every other in order to spread the news! So, here goes a list of what is going on. 1. Sussex Shoe Shop, who is an online retailer specializing in factory leftover shoes at […]

August 18, 2015

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Buffalo Leather by Carmina for Skoaktiebolaget

When your wardrobe is full of shoes of all the various colors on the spectrum, where do you go from there? Well, I would say that most people (presuming they like exotic leather) would start to venture outside the world of calfskin. There are your traditional types of non-cow leather like Croc, Gator, Pig etc. but how often you come across buffalo? While this isn’t the first shoe that has ever had it, it certainly […]

July 7, 2015

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Buying International Products Online – Part 2

  In no way is this post directed at any one individual or a group of them. This is simply to do my best to educate, not only the consumer but the retailer so that we are all on the same page, because after all, we don’t want to charge you taxes, but it is not us doing so, it is your government. We have moved into a pure digital age where the internet rules […]

June 26, 2015

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Burgundy Monks by Bonafe!

I saw these burgundy monks, by Enzo Bonafe, the other day on Skoaktiebolaget’s social media feed (can’t remember which one) and was instantly impressed and proud. Proud because I feel like someone has been listening to my constant nagging of ‘more burgundy!!’ Maybe not though and they had it made on their own accord, but nevertheless, I was pleased to see such a beauty and bet that they are going to look great on the […]

June 11, 2015

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Enzo Bonafe MTO

I am bit pressed for time today as it is my first full day in NYC and I need to get ready to head downtown to check on my shoes and do my rounds of visits to the various shops that I like. But I thought that many of you would appreciate these lovely photographs by Skoaktiebolaget of their various Enzo Bonafe MTO’s. I particularly like the brown suede adelaide brogue with scarlet red lining. […]

May 29, 2015

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The Shoe Snob Trunk Shows NYC & Sweden – June/July

Each year, I hope to slowly but surely expand my brand and in doing so attempt to go to some of my favorites places for trunk shows, as well as expand to new markets if and when I can. While there is nothing new for these trips in terms of locations (country wise but am going to Gothenburg as well this time), what has happened since I was in both places is that I have […]

May 15, 2015

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Hero Shots by Skoaktiebolaget

    I have always emphasized the importance of the “hero shot” when it comes to representing footwear. The problem with shoes is that their essence is very hard to capture in a photo, particularly in the standard white background packshot. Elegance, beauty and quality when it comes to shoes are things that really need to be seen in a natural environment and even more so, in person. The best one can do in photography […]

April 24, 2015

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Saint Crispins Launches at Skoaktiebolaget

Saint Crispins just launched at Skoaktiebolaget and I think that it is great for all parties involved. What I like most is that Skoab (as they are know for short) is always creating things that are slightly different so I greatly look forward to their exclusive make ups. That being, great content on TSS to come!! And I still haven’t forgot, but I will soon do my write up on my SC boots that I […]

February 9, 2015

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The Classic Adelaide

  I what I love about the adelaide oxford is that in the grand scheme of shoe designs, it is relatively new for being such a classic look. I am quite sure that it did not come around until the 70’s. In reality that last comment is just speculation but I don’t really recall ever seeing archival shoes that were adelaides, not at least the really old ones. Yet it has the feel of being […]

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 […]