I have been writing this blog for about 3 years now and in that time, I have probably put up about a million pictures of shoes. As all of you can attest to, a lot of what I put up is generally the stuff that the average man probably wouldn’t wear and that would definitely stand out in broad daylight, or in the case of these bad boys above (by George Cleverley) would also do even at night time! But in those three years time, I think that there have only been less than a handful of people that have made me pause in my tracks, and think “damn, those are some amazing beauties!” That makes me wonder, out of all of these trillions of shoes that I have pictures of, where the hell are they???? Believe it or not, there is only one shoe that I have seen in picture (and put up on the blog), and then later seen the exact same shoe in person (a bespoke 1 of 1 btw) and of course, it was a blog reader who was wearing it. But if I can see the same random person twice in London (a city of 8 million) by chance, then surely I can see a pair of bespoke beauties that have at least graced my blog once, or maybe the blog of another…..yet I don’t…..all I see is boring black shoes, day in and day out…. To all of those that have ordered off the wall bespoke shoes….break ’em out!!!!!
Just to let some of you know, by tomorrow I will have shined every last pre-order shoe. I thank all of those who have been patient in waiting for their shoes in the much delayed antique brown leather and please do know that we will try and get them all out by next week (providing that you respond to our attempts at getting ahold of you).
I wish you all a lovely Easter holiday and for those of you that don’t celebrate Easter, well I wish you all the best anyway.
And just to let you know, as per each year, I allow myself to have an Easter holiday and venture off to the land of great pasta and wine…Italy…. I will not be blogging everyday nor responding to emails very rapidly, so please take this into account.
All the best,
-Justin, “The Shoe Snob”
2 thoughts on “Bespoke Shoes – Where the hell are they???”
Hi Justin I read you blog pretty faithfully. But as a poor librarian your shoes and the shoes it see here are only a dream. But I have learned to take care of my lonely black off the shelf shoes. So even if I can afford does not mean I can’t dream. Thanks for posting! Robert
Robert – I thank you for your support in the blog, I do appreciate that!! Many of them are but a dream to me too!! I wish that I could just have bespoke from unknown Japanese artisans, G&G and the likes! Better to dream than not too! Thanks for commenting.