Like most leathers, suede can be complex, inconsistent, and vary greatly from hide to hide. Let us take look at a very simple example of this with two pairs of
Commando Soles – The Latest Trend
There is nothing new about Commando soles. They have been around for the longest time. But what is new is the fact that they are gaining momentum in
The Expert Blogger – Why You Need Them
Lately, many individuals have shifted their 'search of knowledge' to forums instead of seeking it from trusted experts that have their own sites and usually a
Shoe Widths – An Idea of Interpretation
Fitting shoes can be a tricky thing. Especially when having to do it online only and not being able to first try something on. And on top of that, when you want
Why Does MTO Take So Long?
Most of us hate to wait for anything. We have been so spoiled with instant gratification that the idea of waiting for your special product to be made, no longer
Going Sockless – Yes or No?
The age-old debate that never gets tiring, mainly because there is no right or wrong answer despite what anyone tells you. Like all things that involve 'style'
Need New Socks For Spring? – Get Shoe Snob Exclusive Discount
Socks are the one thing many classically dressed men will allow themselves to be a bit playful with. When the uniform is a standard dark blue, dark grey, or
Shoe Tips Series – Fit
There is no right or wrong when it comes to fit. There are objective concerns that should ultimately guide someone to a good fit but overall it is a subjective
Lasted Shoe Trees Are A Pain
Last shoe trees are a pain, for those not truly experienced with them. If you got triggered by the title of the post, calm down. I believe that if you could
Why Are Wholecut Oxfords More Expensive?
Ever wonder why Wholecut oxfords cost more than other models of the oxford family? You might think to yourself that it is odd, assuming that because it is one
Heel Slip: What It Means
Generally speaking, there are two types of heel slip: 1. The shoes are simply too big and your heel falls right out of them and, 2. The shoes fit but the heel
What Makes A Shoe ‘Good’?
Many regular people not engulfed in the online shoe world will not necessarily know what to look for when they go to a department store and want to try and find
Tip: Ditch The Brannock Device
I have fit/measured thousands and thousands of people in my life looking to buy dress shoes. And in doing so discovered a lot about fit, the idea of it, how it
Tip: Do Not Use Neutral Wax
Neutral Wax is the cause of many issues in the shoe-care realm of the shoe industry. Namely by regular people (i.e. no professional shiners). You see, most
Do Not Wear Brand New Shoes In The Rain
***Warning: I write direct, often crass, with lots of spelling and grammatical errors. I do not write this blog to become 'an editor or great writer,' I write
Do Not Condition Brand New Shoes
I never understood why people do a full shoe shine regime on a brand new pair of shoes. I can understand wanting a cap shine but what goes on in the mind to
Price Points & What You Get In Return
Warning: Long, educational post. With the rise of online interaction between regular people comes a rise of misinformation by so-called "experts" i.e. people
The Shoe Snob Unboxies Series – Winson Shoemaker
? Welcome to my latest unboxing video where I highlight a brand that I have been curious about for a while now and wanted to show to all of you as well as I
Our Recommended EU Shoe Cobbler – Shoespa Amsterdam
The one, and only, thing that I like about Instagram is the ability to discover new things that you otherwise never would have. One of those things, for me, was
Understanding Shoe Colors Online, and Lighting
In photography, lighting is key. It is 70% of the battle in my opinion. If the lighting (or camera setting with that lighting) is not right it is very hard to
Shining Museum Calf – With Saphir
Over the years, I have seen a lot of questions about museum calf and how to shine it. Allow me to share a couple of pointers here so that maybe your questions
The Kirby Allison Show – Feat. Justin FitzPatrick (Yours Truly)
Kirby Allison, the founder of the Hanger Project, was kind enough to feature me on his very reputable YouTube channel last Friday, where we talked a bit about
Socks Maketh the Man
When you realize that socks make up a major piece to the puzzle of your outfit your world of opportunity is infinitely more complex in building the perfect
The Elegant Oxford – Your Shoe Care Guide
Shoe Care might actually be the biggest and most popular subject in the shoe industry. Back when I used to post a lot more about it, as I was a 'professional'