The Shoe Snob Blog

April 24, 2015

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Saint Crispins Launches at Skoaktiebolaget

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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 […]

April 22, 2015

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J.FitzPatrick Spring/Summer 2015 Stock Now In!

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  Dear Readers, After much delay, our Spring/Summer stock is finally in. Part of the delay was due to the people that hand-stitched our aprons on our new Madison penny loafers and the other was of course a delay in leather, specifically the Antique Brown from Annonay. But fret not, the shoes are finally in and ready to be purchased (with the exception of about 10 pairs which are still 2 weeks in delay – […]

April 21, 2015

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Riccardo Bestetti ‘Maverick’ – My Favorite Adelaide

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  Out of all of the “very classic” oxford styles (saddle not included in this ideology) the adelaide is probably among my top favorites. The fact that the separation of the facing is there just allows for a much more interesting look in the shoe, particularly because the vamp extends all the way to the back side of the quarter. And out of all of the adelaides, the Riccardo Bestetti ‘Maverick’ on the almond shape […]

April 20, 2015

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Bowling Shoes Are Back….by Septieme Largeur

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  People tend to make fun of the bowling shoe style, but when thinking about it, most of the best sneakers of all time are designed in that exact same pattern, e.g. Converse Chuck Taylor, Common Projects classic trainer and Superga (let alone a bunch of others). So it came as no surprise that when thinking of something fun to make for the S/S2015 season, Septieme Largeur also used that classic pattern and knocked out […]

April 17, 2015

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Bespoke Wholecuts for Friday Farewell

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  A customer sent me a pictures of these and while I don’t know the maker (they are presumably bespoke by a Japanese maker), I thought that you would all appreciate seeing them. Don’t really have a whole lot more to say on them then that and am expecting a customer any minute now, so I will wish you all a great weekend and will be back next week with some exciting stuff!! Sincerely, Justin, […]

April 16, 2015

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Ramon Cuberta – Another Barcelona Shoemaker

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It’s amazing how many shoemakers there actually are in this world, that probably most really don’t know about. Thankfully for the internet though one is able to learn about them and quite possibly make a point to visit/commission a pair of their shoes. When you think about the cost of bespoke shoes, one might not be able to justify spending £3000 on a pair of British made ones, but would much rather justify going to […]

April 14, 2015

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1920’s Patina by Dandy Shoe Care

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For those of you that remember, last year I had a patina collaboration between Dandy Shoe Care and my shoe brand, J.FitzPatrick. We used my Tony II model and it was a great treat seeing all of the interesting concoctions that people came up with. As a thank you to Alexander for doing such a great job and working with me on it, I gifted him a pair of shoes to see what he could […]