The Shoe Snob Blog

August 28, 2014

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Sample Sale Leftovers for J.FitzPatrick

J.FitzPatrick Magnolia

Dear Readers, Okay, well the sample sale is over and I have finally managed to unpack everything and put it all online. This is however, only for J.FitzPatrick stock. If you are interested in G&G’s leftovers, you will have to contact them. Because the majority of you don’t live in London (and I felt bad because of that) as well the fact that I hate to make things too complicated, I have opened up all […]

August 26, 2014

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Cheaney at Pitti Uomo 86

Cheaney Shoes

Playing a whole lot of catch up today trying to unbox all of the leftover sample sale stock, not to mention that I am getting hit with the flu, thanks to the drastic weather change, lack of sleep and non-stop work. Therefore, don’t have a ton of time to write but I wanted to show you what Cheaney had on offer at the latest Pitti, showing what I believe was a mixture of A/W2014 as […]

August 25, 2014

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The Saddle Shoe is Back!

Picture Courtesy of Parisian Gentleman

I am starting to see a lot more dressy saddle shoes lately and I am quite pleased by that as it is probably my favorite type of dress shoe. As I have said before, for me, the saddle shoe creates the perfect opportunity for a well balanced two-toned shoe. Even if one was to be monotone but bi-material, it still presents a subtly elegant duality but one that is nonetheless noticeably present. And that is […]

August 22, 2014

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The Sample Sale….Updates

Gaziano & Girling shoes

  It’s day two of the collaboration sample sale between G&G, J.FitzPatrick (my brand) and Timothy Everest and as I expected, Friday would be the quieter of the three days. Yesterday was manic and both G&G and I had quite good days with people queuing from 7am and not closing the doors until 82opm. A hard day worked but at least it was finished with a nice Surf & Turf at one of London’s finest […]

August 19, 2014

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Understanding The Fit of a Shoe

Edward Green Brogues

  I had a good question from a reader not too long ago and it was all about fit and how big the gap should be between your shoe laces on the facing. I like this question as I feel that there is a lot of misconception about fit and how things should be. Too many people often think that there is a rule and that if the shoes do not fit (no pun intended) […]

August 18, 2014

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The Seamless Wholecut by Maftei

Maftei Seamless Wholecut8

  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 […]

August 15, 2014

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An Interesting Derby by Roberto Ugolini

Ugolini bespoke1

  A blog reader had a good day recently by receiving his brand new bespoke Roberto Ugolini shoes. As it is quite a unique design (and cool shoe) he thought that he would share it with me (which I am glad that he did!). As it was indeed unique, I thought that I would share it all with you, since I am sure that like me, many of you enjoy seeing a new execution of […]