The Shoe Snob Blog

May 24, 2017

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J.FitzPatrick Trunk Show NYC – June 28th/29th

J.FitzPatrick Shoes

It’s been a long time coming but the time is here and J.FitzPatrick Footwear will soon again be shown in the USA, namely in the beautiful city of New York as the first showing, this coming June 28th and 29th. As many of you know, I am making a big move to NYC as my new permanent base and will hope to replicate what we have in London, but soon in the Big Apple. Our […]

May 23, 2017

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Breaking In Shoes – Your First 30 Days

JM Weston Triple Sole Brogue - Hard to Break In!!!

  When you think about buying shoes, most people probably think about getting the most comfortable thing that they can find, as when we are not sleeping, we are most likely on our feet. Now assuming that our feet were made for walking on earth (dirt, soil etc.), one would think that wearing stiff leather in comparison might not be the most sound idea, which is why rubber soled shoes can be so popular. But […]

The London Super Trunk 2017 – The Results

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As many of you may have read, I am soon moving to NYC. That being, I have been up to my eyeballs in sorting out my life here to have a seamless transition between countries. But what that means is that my time is quite limited for long blog posts and whatnot. Therefore, while I would have liked to make my own post about the London Super Trunk that Jesper and I put on, I […]

May 19, 2017

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Masaru Okuyama Blue Bespoke Oxfords

Masaru Okuyama

I was at an event a few weeks back and managed to catch site of this immaculate pair of bespoke oxfords by Masaru Okuyama. Unfortunately the place was dimly lit and I only had my mobile phone so I managed to snap a mediocre picture (as you see above) but in no way does this represent the beauty of the shoes at hand. For those that do not know Mr. Okuyama is a Japanese bespoke […]

May 17, 2017

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Gaziano & Girling New Jodhpur Boot Model

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Gaziano & Girling never stop ceasing to impress with this new jodhpur boot model that they have launched a few weeks back. Unlike most jodhpur boots that share a very similar pattern, G&G really thought hard about making this one a step and above. First and foremost, you almost never see the seam go all the way to the joint of the foot. Lobb had one that went 3/4 of the arch placement but G&G […]

May 16, 2017

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The Shoe Snob Leaves UK — Goes to NYC

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This is a personal post about my life and where its been and where its going so if you only came for shoes, this will not be for you. So, I have been in the UK since September 19th, 2010 and sure enough my stay here is coming to an unfortunate end as soon as next week. I will then take a small European tour and at the end will find myself ending up in […]

May 12, 2017

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear at London Super Trunk Show May 13th

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The last brand to showcase for the London Super Trunk Show (tomorrow at The Music Room from 11am-8pm), is my very own, J.FitzPatrick Footwear. Tomorrow we will be in attendance showcasing our Spring/Summer collection as well as our core products. We are offering several incentives for you to all stop by. Everyone that plans on purchasing on the day will receive 20% off of their purchase. We are offering our Magnolia model in Cedar calf (pictured […]