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January 17, 2018

A Conversation with Marcos Fernandez of Septieme Largeur / Orbans

I recently had dinner with my good friend Marcos Fernandez of Septieme Largeur & Orbans here in NYC at the Maxwell’s Chop House (insane Ribeye’s for those steak lovers), where we had a very interesting discussion about the footwear industry. For the many of you who have never heard anything about Marcos Fernandez, allow me to share a brief bit about his past and what he has done for the industry. He has created all […]

Pet Peeves in the Shoe Industry – The List – The First Ten

There are many things that happen in the shoe world that make this snob a bit crazy when I see it occurring. Some of it I feel is done from lack of education so want to list these things here with future posts to go in detail on each one. Two of them, I have already written about so will start with those. Enjoy and if you find yourself doing these things, think about it! […]

January 11, 2018

The Crompton by Gaziano & Girling

  Simon Crompton has been honored with an MTO model by Gaziano & Girling, giving him the name of the model that he essentially created through the bespoke program back in 2012. Simon has presented these many times on this blog and in doing so has apparently created a very sought after model for G&G customers that has subsequently been commissioned by numerous other bespoke clients. So much so that this has now been offered […]

January 9, 2018

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The Shoe Snob x R. Culturi Project – Which Image Do You Prefer?

My pocket square project with R.Culturi is nearly coming to fruition, just making some finishing touches to our three designs. One thing that myself and my friend are trying to figure out though and are stuck on is deciding which of the two of these designs looks better. We both have a different opinion so would be great to get your guys’ feedback to settle the score! Really look forward to getting this off of the […]

January 8, 2018

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Meermin – Museum Calf Taupe GMTOs

This blog post is for all of the haters and trolls out there. You know who you are. Lately, there has been someone or a group of people on the great big web that claim that since starting my shoe brand, I don’t write about other brands in my price range or of lesser value. So allow me to shed the ludicrousy of this statement. First and foremost, this blog is called The Shoe Snob. […]

January 1, 2018

Winter Sale Now Live – J.FitzPatrick Footwear & The Shoe Snob

Happy New Year to ALL!! I hope that everyone had a great celebration and that 2018 is already starting off great, hopefully with not too bad of a hangover. But if you do have one, I have something that might cheer you up and that is shoes and shoe accessories at discounted prices! We have officially started our Winter Sales at both www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com and www.theshoesnob.com Keeping it consistent on The Shoe Snob, we have discounted […]

Happy New Year from The Shoe Snob!

2017 has been a tough year on many levels but probably the best year yet in reality, as I learned a lot about life, struggle, appreciation, the fact that life goes on and feel that I can finally get back up on my feet and again start becoming the person that I want to be. Although appreciating my time in Europe, the people that I met, the experiences had, my business developed, and most importantly […]

December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas from The Shoe Snob

For those that celebrate Christmas, I just wanted to wish you all a very beautiful day with your loved ones and thank you for all of your support in the blog over the last 8 years.  For those of you that do not, I still wish you a beautiful day and hope that you are celebrating today with those that matter most. I am currently in the Dominican Republic giving myself some much needed holiday […]

December 21, 2017

Next Level Shoe Design – Riccardo Bestetti

Shoe design, while not terribly complicated, is not very easy when it comes to making something different, yet still elegant and wearable. I know that I have said it a million times, but it is just one of those things you have to say when you see something to terrifically different and cool. You see that a lot of thought when into this pattern, from the dips in each section of the shoe (cap, counter […]

December 18, 2017

Pet Peeves in The Shoe Industry – Part 2 – Scuffing

One thing that really baffles me is when people can’t imagine how scuffs got on their shoes and then blame the manufacturer for this. It’s incredible too that they could even attempt to think that it could be the leathers’/manufacturers fault. Allow me to explain a few things about scuffing so we can get this all out on the table and thus everyone can understand a bit more about the perplexity of this so-called phenomenon. As […]