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April 21, 2017

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear New GMTOs Now Live

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With the success of our 1st round of GMTOs back in February we at J.FitzPatrick Footwear have just launched our 2nd round of shoes/boots that we feel offer a great selection of unique and tasteful footwear. Trying to always push the boundaries of classic footwear sprinkled with a bit of modern touch we hope that you enjoy our new selection of GMTOs. Things to Remember with GMTO We need a minimum of 6 purchases per […]

April 20, 2017

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Gaziano & Girling Launches RTW Outlet in NYC

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  Gaziano & Girling is launching a RTW stock presence in NYC early next week which is a huge step for them to gaining more traction in the US and probably one step closer to one day having their own shop in the Big Apple. But baby steps on that idea which is precisely why they have started with a showroom in the heart of the city whereby a constant presence of RTW can be […]

April 18, 2017

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Additions To Your Sole

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There is much debate on whether or not one should add things to his/her sole to make them last longer/protect from the elements. Some argue in favor of adding rubber/metal, others swear that it actually ruins your shoes in the long run. But who is right? Well, while my word is not fact, I will put my two cents in and break down both the for’s and against’s in order to come to a conclusion […]

April 17, 2017

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Things To Know About Shoes Part 4: 31-40

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31. Super fine sandpaper (the finest possible – P1200) is good for cleaning dirty suede. Just don’t go gung-ho as like anything, going extreme will have it’s adverse effects. 32. Fit is and always will be subjective to personal taste. Much of this personal taste will stem from cultural ideology. This is why 3-D scanning technology will never replace bespoke shoemakers, as a machine cannot interpret people’s needs/likes. For arguments sake let’s say that we […]

April 14, 2017

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Happy Easter! – Discount on The Shoe Snob

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  Dear Readers, We are celebrating the Easter period by offering a 10% discount off all full-price* products at www.theshoesnob.com. Whether you need to stock up on polish for shoeshine Sundays, or add one of our new belts to your collection there is something for everyone. Simply enter code: EASTER10 to redeem at checkout (it is case sensitive) Wishing you all a fantastic Easter weekend. Justin, ‘The Shoe Snob’ *Discount excludes all bundled products. Promotion […]

April 13, 2017

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The Bicycle Stitch – John Lobb

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Back when I used to sell shoes at Nordstrom in Seattle, there used to be so many models that had this ‘bicycle’ stitch on the vamp, extending towards the toe. The model that comes to mind most was this Ecco shoe that I used to sell like candy to sugar addicts. I made a lot of commission off of those things! But coming to Europe, I don’t think that I have seen one welted shoe […]

April 13, 2017

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Bookbinder Leather — Don’t Be Fooled

While living in America and working at Nordstrom (way back when), I remember many of the Italian brands making shoes in what looked like a cross between calfskin and patent. Prada, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana loved the stuff! And to be honest, as I was young and a bit naive, I remember being quite attracted to these shiny things. They had all of the glitz & the glam and thus looked the part of […]