The Shoe Snob Blog

Monthly Archive: April 2016

April 29, 2016

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The Shoe Snob Socks Refill and New Merino Wool Offerings

We recently just took refill of our knee length 100% Egyptian Cotton socks just in time for this nice weather to start becoming more permanent. And on top of that we also added two new colors: a Dark Charcoal color for the more conservative sock wearers and a deep Crimson red (far left one above) for the slightly more daring. We have also introduced The Shoe Snob Merino Wool blend sock into our line-up, currently […]

April 28, 2016

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Blue Shoes Are Now The Norm

Maybe I am confused by what I see online and what is truly reality but from a perspective of how often I see blue shoes now versus how often I used to, say 3 years ago, I really feel like they are becoming more ‘normal.’ My egotistical side likes to think that I had a part of that as I have been hammering into the head of whoever reads my blog that blue shoes are […]

April 27, 2016

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Teal Suede Double Monks by John Lobb

I have always loved the color Teal, especially when it is on the darker side so that it is not overly ostentatious (at least in the matter of clothing). And while I never actually owned that many articles of clothing in the color teal (as no one makes it), I have always loved the idea of teal shoes. But no one makes them as it is not only hard to make as a color, but […]

April 22, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick Driving Loafers Re-Stock & Colorways!

We just received our refill of stock in our driving loafer range, consisting of the string loafer Vashon and our penny loafer, Bainbridge. Last year we got them out quite late as they were a new and out-of-the-blue product for us (as it all happened really fast). This year we timed it a bit better to actually have them for right when the horrible weather starts turning beautiful (not counting today!). And that we are […]

April 21, 2016

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G&G x JF Shoes Sample Sale – Final Reminder

This is a final reminder to all of those in the UK or close enough to travel to it, that Gaziano & Girling and my shoe brand, J.FitzPatrick Footwear will be holding a sample sale one week from tomorrow on the 29th and 30th of April. Prices on J.FitzPatrick shoes will start from £125 and Gaziano & Girling from £250. What is leftover after the sale I presume will be up for grabs via email. […]

April 19, 2016

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The Brogue of All Brogues by Dimitri Gomez

A full brogue has a lot of hole punching on it. And it’s interesting to think that a model adopted from a shoe that used to let water go through, found in the marshlands of Scotland has become such a staple piece in dress footwear. And yet its funny that people will be afraid to wear a navy blue shoe yet will wear a shoe that has holes everywhere. Collective societal thinking is an interesting […]

April 18, 2016

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Blue Suede Simplicity by Septieme Largeur

For Spring/Summer we all want to comfortable because let’s be honest, when it is overly hot that is anything but comfortable. Now while I am not the type of guy that tends to go around without socks, I can imagine the appeal particularly when it is in a nice pair of suede numbers such as these beauties by Septieme Largeur. And while I think that green is the color of 2016, I can’t lie and […]

April 15, 2016

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The French Sole Treatment in London

I always find it interesting to see how different cultures like different things when it comes to their footwear, whether it be in regards to fit, how to treat the sole, how to polish etc. Well, the combination of added rubber pieces to your soles mixed with toe plates is a very common amongst the French speaking part of the European world. While it is especially very common in Paris, you will also find many […]

April 14, 2016

Corthay’s New Creations Part 1

What I love about Corthay is the fact that they are not afraid of some color and it shows greatly in all of their collections as each season is filled with more and more incorporated colors and materials used. But what I loved best about these new creations are the patina’d tassels on the loafers above. That is next level creativity right there and I wouldn’t expect anything less from Corthay as they are always […]

April 13, 2016

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Mario Bemer Bespoke

The side profile of Mario Bemer’s bespoke shoes are always flawless in my eyes. Now when I say flawless normally I am talking about the making side but in Mario’s shoes, not only do I mean the making but mainly I am talking about the shoes pattern and details in absolute proportion. You see the Japanese makers will have flawless craftsmanship but the proportions to their shoes and patterns are not always there for me. […]