The Shoe Snob Blog

March 24, 2017

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear S/S2017 Pre-Sale Round 3: Hand Stitched Apron Models + New Single Monk

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear’s 3rd round of PreSale is now live (with still more to come believe it or not). For this presale, we are offering our version of the much popular hand stitched apron shoe, coming in a derby form as well as an oxford form. On top of that, we have updated our single monk and added a few new colorways in it. The hand sewn apron Derby is somewhat of cult classic model that […]

March 23, 2017

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Details Of A Gentleman, London Event – Jaunty Flaneur, Vass/Ascot Shoes, Masaru Okuyama and Much More

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To All Londoners (or nearby residents) interested in events, the Jaunty Flaneur is back at it with a 2nd rendition of his Details of a Gentleman night this coming April 5th. There will be an array of brands showcasing their stuff, some of which are Vass shoes by Ascot Shoes and Japanese (Hong Kong based) Bespoke Shoemaker, Masaru Okuyama. Not only that but there shall be many more menswear brands, drinks and nibbles. From the […]

A Shoe Collection of a True Aficionado

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Some people love cars, some love watches, some love video games and then there are those that love menswear, particularly the staple ingredient known as ‘shoes.’ And then there are some people that love them way more than others and have a true passion for them, in all sorts of shapes, colors and styles. Sole Preacher of Instagram is one of those gentleman, a true shoe aficionado collecting anything from patina’d sneakers, to shoes with […]

March 20, 2017

London Super Trunk Show – Brand Showcase #6 – Ramon Cuberta

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Ramon Cuberta is another bespoke shoemaker also based in Barcelona, but was trained at home first by two Spanish independent shoemakers (pretty sure Norman Vilalta helped him along the way) and then by one who freelanced for John Lobb Ltd. He became know for offering full bespoke at relatively low prices(starts at £1750/€2 050), and during spring he’ll also launch a Made to Measure range of five models, three lasts, made as his bespoke shoes but will […]

March 17, 2017

News In The Industry – Things to Watch Out For!

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New things are going on all of the time in the shoe industry but it is hard to keep up with it all so I have compiled a short list of things that I find relevant and hopefully what you guys might also appreciate. Hope that you enjoy at least one of the bits of news! Carmina launches wide width GMTO — Carmina has officially launched a EEE width GMTO collection which allows those with […]

March 15, 2017

London Super Trunk Show – Brand Showcase #5 – Norman Vilalta

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  Mr. Norman Vilalta has an interesting history. He hails from Argentina originally with the background and profession of a lawyer. Growing tired of that life, he decided to follow his passion and moved to Florence, Italy to be trained in bespoke shomaking by the legendary Stefano Bemer. After several years with Stefano he felt he was then ready to take on his own workshop and start making shoes wth his own name in them. After years […]

March 14, 2017

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How to Restore Your Suede Shoes – Video

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Sometimes your suede shoes can get a bit rough looking, especially after one too many outings to the pub/restaurant/events etc. Without letting them get too far gone all you have to do to spruce them up is sacrifce about 5-10 mins of your spare time using household products to get them in top notch. This is not a major refurbishment video though but rather a quick sprucing up video, which if we all did after […]