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August 14, 2018

The Bit Loafer – Making a Comeback

The bit loafer is making a comeback and so far, I am somewhat impressed with what I have seen, particularly by Carmina’s version of one. To be quite honest, I never liked the classic Gucci one as I found the last to be over round, the apron to be atrocious and the rugged sole unfit for a loafer. I never understood how it became so popular. It was the reason why I hated bit loafers. […]

August 11, 2018

J.FitzPatrick Footwear — Last Weekend of Sale!

The J.FitzPatrick Footwear Summer Sale is coming to an end and we still have a lot of shoes left at great prices! Core Products — We decided to mark these down at 20% off .at our 2nd markdown and holds for 3 more days This opportunity doesn’t come often so take advantage while you can. Some of our core products include the classic Magnolia oxford, the illustrious Laurelhurst loafer, the iconic Stefano saddle oxford and the famous denim Wedgwood boot. Seasonal Products — These […]

July 30, 2018

J.FitzPatrick Footwear 2018 Summer Sale – 2nd Markdown, Up to 40% off!!!

It’s that time! Our 2nd markdown is here and we have some good offers so read carefully. Core Products — We have decided to mark these down at 20% off for the duration of the sale. This opportunity doesn’t come often so take advantage while you can. Some of our core products include the classic Magnolia oxford, the illustrious Laurelhurst loafer, the iconic Stefano saddle oxford and the famous denim Wedgwood boot. Seasonal Products — These will be going […]

July 25, 2018

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Vass Returns to Classics – New Saddle Oxford Model

The iconic saddle oxford has made its way into the design books of Laszlo Vass shoes. And even more so, their version of what looks to be the ‘saddle buck oxford’ although I believe that they used suede instead of nubuck. Neither being here nor there on the suede vs. buck, it is good to see the saddle oxford being introduced into their line as I have always personally been a big fan of this […]

July 23, 2018

New Fresco Range by Gaziano & Girling

Gaziano & Girling has recently launched a new Summer Range of ‘fresco’ shoes. As the name would entail, these shoes are meant to be something more ‘lightweight and flexible’ compared to the standard welted range that you typically get from British shoemakers. It is like a touch of Italian soft shoulder on the standard structured English cut. And what they came up with is the Capri: A classic penny loafer with an elongated toe on […]

July 19, 2018

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France for the Win – Altan Bottier Dedicates a Patina to France!

Growing up, playing soccer/football was my favorite thing in the world. To be honest, it still is although I am well out of shape and never really play anymore. But hey ho, that is another story. I can’t claim to say that the World Cup was exciting this year as, to be honest, because I think that the only bit of it that I actually watched was when I was eating lunch at a Mexican […]

July 18, 2018

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New Chinese Bespoke Shoemaker – Yim Shoemaker

I love an underdog story and all of these Chinese bespoke shoemakers for me represent just that. Due to the industry of cheap labor and products, China over the last 50 years has received such a bad wrap for making ‘cheap things’ to the point where people scoffed at anything Chinese made. Now, I can most certainly agree with being against child labor and underpaying your employees to the point where it is nearly slavery […]

July 16, 2018

J.FitzPatrick Footwear Summer Sale Now Live

  The J.FitzPatrick Footwear Summer Sale has finally arrived and we have a lot of great things on offer this year! As reinvention is at the core of our essence as a shoe brand, we are getting rid of many models entirely in order to make way for new things to come. So if you see them on sale at 25% off, that means that they WILL NOT be coming back and now is your chance to […]

July 13, 2018

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The Shoe Snob Summer Sale Now Live

  The Shoe Snob Summer Sale starts today! We are excited to announce that we are now on sale at www.theshoesnob.com. There is 20% OFF all accessories (excluding bundles deals) so now is the perfect time to stock up on all your shoe care products and the shoe trees you were thinking about. Happy Shopping! Justin, ‘The Shoe Snob’

July 11, 2018

A Solid Line Up – A Personal Collection of Carmina Shoes

A pretty solid line up here shown by @armandomadrid of Instagram. This is just of his Carmina collection which is quite impressive really for having just one brand in 10 pairs of shoes. Very loyal which I am sure Carmina is happy about as I know that I love it when my clients are like that with me. If I had to critique it, I would say that only one thing is truly missing and […]