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September 4, 2017

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The Shoe Snob & J.FitzPatrick Footwear Return to Singapore

To all of the Singaporeans and those surrounding, you will be pleased to know that J.FitzPatrick Footwear will finally be returning to Singapore for yet another trunk show at none other than the famous Kevin Seah Bespoke in Boat Quay. After 2 years without visiting one of my favorite islands, I have finally been able to travel again and am making my first stop at this beautiful destination.   We will host a 4-day trunk […]

November 13, 2015

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Singapore Bound = The Shoe Snob x Kevin Seah

I am wrapping up the last of my trunk shows for 2015 and Singapore is the one that usually ends them as it is the coolest time of year there and probably the only time of year that I could actually handle it. I mean last year it was about 28 degrees Celsius with about 100% humidity. Simply insane!! But anyway, it’s a nice refreshing visit to another world and away from Western society. Plus […]

October 14, 2015

Dandy Shoe Care Goes Above & Beyond!!

  Alexander Nurulaeff of Dandy Shoe Care has gone above and beyond with his latest patina. It was a special gift to present at Kevin Seah’s (tailor in Singapore) 6th Anniversary party. Fitting for a tailor was the request of making a patina in the style of a windowpane tweed cloth. And damn did Alexander do a breathtaking job on fulfilling that unlikely and difficult request. My only fear now, is that after seeing this […]

August 31, 2015

Masaru Okuyama To Visit Singapore

  For those of you in Singapore who have never had the opportunity to see bespoke shoes by a Japanese shoemaker, now is your chance to do so as Masaru Okuyama will host a trunk show at Kevin Seah this Fri/Sat. Masaru’s shoemaking technique is quite unique for a Japanese shoemaker, in my humble opinion, and this is what I like about him. Although having learned from a Japanese maker, his style of making seems to have a […]

June 15, 2015

The Clean Lines of Masaru Okuyama

Masaru Okuyama doesn’t make crazy unique shoes like many of the Japanese bespoke shoemakers out there, but one thing that you can always count on with regards to his shoes are the finessed laser-like lines to his lasts, welts, heels etc. His shoes always look flawless and beyond perfect. I think that he just might also be the master of the wholecut, as I am always astounded when I see his take on it (as […]

March 9, 2015

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The Brown Cap Toe by Riccardo Bestetti

I recently saw this picture of Jesper Ingevaldsson’s (of www.shoegazing.se) shoes by Riccardo Bestetti and re-fell in love with them again. I had first seen them in the flesh while visiting Bestetti’s factory and admired them for their simplistic beauty. While being a quite classic brown oxford, what really sets them apart is the color (hand patinated by Bestetti himself, and quite possibly Jesper too!) and the hand-woven like stitching that makes up the cap, throat line […]

January 27, 2015

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Pitti Uomo: My Updated Views On It

This Pitti Uomo fair probably marked the largest attendance of “Shoe Industry People” due to the event that took place in the middle of the fair, BeShoes, hosted by Mr. Simon Crompton of Permanent Style and Tommaso Melani of Stefano Bemer. The point of the event was to bring together some of the greatest minds in footwear and get them all in one room not only to then pick their brain and hear their points […]

October 17, 2014

The Shoe Snob/J.FitzPatrick Goes To Hong Kong & Singapore

After a year and a half of the J.FitzPatrick brand being in existence, I have finally been fortunate enough to take myself and shoes to Hong Kong and Singapore for a few trunk shows. I am quite excited, not only to meet my supporters out there but also because I have never been to that side of the world and greatly look forward to experiencing new things. I know that many of you in that […]

July 4, 2014

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The Shoe Snob & J.FitzPatrick Go to Asia!

  In my quest to travel the world, display my shoe line and meet all of the supporters of not only the The Shoe Snob blog, but also J.FitzPatrick Footwear, it has been made official that I will now be off to Asia at the end of this year for some new Trunk Shows, specifically in Hong Kong and Singapore. It comes with great excitement to be making this announcement as I have always desired […]

January 25, 2013

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Gaziano & Girling x Kevin Seah – First Singapore Trunk Show

Gaziano & Girling will be hosting their first ever trunk show in Singapore, one week from today (Feb.1st) , in association with Kevin Seah Bespoke. The show will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel and will go until the 2nd of February. At the trunk show, Gaziano & Girling will be showcasing the release of their new formal/evening collection (shown below). The new models will currently be available on a Made-To-Order or Bespoke basis […]