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December 5, 2017

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Reverse Skin Stitch by Magnanni

Magnanni has some new shoes out that appear to be the best that I have yet to see coming from them. I mean, I still wished that they did GY welted shoes but hey, to each his own. While I have never been a personal fan of their fit and feel, I have always respected Magnanni as a brand. They are probably the most famous shoe company out of Spain (not something easy to do), […]

June 26, 2014

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Magnanni at Pitti Uomo 86

  Dear Readers, I am a bit backed up today so don’t really have time to write. Therefore, I will leave you with some of the Magnanni shoes that I saw while I was at PItti. While I am not crazy about the bologna/fine blake construction that Magnanni does, I have always appreciated the design of their shoes. Here are some of the ones that I really liked. See you tomorrow for more on Pitti […]

February 27, 2013

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Unique Design by Magnanni

There is greatness and then there is excess. This borderlines on the mixture of the two. The idea of a wholecut loafer with these buttons and then an interchangeable tassel is simply brilliant in my opinion. But then adding the cloth as the upper is what makes it overkill to me. The fabric alone, as a wholecut with that lovely black trim would be great, but having it all together is not…..Far better would be […]

November 12, 2012

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The Shoe Snob Pop-Up Shop At Selfridges

As my time in London progresses it would appear that my services offered and The Shoe Snob name seem to be progressing with it and therefore find myself doing more and more things. Sometimes I don’t even realise all of the things that I am doing, and just see them as normal day to day work and progress towards my bigger goal: J.FitzPatrick Footwear. But then sometimes when I get a chance to be alone […]

October 1, 2012

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How To Become A Shoe Designer – Part 4: The Manufacturing Side

A rough draft of my collection – certain things will be changed… If you make it to the point in which you are ready to have your collection made but just need someone to actually create the designs, physically, then you are nearly there. Nearly there in the sense that you have overcome many of the hurdles to becoming a shoe designer, BUT, this will be the biggest, hardest and longest one of all. Don’t […]

December 6, 2011

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What I Am Wearing

The more and more that you see my personal collection, the more that you will realize that I love to gravitate towards two-toned shoes. This is actually a pair, despite being colors that I don’t particularly think go that well together, is one of my favorite models. The only shame is, the more that I spend wearing bespoke shoes and shoes that come in narrow width, the more that I feel that many of the […]

May 3, 2010

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Gray Shoes – The New Black

Over the past couple of years you might have noticed the uprising of gray dress shoes being introduced by many of the well known Italian fashion labels such as Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Ferragamo etc as well as some of the other more ‘racy’ labels from other countries like Paul Smith from England and Magnanni from Spain. While many colors are introduced into a line to be a taste of something different, I feel like […]