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October 22, 2017

J.FitzPatrick x The Shoe Snob Hit Sweden For Trunk Shows in Nov.

After 2 years away from the glorious North of Europe, our time has finally come to be able to return to two of our favorite destinations, both Stockholm and Gothenburg, to display our upcoming collections. We have missed Sweden and this is our first time doing an A/W show there, so hopefully will be able to offer something different than past visits. Please see the locations and times below: Nybrogatan 23, 114 39 Stockholm +46 8 684 […]

September 25, 2017

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Blue Suede Beauties on Sale by Skoaktiebolaget

  There are some sweet shoes on sale right now at Skoaktiebolaget’s website, two of them being these beautiful blue suede numbers by Carmina. The featured above is one of my favorite combinations of the year. As many of you may know blue is my favorite color, and I just love it in suede even more. And creating a two-tone out of it puts it right up my alley. Skoak did a job at great […]

September 11, 2017

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Paolo Scarfora Trunk Show – Skoaktiebolaget

You have seen me write quite recently a good bit about Paolo Scarfora and this is mainly for two reasons. First of all, he is a friend of mine and is a tremendous person. It is always nice to support genuine people. But more important for all of you is that I have known about his shoes for years and always hoped that they would get more attention in the online world because he makes […]

August 15, 2017

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Navy Grain Tassel Loafers by Saint Crispins America’s

  You don’t often see blue grain tassel loafers but by the looks of these bad boys, courtesy of Saint Crispins Americas, I am thinking that we should see them more often. From what I am led to believe a tassel loafer is not so business suit appropriate according to the ideology of a true conservative mentality (even though I would wear them with a suit), so I always wondered why they always came in […]

July 31, 2017

Ivan Crivellaro Loafer Mania!

Ivan Crivellaro’s wingtip tassel loafers are one of my favorite loafers in the industry, particularly the way that he always uses multiple materials to make them. It’s hard to say which one of these would be my favorite, but I am really feeling this braided one, not only for the elegance of it but for the very beautiful mahogany shade of brown that it comes in. And you don’t see braided leather shoes so much […]

July 25, 2017

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A Most Interesting Design By Yanko

  It looks as if this week I am focusing on unique shoe designs as today I wanted to discuss this model that I recently found by Yanko, one of the Spanish shoemakers of Mallorca. To be honest I cant really say how I feel about it. Its definitely unique but am unsure if it is to my own personal taste. There are a lot of design features going on and I have yet decided […]

July 21, 2017

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New & Lingwood – Summer Chukkas in All Colors

The word ‘boot’ usually brings to mind Autumn/Winter feelings and thoughts of the corresponding attire but when thinking of a chukka boot, I tend to think of it as a go-to Spring/Summer boot. The casual nature of the chukka boot often sits better under the materials/styles we tend to wear in the summery months, such as chinos/denim/linens etc . Whereas our corduroys/wool/tweeds tend to pair nicely with leather boots, often high in nature and quite […]

June 27, 2017

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Francesco Benigno – Another Italian Gem

There are a lot of shoemakers in Italy. And a lot that many of us have never heard of, including myself. And many of them are extremely good with high level finishing that is on par with the best English makers. But you don’t know about them. Because many of them simply make for other brands and thus do not do so much marketing of their own name. Such is the case with Francesco Benigno […]

June 19, 2017

A Guide To Wearing Belts

  Belts are one of those accessories that we really just need. Trousers off the shelf simply don’t fit perfectly, hardly ever. Therefore it’s not a choice unless you can afford bespoke everything and thus be able to affix side adjusters or brace loops (yet still needing another accessory to keep the trousers up!). And unless you are sticking to black calf or dark brown shoes, it is not always clear on what belt to […]

June 5, 2017

My Trip to Florence

In my life I have been extremely fortunate to have traveled the world and even lived in some very beautiful places, one of them being Florence, Italy, from 2008-2009. And even though I left many years ago, a piece of my heart remains there in memory and nostalgia. Luckily in recent years I have been able to make an excuse to go back at least once a year by attending the ever growing menswear show, […]