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March 1, 2017

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London Super Trunk Show – World Championship of Shoe Shining

During the London Super Trunk Show on May 13 there will be the first World Championships in Shoe Shining, in collaboration with Saphir, where three finalists will have 20 minutes to polish a shoe as beautiful as possible. This competition is open for amateurs and professionals, and we now open the qualification for the final where you send in a picture of a well polished pair of shoes. In this post you can read all the […]

January 6, 2017

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J.FitzPatrick & The Shoe Snob Winter Sales Now Live!

Today we have launched our Winter Sales for both J.FitzPatrick Footwear and The Shoe Snob accessory site. On The Shoe Snob accessory site, we have discounted everything (with the exception of bundled deals) at 20% off. Now is your time to stock up on creams, wax polishes, brushes and most importantly shoe trees. Just remember that our shoes trees are very form fitting. They are about as close to a generic lasted shoe tree that […]

December 31, 2016

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Happy New Year from The Shoe Snob aka Justin FitzPatrick

Another year has gone by and much like the last year, a lot was experienced. I have always told myself I think that I perform better while dealing with adversity. If life is too smooth going it becomes too easy to take it for granted and forget what we have and appreciate it. And while there has always been something that was extremely challenging in my life, I must say that 2016 took the cake. […]

December 22, 2016

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The Shoe Snob Wishes You A Merry Christmas

To all of my readers, As this will be my last post for a few days, I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and if you don’t celebrate that, then a very Happy Holiday season. This month has been quite hectic and I am still struggling to wrap it all up so I will keep this short and sweet. Come New Years Eve, I will do a long reflection post, explaining a […]

November 10, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear Now Stocked in Canada + Updates

  Our shoes, J.FitzPatrick Footwear, have recently been picked up by Canadian shoe shop, GS Douville and our now available for purchase at their quaint shop in Montreal, Quebec  n. This marks our 4th stockist around the world and I couldn’t be more grateful for these shops believing in our product and wanting to share it with their clientele. What I loved about GS Douville’s choice of product was that most of them were something […]

September 27, 2016

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The Shoe Snob Looks for Part-Time Worker

Dear Readers, A while back, I asked all of you for donations in order to help hire someone that could relieve some pressures off of myself so that I could get back to working hard on the blog and continuing writing important posts that sometimes take me at least 4 hours to complete. Some of you donated to which I am eternally grateful and we raised a little bit of money that went to helping […]

September 16, 2016

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The Shoe Snob 5 Year Anniversary

Five years ago, my business partner and I put our very first order of polish in, for £600. I remember our very first stickers for our tins of beeswax. They were blue, cost us nearly one British Pound a pop and were just terrible. It was a great first experience of trial and error. But that is the beauty of business: learning from your errors and not being afraid to make them. And considering the […]