The Shoe Snob Blog

October 21, 2019

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Oro Los Angeles – Boots Done Differently

There is a new (relatively) boot company based in LA making some interesting pieces of footwear and their name is Oro. For those that do not know, that means ‘gold’ in Spanish. They have been on my radar for a while now but seeing this jodhpur put my interest into something greater than just curiosity. Here are the specs: 1. Price ranges from $325 to about $450 with a few boots in exotic leather or […]

October 18, 2019

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Andante Shoemaker Impresses

I have always loved an apron loafer that has a separate piece/material for the apron in contrast to the surrounding leather. The first time I ever encountered one so beautiful was back in London, on Savile Row to be exact, in 2012. I was coming out of bepsoke tailor, Chittleborough and Morgan, saying hello to my friend Joe Morgan, when I noticed Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones coming in to enter C&M with a […]

October 17, 2019

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Rainy Day? Wear Suede

There is a reason why you should wear good suede. And that reason is that it handles rain better anything else. Now when I say this, I am talking about suedes darker than Snuff suede because any sand-like color suede, or lighter, cannot withstand the rain mainly for the dirt that comes along with those wet days. And that simple fact about light suede is what has most likely given suede a bad rep. But […]

October 16, 2019

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The Button Series – GMTO Boots/Shoes

New GMTO’s Now Live – The Button Series Our latest GMTO series is now live and we are excited to be offering all of these. If money were no option, we would always carry stock of all of the brilliant shoe/boot models we have made over the years, but sadly this is not possible. This is why getting on board with the GMTO/Crowdfund option is a good win/win for all, as you get a stab at […]

October 14, 2019

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New Shoes on The Marketplace

Well, for some of you lucky enough to be around UK6 (US7) to UK7 (US8) you will be pleased to know that some of the best deals have recently been posted on The Marketplace due to one French gentleman who seems be really be clearing out his closet. There are some great models to be had and some even better prices! And for those of you not around those sizes, well there are more out […]

October 11, 2019

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Orban’s Side Zip ‘Beatle Boot’

I normally don’t like things that have zippers on them but find the clean look of Orban’s hidden side zip ‘Beatle’ style boot quite appealing, particularly in the Dark Brown Suede. The older I get –bear in mind that is only 35– the more that I find things without laces appealing. It simply gets harder to bend over and do the darn lacing!!  And I am still quite skinny (so to speak). I guess I […]

October 10, 2019

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Carmina’s Custom Weekend – MTO Fees Waived!!

Carmina is hosting a ‘Custom Weekend’ from today until the 13th by which they are offering Waived MTO Fees on their custom shoe/boot offerings. And on top of that, they are also providing a special shoe care kit with each pair purchased. Not a bad deal huh! The only catch is that you have 3 days to get that order in, so now is the time to get cracking on those custom shoe designs that […]

October 8, 2019

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J.FitzPatrick Online Sample Sale

  All of the shoes leftover from our in-store sales have made their way to our Online site and are now available for purchase. There are some great deals to be had and some very low prices. See a couple here. More at the link below Make sure you act fast before the size gets purchased. Once gone, it won’t be back. Happy Shopping! -J.FitzPatrick Footwear info@jfitzpatrickfootwear.com   https://www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com/collections/sample-sale

October 7, 2019

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The Triple Buckle Boot – Magnanni’s Interpretation

For those that like that heavy burnished and Italian style of shoe design, you might be pleased to know that Magnanni has recently come out with their version of the famous Triple Buckle Monkstrap boot, so eloquently adding their personal ‘Magnanni’ flair to it with a side zip for convenient function and appeal. I have never been a fan of a zipper on anything other than a jacket but for those that love the look […]

October 4, 2019

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Suitsupply Shoes – The Review

  I won’t lie. I will proudly say that Suitsupply is one of my favorite brands. I won’t pretend that I really care where clothes are made from. Of course, I would go bespoke everything if I could but I am not a billionaire, or even close to a millionaire for that matter so won’t try to pretend that this is my taste. The fact is that Suit Supply makes pretty well-made clothes at a […]