The Shoe Snob Blog

January 21, 2020

Saphir Burgundy Wax Polish – Good for Earth Tones

There are a few tricks to shoe shining that I have always appreciated using to get an enhanced result to that final shine. One, is using blue wax on black shoes. And the other is using burgundy wax polish on all earth-toned leathers, from light tan to dark brown and if I am really being a bit daring, sometimes using burgundy wax even on blue leather for an added effect. You see, the thing about […]

January 17, 2020

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J.FitzPatrick Winter Sale – 2nd Markdown

Our Winter Sale continues with a 2nd Markdown on selected products As usual, our sale is split into categories, so please see below the differences. Each discount applies to certain models: 1. 40% discount — This is for the leftover stock of the Discontinued models we are getting rid of, at a 40% discount. They are all of the Issaquah models, the Laurelhurst in navy braided suede, the Rainier and the clearance models. The sold-out […]

January 14, 2020

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Suitsupply Final Sale – 3 Day’s To Get Low Prices!

Suitsupply has just shared with me their Final Sale Outlet stuff and there is a lot of great things to be had there. Of course, while I am highlighting shoes, there is a lot of great clothing too! And even stuff for the ladies in case you want to gift your special someone for the upcoming Valentines Day Unfortunately, this link is only good for those in the USA. The EU might have their own […]

January 13, 2020

The Shoe Snob Unboxing Series – TLB Mallorca

 Here I unbox and talk about one of TLB Mallorca’s Artista Range shoes, the striking adelaide oxford in Burgundy Museum Calf Find the shoes here: https://www.tlbmallorca.com/107-picasso-shoe-musuemcalf-bordeaux If you enjoy my Unboxing videos, please share them on! -Justin

January 9, 2020

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Button Boot Greatness – And the Brands that Make Them!

There are not many of us that make good button boots in the industry. And YES, I said ‘good’ as there are some out there making snap button or side zip button boots, both of which I don’t find appealing nor worthy of being associated with the idea of the original Victorian classic. But I guess call that the snob in me! Prior to 2015 you could only find button boots at Aubercy (French Shoe […]

January 7, 2020

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NYC Patina Workshop

For those of you hoping to learn patina and are based around the Tri-State area or willing to travel there, Greg Park of @hancore (IG) and Chris Dillon of @american__patina (IG) are soon hosting an intensive Patina Workshop. Mastering the skill of patina, like most arts, is usually done through practice, repitition and self belief but gettung the basics down through the help of someone more experienced is always a crucial step towards capulting you […]

January 6, 2020

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Wine Pigment Patina by Meccariello

Italian shoemaker Antonio Meccariello, of Napoli, has recently created a very cool museum effect of his own with his “wine-pigment” patinas as shown on some of his latest creations on Instagram. You find the majority if this work done of the waists of his shoe’s soles but it would also appear that he sometimes does it on the upper as well. I can imagine this being a very popular request by his customers as it […]

January 3, 2020

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J FitzPatrick Winter Sale Now Live

Our Winter Sale is now live and ready for all of you to take advantage of some great prices on some great shoes! As usual, our sale is split into categories, so please see below the differences. Each discount code applies to certain models and certain discounts: 1. 30% discount — This is for the 6 models we are getting rid of, at a 30% discount. They are all of the Issaquah models, the Laurelhurst […]

January 2, 2020

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The Shoe Snob Unboxing Series – Frank Clegg Leatherworks

 Here I have the honor of unboxing (or unbagging in reality) a wonderful signature travel bag by Frank Clegg. For those of you that do not know Frank Clegg, they are one of the most respected and well know makes of quality leather goods, Made in America. Their bags are easily the best in the world and with reasonable price tags attached Here I unbag one of their signature models found at the link […]

December 31, 2019

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Happy New Year – A Reflection of 2019

A Reflection of This Year Past: 2019 was a tumultuous year, to say the least. Never before have I experienced such great highs but also great lows all in the same year and pretty much at the same time. It was nerve-wracking yet a blessing at the same time. It taught me many things about myself, about life, about faith, about patience and ultimately about never giving up. This year, I got re-married, had a […]