The Shoe Snob Blog

January 19, 2019

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Carpincho Boots by Enrile

The Capybara/Carpincho animal is probably one of the ugliest things known to animals. It looks like a giant rat and it’s like the size of a dog. But their hide sure does make a pretty cool pair of gloves or shoes! I have always wanted a pair of each but they are not that inexpensive and now I need to be saving for a house and not clothes. One day soon! The latest pair of […]

January 18, 2019

2nd Markdown Now Live – J.FitzPatrick Footwear AW18 Sale

It’s that time that we make our 2nd markdown and that is now live. What was at 30% off is now at 40% off. All core models and sneakers have stayed at 20% off and new A/W models are still at 10% off. Remember that there won’t be another discount on core products until Summer so now is your chance to pick up our classic models! Getting the 40% off discount is solely for in-stock products though […]

January 16, 2019

Fusing Dress + Casual = Septieme Largeur

The traditional dress shoe is a harder and harder sell these days. People don’t want leather soles, they ‘want to be comfortable.’ People can rock up to work in their jeans nowadays. And this is a corporate job we are talking about. Most guys want to thus wear something more casual due to this. Why wear a dress shoe when you can go casual? This is what they ask themselves. Sometimes, being ‘The Shoe Snob,’ I […]

January 14, 2019

Edhen Milano – New Brand Doing Things Differently

  There is new-ish, young Italian brand doing some very bold and interesting things. And their name is Edhen Milano. What first caught my eye was their take on the double monk loafer, as popularized by Santoni some years back. Then what got me really looking was their take on the Butterfly loafer, as seen above. I liked the pairing between suede and leather and even more so the burnishing on the brogueing bits which I […]

January 12, 2019

Discontinuing Models at 30% off – #3 The Leavenworth

The 3rd shoe being highlighted in our Discontinuing Models series is none other than our Leavenworth Ghillie brogue in the Dark Museum Calf and Snuff Suede on the SEA last. This is actually one of my favorite models in the collection. I find that it looks good with almost anything, literally. It’s smart enough to wear with a flannel suit for Winter but also not so stuffy that you can’t pair it with a nice set […]

January 11, 2019

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The Wholecut Single Monk by Paolo Scafora

Seeing new designs and patterns always makes me excited. My favorite part about being a shoe designer is making samples and seeing a design come to life. But of course as I dont have all of the ideas in the world, I also love to see new things created by other brilliant makers too. Paolo Scafora is a brilliant ideas guy. He makes some next level design and this wholecut single monk is one of […]

January 10, 2019

Cuervo Cobblerblack Bird – Another Spanish Shoemaker

There are a group of shoemakers in the Gracia neighborhood of Barcelona, named Cuervo Cobblerblack Bird. They have been banded together since 2006. But only thanks to Instagram, have I recently discovered their existence and wished to share it all with you. I remember when I used to think that Barcelona really only had like 2 bespoke shoemakers, but as time goes on, as does the internet, I am seeing that it is a haven […]

January 9, 2019

Joseph Cheaney ‘Tipton’ Oxford

Joseph Cheaney, English shoemaker since 1886, has recently released a new adelaide oxford that takes this interesting design to the next level. While they are not the first to have done this sweeping like side seam, extending from the quarter across the vamp and into the toe box (Meermin has done this too), I must say that they are the only ones that have done it tastefully IMHO. I never really liked this idea until I saw […]

January 8, 2019

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A Reflection on the Last Two Years 2017/2018

  Dear Supporters, Happy 2019! It has been a long time since I did a post of true substance or let you know what has been going on in my life. I believe that at the beginning of last year, I did not even do a reflection post on 2017. Well, here is making up for that and letting you know what has been going on in my life for the last 2 years for […]

January 4, 2019

J.FitzPatrick Footwear Winter Sale Now Live!

Happy New Year!! As you might have been waiting for, it’s that time that we shake things up by getting rid of existing models to make room for new, great ideas to come! However, as we do every few years this time we are getting rid of some core models that have represented the brand since day one. What we have in this sale is a tier of sale prices based on the relevance of […]