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Monthly Archive: October 2013

October 31, 2013

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The Parisian Trunk Show (plus new Wallingford colorway)

With a bit of down time, I thought that I would sneak in some pics of what I am getting up to here in Paris. As you can see from the pic above, I have been spending my time at the lovely shop of Mes Chaussettes Rouges, a shop that specializes in fine quality hosiery (mens), e.g Gallo, Bresciani etc. Their stock of socks is simply mind blowing as I am sure your eyes will […]

October 30, 2013

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Off To Paris – C’est La Vie

Dear Readers, It’s early in the morning and I am off to Paris for my event with Mes Chaussettes Rouges and Parisian Gentleman. I really don’t have time to talk as I have to leave in 15 minutes but just thought that I would sneak something out today as I won’t be able to for the rest of the week. I wish everyone a great rest of the week/weekend and be back maybe on the […]

October 28, 2013

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J.FitzPatrick North America Tour

The time has finally come for me to go out into the world and attempt at not only growing my own footwear line, but meet those outside of London that have been so kind in supporting The Shoe Snob blog. That being, I have decided to embark on my first mini-tour of North America, first stopping in Toronto with a much anticipated 2-day trunk show at newly prestigious Leatherfoot, a few days in Chicago (with […]

October 24, 2013

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My Event in Paris, Oct. 31st with Mes Chaussettes Rouges & Parisian Gentleman

Next week Thursday, the 31st of October, will mark myfirst ever event outside of my launch party, in Paris at Mes Chausettes Rouges in conjuction with Hugo Jacomet of Parisian Gentleman. As I mentioned before, I designed two new colorways to launch at this event, one of which you can see here: the Wedgwood in Burgundy calf with Burgundy suede. The other model is a new rendition of my Wallingford model and let me tell […]

October 23, 2013

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Red Brogues by VASS

I really love seeing red leather because it looks so nice in pictures, particularly when it gives you the impression of being subtle even though it is a bold red. That´s the impression that these beauties give me. They don´t scream out at you like one might perceive if you said ¨my red brogues,¨ but rather maintain an air of simplistic elegance about them even though red is a color that would be described as […]

October 22, 2013

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Brogues to You Make Yearn!!

Too busy to really write a lot in this moment, but just noticed these bad boys by Septieme Largeur and nearly fainted. It´s probably one of the best patinas I have ever seen. Not necessarily in it´s complexity but in the way that it flows with the pattern. Simply brilliant. The only downfall to all of you men who read the site, is the fact that this model is strictly for women. But maybe if […]

October 21, 2013

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Go Bold or Go Home!

It would appear that the world is becoming a bit more brave. You know this when one of the most classic and conservative brands in the world, i.e. Brooks Brothers, starts doing two toned shoes. Even more surprising and greatful to see is the fact that the other tone is not even a leather but rather a nice tartan cloth. While I know that many of the shoe brands out there read the blog, and […]

October 18, 2013

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Shoes Look Best When On Feet!

Don’t have a ton of time to write a lot tonight my friends. Been a catch-up kind of a day. I don’t think that I have formally mentioned this, but early next year my time with Gieves & Hawkes will be expired and I will be soon find myself collaborating with the great Timothy Everest; a venture that I am very much looking forward to (not that I am not grateful for my time at […]

October 17, 2013

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“Designers” Have No Limits – Rubbish Welcomed

Getting older has seemed to make me go a bit soft, as my snobbish side is not as loud as it used to be and I seem to only write positive stuff these days (relatively). But seeing things like this just make me want to lash out. I mean, who would wear these? Just maybe (big just) could I think that it would be fun to wear mismatched laces (not that I would do it […]

October 16, 2013

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2014: The Year that Gaziano & Girling Hit the Big Time!

  Big things are happening for the Gaziano & Girling duo this upcoming year. Things that you may have heard of and things that might be new to most of you. But all exciting and would make one keen on seeing the results of what they are working on. First and foremost, of which most of you have probably heard, they are upgrading their factory to a larger premises. This means that they can now […]