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Yearly Archive: 2013

December 7, 2013

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New J.FitzPatrick Exclusives & A/W2013 Shoes In!

Dear Readers, Okay, so finally my A/W2013 stock has come in and is now available for purchase either through my company or by coming into Gieves & Hawkes (soon to be Timothy Everest in Feb/March 2014) in London. As an update to the way in which I can take payment, I no longer require people to have to have a Paypal account in order to conduct a transaction. I can now take card payments. Hopefully […]

December 4, 2013

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Foster & Son Pre-Christmas Sale – Thursday Dec. 5th!

Will keep this short and sweet. For all of those in London (or possibly by mail order?), here is the words straight from the people at Foster & Son in regards to their one day pre-sale, which includes bespoke! “Just to let you know that our pre-Christmas sale-sale (if you see what I mean!) will be happening this Thursday 5th December between 10.00-21.15. All of our RTW shoes will be 20% off, including shoes that have never […]

December 3, 2013

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Enzo Bonafe Spat Boots at Skoaktiebolaget

The spat boot definitely has to be the coolest model of all time, at least in my humble opinion. There is nothing really like it (even a balmoral boot does not scratch the surface) and for that reason, it commands such an attraction for me. But the downside of the model itself is not only how hard it is to make the pattern (and do it right) but also the difficulty of actually fastening the […]

December 2, 2013

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Jack Erwin Shoes – My Take on Them

There is a new brand on the scene that are creating quite a big storm in the shoe world, mainly in the US however and their name is Jack Erwin. For many of you outside of the US, this might very well be the first time that you are hearing about it. So allow me to explain what I have read and come across so far. The main point of their brand is to offer […]

November 29, 2013

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Septieme Largeur Expand to Singapore

Every companys’ dream should be to find themselves expanding internationally in some fashion or another. That great day has come for Septieme Largeur and it takes place in the form of their very own shop in the heart of Singapore. Not only is this great news for the brand but also for the people of Singapore, as I have heard time and time again from my blog readers based there, that the selection of well […]

November 28, 2013

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TheShoeSnob.com is Live!

  Dear Readers, Okay, so I am finally back from my trip to the States and boy am I shattered!! What a long trip. It was rewarding however and I had a great time meeting all of you that came out to support. On another positive note, I have achieved my first stockist, Leatherfoot of Toronto. For those of you that live in Toronto, you should find my shoes in their shop around March/April 2014 […]

November 26, 2013

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Ronnie Fieg’s Fashion Hikers

  I have always had an internal battle with winter and the attire. On one hand, I absolutely love the idea of getting bundled up and layering lovely coats upon lovely clothes underneath, adding a nice scarf and looking well presented. But the battle came down below with the footwear, a battle that I am sure that many people who wear nice shoes have. What do you do when it snows? Suffer, that’s for sure! […]

November 23, 2013

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Beautiful Black Brogue by Bestetti

Bet you didn’t realize that I made you use five ‘B’ words in a row when reading the title of this blog post in your head? I didn’t realize it either until the end of it and said to myself, ‘whoa, what a funny coincidence!’ Anyway enough being a five year old and onto these lovely stunners by my good friend Mr. Riccardo Bestetti. Starting this blog, 3.5 years ago, I did not much appreciate […]

November 21, 2013

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La Beaute’ du Geste

Dear Readers, Here is a video on the great craftsmanship that still exists in the world today, whether it be in shoes, cars, food, jewelry etc. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to see how great products get constructed with passion and creativity and the people behind them. This video was created by Mr. Hugo Jacomet of Parisian Gentleman, in conjunction with Maison Corthay. I hope that you enjoy it. On another note, if […]

November 19, 2013

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Some Serious Brogues!

  I have always liked a nice brogue, even a bit of a heavy one. I don’t really own the heavy ones but have always appreciated their appeal as stompers that could last you the rest of your life and look nice underneath a pair of jeans. And I don’t think that anyone does a proper heavy brogue better than those of the Austrian/Hungarian block. George Materna in particular, as shown in this post, can […]