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Yearly Archive: 2015

December 4, 2015

J.FitzPatrick A/W2015 Stock Now In – Round 2!

Well, it has been an interesting season as half of my A/W15 stock was released back in September and the rest of it just came in. This was due to a massive delay from the American Tannery Horween, who is famous for their Cordovan and Chromexcel leathers. And naturally all of the shoes that were late came from the use of the Chromexcel leather, in dark brown, burgundy and black. To top it off, there […]

December 3, 2015

Septieme Larguer Mid-Boot Wholecut

  Septieme Largeur have recently released a smart, leather sole version of their mid-boot wholecut and are offering it up in their patina service section of the website. You don’t often see a wholecut of this calibre in anything outside of handmade shoemaking as it is not the easiest model to cut, nor last over. But that didn’t apparently stop SL from releasing one. And with all of that leather imagine all of the possibilities […]

December 2, 2015

Norman Vilalta New Collection!

Norman Vilalta just dropped his A/W2015 collection and I have to say that it is right up my alley, especially the boot in the main image. What a bombshell!! That vibrant reddish/orange patina with what looks like rust suede is simply magnificent. Norman never ceases to surprise me and even more so, he one ups his last venture every time. I love the collection, even the chunky soled shoes are starting to grow on me. […]

December 1, 2015

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David Balazic

So I have just gotten back from what has been a very fun, successful and tiring trip to Singapore. I always have a great time while there, as Kevin Seah and team a great hosts, but man is it full on, especially as it was 4 day trunk show. But now I am back and in full swing of things here in London, not only sorting out what happened in Singapore but also from the […]

November 27, 2015

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Black Friday Weekend Thru Cyber Monday Now Live!!

  Black Friday weekend mixed with Cyber Monday is now in full effect with a discount offering of 20% on the majority of products on both www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com and www.theshoesnob.com Don’t miss this opportunity to take advantage of having our classic models discounted which usually never go on sale. Happy Shopping until Monday 11:59pm GMT

November 26, 2015

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Patina Billfolds by Septieme Largeur

They are not shoes, but these billfolds by Septieme Largeur are cool nonetheless and something that is highly complimentary to a nice pair of shoes. I am always looking for wallets/billfolds in unique colors as one can only take so much of black or the various shades of brown. And those blue and red numbers are quite striking to say the least, especially that blue! And with the ever weak Euro and being sold for […]

November 25, 2015

Blue Bespoke Beauties by Gaziano & Girling

What I love about Gaziano & Girling’s bespoke balmoral boots is that they make them the proper height that a true balmoral boot should be. You see back in the Victorian day, the boots that they wore were much higher up the leg than the RTW ones that you see today (even G&G RTW are lower than this bespoke one). I don’t know exactly why they lowered them (pretty much an industry standard) but I […]

November 23, 2015

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Black Friday Preview

  What used to be the biggest shopping day in the US is now spreading across the world thanks to the internet. And when one is an online site, they better partake. Thinking on it now, having lived in England for so long I realized that I never even thought about it before as no one celebrates Thanksgiving here. So it always just kind of passed on by as any other ‘ol regular day. But […]

November 18, 2015

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The Shoe Snob Christmas Shop

Whether we want it to be or not, we can’t deny that the holidays are around the corner and that means that people have to start buying gifts for their cherished ones. And whether you are someone who plans early and gets it sorted before December or one that waits until the last second, we have decided (for the first time) to be a part of the holiday cheer by creating a Christmas Shop on […]

November 16, 2015

Carreducker’s New RTW Collection: Winkers Resort Shoe

  Carreducker, the bespoke duo that have been home to Gieves & Hawkes for the last 5 years have gone out and created something a bit different to their norm: an updated Winkers Resort Shoe. This is not the first time that they have had fun with RTW shoes though. The first Winkers collection (from about 3 years ago) was their first stab at it and from that they learned a lot about RTW including […]