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Monthly Archive: January 2016

January 28, 2016

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A Reflection on 2015 for The Shoe Snob (aka Justin FitzPatrick)

Let me start this by saying that this will be a very personal post that has nothing to do with shoes but rather everything to do with how I dealt with 2015 and how it affected me personally and professionally. It might be long so if you are uninterested, stop now. For those curious, please read on. While some might find this post to be completely irrelevant to the subject of my blog, I find […]

January 27, 2016

Paolo Scafora at Pitti Uomo 89

Every Pitti Uomo I have my ritual of visiting the same shoemakers that present season after season. One of those makers is Paolo Scafora who in my mind is one of the most underrated shoemakers in the world, a great deal of which I believe is due to his wesbite that does not represent just how nice his shoes are. For those that don’t know, he has his own factory in Naples, specializes in hand […]

January 25, 2016

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Crockett & Jones at Pitti Uomo 89

Okay well I am about to commence my posts on what I saw at Pitti now that the sale is coming to a close and things are somewhat quieting down. So get ready for about 10 posts on that. I also wanted to reflect on 2015 which will be a long, dramatic post so also stay tuned for that if you want to hear the nitty gritty. First up is Crockett & Jones who had […]

January 21, 2016

Allan Baudoin Makes A Mean Chealsea Boot!

  I am normally not a fan of the chelsea boot but the older and more lazy I get (and the more that I see them) the more that I am starting to like them. I have seen Allan Baudoin’s version a few times on Instagram and every time I do, I think that I like them more and more. That being, I thought that for those of you who are big fans of this […]

January 19, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick Winter Sale 2nd Markdown – 50% Off & More!!

We have just reached the two week mark since starting our Winter Sale and with that are further reducing our discount in the hopes to flush out the rest of our stock and thus make room for our heavy order of S/S2016 stock. That being we have made a 2nd markdown on all shoes, now going to 50% off and our boots to around 40%-45% off full retail price. Not only have we reduced price […]

January 18, 2016

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Hiking Boot Style Goes Strong with Sperry

When I went to Pitti this time around, I saw a good amount of the classic alpine boot done in all kinds of variations. I even saw some really great ones by one Italian brands but they had never heard of The Shoe Snob (or even what a blog was, in 2016 go figure) and wouldn’t let me take pictures as they are still in the archaic mentality that someone will steal from them. It […]

January 15, 2016

Paolo Scafora Doing Things Way Different!!!

I just touched down back in London and am quickly trying to get you all a taste of Pitti before my dormant weekend comes along. I saw a lot of interesting things out there and have a lot of pictures to share with you. I wanted to do more posting and IG while there but I would have spent a fortune and would have killed my battery too quickly. So expect heay stuff this coming […]

January 11, 2016

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Pitti Week For Me

So I touched down in Florence yesterday and am now getting poured in 15 degree weather (which is really strange for this time of year, the common trend this Winter). Pitti starts tomorrow and it should be interesting. Will do my best to keep up with social media and whatnot and take pics of the latest trends. So stay tuned!! For those that ordered toe taps on your shoes during our Winter Sale, which is […]

Other Great Shoe Blogs

As much as I would love to reign over the shoe world, I can’t deny that there are other great shoe blogs out there, ones that I also take inspiration from. As I am not a greedy man, I thought that I would share them with you in the hopes to give you something more to look at when I am lacking in getting stuff out there. So here they are: Shoegazing – Jesper is […]

January 5, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear & The Shoe Snob Winter Sale Now Live!!

It is once again that time of year that we get ready for Spring/Summer and thus offer up some of our stock that we need to transition out of. But on top of that, we also have a bit more on offer this Winter Sale as we soon incorporating major change in our normal production by switching one of our leather manufacturers. Therefore, many of our core products (that would otherwise never go on sale) […]