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Yearly Archive: 2016

December 8, 2016

Shine Your Heart Out! – L’art Du Glaçage

Some of the most impressive shines I have seen in recent times –again thankfully discovered due to Instagram– are by a young gentleman who works in Switzerland for Brogue Shoe Shop. His IG tag name is @lartduglacage and I promise if you follow you won’t be less than astonished by the gleaming shines he adorns some of the finest shoes in the world. And just look at the teaser that these three pictures are. Shines […]

December 7, 2016

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Vintage Balmoral Boots for Nikola Tesla

When you think you have seen something new, chances are it was already done back in the Victorian era. Most things that appear new are really only adaptations in the execution of the design. What I mean by that is, for example how the pattern is made. Take these boots that were made for Nikola Tesla and see how close the brogueing was to the eyelets, how high the boots went up, not to mention […]

December 6, 2016

A Trip to Corthay – London

It is not often that I get to visit the Corthay shop in London. It might sound silly that while it is only about 20 mins away, it feels like eternity to get there and come back and with as hectic as my days are, it is hard to justify it. Also I am not a fan of Knightsbridge and all of the flash that goes on there. I much prefer Mayfair. But that is […]

December 2, 2016

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Men’s So Called Style Mags Peddle Crap Advice

I recently went to Windsor to see the lovely castle there and for the train ride I decided to buy one of the men’s style magazines for the journey. Now, I used to be the most religious magazine buyer there was, not only did I not buy a subscription I stupidly paid full price for each mag, each month. That was until one day I realized that all I was reading was the same rubbish […]

December 1, 2016

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Suede Wholecuts by VASS

I have always loved the idea of the suede wholecut, such as these beauties by Laszlo Vass. That combination between formal style and a more casual material blended together to make quite the ultimate shoe is something that has always fascinated me. You can’t go wrong really. When I look at this, I say to myself ‘there is nothing I could not wear this with.’ I mean, okay if we get technical you can’t put […]

November 29, 2016

Aubercy’s Latest Creations

The Parisian shoe house, Aubercy, never ceases to amaze me for their design brilliance. I won’t lie and say that I love every intricate design that they make, but I can appreciate the majority of them and love a great many, such as this new amazing penny loafer with contrasted piping. This loafer, while nothing groundbreaking in terms of design just goes to show you the little details that make up shoe design such as […]

November 28, 2016

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Monkstrap Madness by Vass for Ascot Shoes

I am not sure how popular the classic cap toe double monk is these days as it has been a trend now for longer than trends usually last, but when I saw this picture and all of the options, I was taken back to the idea of how nice a double monk can be, especially when you get to see in it in colors outside of black and dark brown. The picture is courtesy of […]

Things To Know About Shoes Part 5: 41-50

41. Many well known European shoe brands (clothing too) claim their products are made in their country, but outsource about 80% of their production to China/India only to finish the shoes in their country and slap on “Made in Europe”….lots of lies out there 42. Toe taps are essential to unnecessary premature re-soling, especially if you are hard on your toes (i.e. jump off your toes with a lot of force when walking). Toe taps […]

November 25, 2016

Black Friday Sales Have Begun — 20% Off at J.FitzPatrick Footwear & The Shoe Snob

We are excited to again be participating in Black Friday! We are offering 20% OFF including our CORE models. We have some great deals on our Shoe Snob accessories also just in time for the festive period. You can also have them Gift Wrapped in our Signature Shoe Snob packaging! If history repeats itself, stock will go quick so why wait to snap up your next or first pair of J.FitzPatrick Shoes. A lovely weekend […]

November 24, 2016

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Happy Thanksgiving + Shoes

First and foremost, I would like to wish all that celebrate, a wonderful Thanksgiving. It was always my favorite holiday, mainly because I literally got all of my family into one room (one part of it that is, my mother’s is mainly in Mexico) and secondly because the food was a treat. My great grandparents made the most amazing gravy and I would drizzle it onto my whole plate…..the good ‘ol days. And as sad […]