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Monthly Archive: February 2017

February 28, 2017

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LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW – BRAND SHOWCASE #3 – CAULAINCOURT

We are quite thrilled to let more people get acquainted with the the French brand Caulaincourt. It was founded 2008 by the entrepreneur Alexis Lafon and have a lot of fans in France, but are not too well known outside the domestic market. The shoes are made in the French region Maine-et-Loire, and they make both Blake stitched, Blake/Rapid, Bologna and Goodyear welted shoes. Caulaincourt has managed to make their shoes look really sleek and elegant […]

February 27, 2017

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear S/S17 Pre-Sale Now Live – Round 1

The J.FitzPatrick Footwear Spring/Summer 2017 collection is finally taking form and we have a lot of new stock to offer. Therefore this years’ Pre-Sales will come in several rounds due to the amount of not only new models but the array of new colorways in some of our core, classic models. For this first round of Pre-Sales, we are offering mainly our core range products but in new colorways, with the exception of our full […]

February 23, 2017

London Super Trunk Show – Brand Showcase #2 – Carlos Santos for Skoaktiebolaget

Carlos Santos from Portugal has been around for several decades and are quite big in some parts of Europe and in Japan. But it wasn’t until the famous Swedish shoe store Skoaktiebolaget started carrying the brand that the menswear & shoe aficionados of the world got their eyes open to the very price-worthy shoes made in the large and effective factory hailing from Portugal’s shoe region São João da Madeira, just north of Porto. With a year of […]

February 21, 2017

The Importance of Toe Taps

Growing up in America and selling shoes at Nordstrom, I never really understood what toe taps where all about. I had seen the ones that are simply nailed on and look like little boomerang’s (you know the ones you can easily kick off and are pretty much worthless? Yea those ones!), but had never seen anyone with a pair of proper toe taps on. Occasionally I had seen (or better yet heard) the few people […]

February 20, 2017

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London Super Trunk 2017 – Brand Showcase #1 – Barbanera

The Barbanera brand was launched around 4 years ago by two Italian pairs of brothers coming from a very diverse background, from Rock ‘n Roll singer, to marketing extraordinaire, to business owner who has created products we use in everyday life. The brand was created to make classic shoes with a twist but that is only a fraction of the sentiment behind the brands essence which you might be able to see in the pictures […]

February 15, 2017

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Crockett & Jones ‘New Website’ – An Inspiration!

Making a good website is hard and it takes a lot of work. There are a million and one ways to do this too, so picking the right one for your company can also be complex. The idea of a good website (being e-commerce) should have two things in mind: 1. allowing for a seamless transaction for the client (i.e. buy shoes easily) and represent well your product/service through good description/photography. And you wouldn’t believe […]

February 13, 2017

J.FitzPatrick Footwear GMTO Program Now Live!

We are kicking off 2017 with a bang and commencing something we have wanted to incorporate for awhile now and that it the offering of Group Made to Order otherwise known as GMTO. As a young brand, we wanted to make sure our MTO offering was in tact and well received before venturing into the GMTO arena. And since launching MTO we have had a great results and feel that it is now time to […]

February 8, 2017

The Venetian Trader – My Norwegian Socks by Bresciani

  There is a new online sock trader here in England, making their mark by specializing in Bresciani socks but with a lot more in the pipeline. With a compelling story behind the making of the brand and the decision to go for it, I thought it would be interesting to test out some socks and share to all of you a new option in town for those that appreciate high quality socks. As I […]

February 6, 2017

Chukka Boots in Color?

I love a good chukka boot. But I have always mainly loved them in either suede or some sort of grain leather as I see chukka boots as something to wear casually i.e. with jeans, chinos, cords etc but not so much on a super smart level with a suit or anything like that. But the more that I see them in the wild (and online), the more that I am tempted by making them […]

February 3, 2017

Gaziano & Girling x J.FitzPatrick Footwear Sample Sale

The yearly collaborative sample sale between Gaziano & Girling and J.FitzPatrick has officially been set and it is at the end of this month, in exactly 3 weeks time. As always this will be an in-store, first come first serve sale located at the The Shoe Snob Showroom in Soho, London on the Friday and Saturday listed. What has changed this year are the hours on the Saturday, this time closing much earlier as we […]