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Monthly Archive: December 2018

December 28, 2018

Gaziano & Girling – 2019 Sample Sale

Gaziano & Girling is soon hosting their annual sample sale and I know that many of you have been waiting for this. While we had ours in NYC this year and don’t have more stock for our London shop, our annual collaboration is put on pause this year and G&G is going at it alone in their shop on Savile Row. I can just imagine the queue down Savile Row all the way to Oswald […]

December 27, 2018

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Calzoleria Oscura Shoes

There is a new outfit in town and when I say ‘town’ I mean Milan, Italy. You might see the boot above very reminiscent of Riccardo Bestetti’s gladiator pattern and well that is because Calzoleria Oscura is comprised of the makers that used to work for Riccardo himself before his passing. Deciding to move on, the new company went out and started their own venture taking with them what they learned from the late, great […]

December 22, 2018

Online Sample Sale Now Live – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

  After our NYC Sample Sale, as promised we have worked hard and quick to get this up online for the rest of you. There are still many great things to be had here so make sure you look thoroughly. Please make sure that you read each shoe’s description carefully and look at the pictures before making your purchase as all shoes are non-refundable. But to be honest there are hardly any ‘2nd’s’ like in […]

December 20, 2018

Unique Derby Design by TYE Shoemaker

I love to look at TYE Shoemaker’s Instagram account as I am pretty always pleasantly surprised to see new shoe ideas and designs. They don’t post often but when they post, it counts. Here is a new line to a derby pattern that I have never seen before. And one that actually makes me appreciate the derby, which is probably my least favorite shoe model. The way this new line flows from the derby facing […]

December 17, 2018

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World Championships in Shoe Patina – London Super Trunk Show 2019

Next year we introduce the World Championships in Shoe Patina! Shoegazing Blog, The Shoe Snob and Saphir are behind the contest, which similar to the world champs in shoe shining will have a qualification round where pictures of painted shoes are sent in, and three finalists will paint shoes live at the London Super Trunk Show on March 23 next year. All info about the contest when qualification opens in January. To all patina, artists, […]

December 15, 2018

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The Shoe Snob x J.FitzPatrick Footwear x R.Culturi – Pocket Squares in Shoe Settings

  The owner of R.Culturi started as a customer of J.FitzPatrick Footwear, many years ago, before he had his own accessory company. Since then he has grown into a friend of mine and in the process created his own brand of men’s accessories, known as R.Culturi. Designing intricate and beautiful pocket squares he had this idea to somehow incorporate the J.FitzPatrick Footwear feel into his pocket squares by using my own personal shoe designs and putting […]

December 13, 2018

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Purple Suede by John Lobb

I have been recently noticing a rise in using the color purple in Made to Order shoes. Whether it is suede or calfskin, more and more customers are asking for it, but always in a very strong, Regal type purple like this pair of John Lobb’s for Australian shoe store, Double Monk. I can’t claim to own anything in purple myself but I do quite like it, especially in suede. I would imagine that a […]

December 10, 2018

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Stormwelt Series by Lof & Tung

Löf & Tung’s new stormwelt collection is looking pretty good and probably making a lot of sense for a lot of people this A/W as the weather is quite wet and cold in many places. I can’t really say which one is my favorite but I would probably see myself wearing that derby lace boot the most as I can see it going well with my denim styled attire. Not to mention that it is […]

December 7, 2018

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NYC SAMPLE SALE – J.FitzPatrick Footwear – J.Mueser Bespoke – Saint Crispins of Americas

  With our new launch in NYC, we are kicking off the showroom with a much-deserved Sample Sale. We know that many of you might not be able to make this but in the off chance that you are around the NYC area next Friday/Sat (Dec 14th/15th) we are delighted to inform you of our upcoming Sample Sale (J.FitzPatrick Footwear) in collaboration with J.Mueser Bespoke and a selection of shoes from the previous Saint Crispin’s of the […]

December 6, 2018

Gold Museum Calf

I have never been a huge fan of tan calf. Let me rephrase that. I don’t like it for myself but have always been attracted to it in shoes. Just when I put it on, I feel it too strong a contrast for my typical attire (i.e. dark jeans and suits). But what I have come to love is Gold Museum Calf. Now, I know that it is not really even close to what a […]