The Shoe Snob Blog

Monthly Archive: July 2019

July 31, 2019

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His & Hers Patina Loafers by Vietnamese Shoemaker Thanh Le

It’s nice to see when inspiration has been used to create something of passion. This style of loafer I have only ever seen once in my life and it was originally created by Magnanni and I wrote about it HERE. It would appear that Vietnamese Shoemaker Thanh Le saw this too and decided to make him and his lady a pair, which I find quite romantic! And I like what he did with it, fading […]

July 30, 2019

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Amblier – New Welted Shoe Brand out of Sweden

There is another new shoe brand on the scene, offering welted shoes out of Spain with rubber soles and lasted shoe trees. All packaged nicely together at around $360-$385. That comes with free worldwide shipping. And their name is Amblier. Amblier is the house brand from the online shoe retail, The Sabot. And the Sabot was created by two gentlemen, one silent partner and one very recognizable @Erikged from Instagram. They came on the scene […]

July 29, 2019

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The Shoe Snob Video Series – What is MTO?

 What does the term MTO actually mean and what does it entail? Here I quickly break down this acronym so that there is no more confusion for you when you see this attached to a product. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrjfitz84/ Thanks as always for the support! -Justin FitzPatrick

July 26, 2019

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The All White Calf Olympia Sneaker

Ever since being a young adolescent, I have loved an all-white sneaker. For me, they go with everything. And that ‘everything’ literally means everything. I probably wouldn’t wear it with a light wool double-breasted suit. But a single button one, I would for sure. Now I know that some people might roll in their grave reading that, but that’s just me. All jokes aside, when it comes to Summer wear or even something a bit […]

Crockett & Jones – The Importance of Pattern Making

Pattern Cutting is one of the most important aspects of shoemaking and the one that probably the one that gets the least recognition but deserves the most respect. You see, the reason why you like a shoe is pretty much boiling down to two things: 1. The shape i.e. the last and it’s cut and 2. The design i.e. the pattern and how carefully it was made. But shoe design is complex. A brogue is […]

July 23, 2019

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Suit Supply Final Sale Outlet

Suit Supply has shared with me their Final Sale Outlet link as a sneak preview before it goes live. Here are some of the shoes that caught my eye that I wanted to share with all of you. Of course there are more than just shoes there and some great prices so here is to happy shopping!!! Unfortunately this is currently limited to the US so sorry for all of you that are outside. Use […]

July 22, 2019

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Video Series: What is an Oxford

 Here I commence videos by The Shoe Snob. It’s all done by myself, so starting off as an amateur. But as I continue, they will get better. But at least the content is there for those that simply need knowledge! Thanks for watching! Justin FitzPatrick

July 20, 2019

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Changes to The Shoe Snob Marketplace

We have made some changes based on some of your feedback and wanted to show you what we did. 1. One of the most important things changed was making it easily recognizable between shoes that are sold as ‘used’ and shoes that are sold as ‘new’. Apparently there was a misconception that The Shoe Snob Marketplace is about selling used shoes but in fact, it is not. It’s purpose was creating a place where you […]

July 19, 2019

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Quick Restore Using Saphir

The problem with mirror shines is that when they get a bit worn down i.e. cracked, they can make you feel like your shoe is ruined but its never the case and is nearly always a quick fix if you know the tricks to doing so and have good quality products backing you up in your efforts. I am a peesonal fan of the French made shoe care industry and Saphir is at the top […]