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Monthly Archive: January 2020

January 31, 2020

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Last Weekend of Winter Sale – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

  The Winter Sale Ends Monday Morning!   It’s the Last Weekend to grab discounts at J.FitzPatrick Footwear Our Winter Sale is wrapping up and come Monday morning, at 9am EST, the prices will go back up! It’s your last chance to grab 20% off our Core Models, and 40% off the Discontinued Models. Remember, that for anything not in stock you can Pre-Order/Pre-Sale them at a 20% discount to take advantage of the sale […]

January 30, 2020

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Santoni Double Monk Loafer in Blue Alligator – Stunners!

I have never known how to feel about these double monk loafers by Santoni. I am quite that on my foot I won’t like them. But when I see them in pictures and on others I am drawn to them. It is funny liking something elsewhere but not on yourself. I guess it’s simply my deep appreciation for footwear but simply not loving how each model would suit my own personal style. So I saw […]

January 28, 2020

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CNES Shoemaker – Oxford Like No Other!

For those not in the know, CNES shoemaker is a Vietnamese based company with shoes produced in Vietnam and distribution there as well as in Singapore. Traditionally they are goodyear welted producers but I recently saw a picture that would indicate a new handwelted range, soon coming. Apparently they have been around since 1994 but only recently have hit they worldwide map and now seem to be doing things very very differently, which inevitably caught […]

January 24, 2020

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Mixing Dress Styles

Having been born in Seattle, Washington (USA), living in Florence, Italy and then 7 years in London, UK and traveling throughout Europe and SE Asia, I was fortunate enough to see and live through a lot of different dress styles. Often times, a sense or style of dress can be tied to a demographic, particularly of location. So when getting bounced around a lot you tend to pick up a few different styles of dress. […]

January 21, 2020

Saphir Burgundy Wax Polish – Good for Earth Tones

There are a few tricks to shoe shining that I have always appreciated using to get an enhanced result to that final shine. One, is using blue wax on black shoes. And the other is using burgundy wax polish on all earth-toned leathers, from light tan to dark brown and if I am really being a bit daring, sometimes using burgundy wax even on blue leather for an added effect. You see, the thing about […]

January 17, 2020

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J.FitzPatrick Winter Sale – 2nd Markdown

Our Winter Sale continues with a 2nd Markdown on selected products As usual, our sale is split into categories, so please see below the differences. Each discount applies to certain models: 1. 40% discount — This is for the leftover stock of the Discontinued models we are getting rid of, at a 40% discount. They are all of the Issaquah models, the Laurelhurst in navy braided suede, the Rainier and the clearance models. The sold-out […]

January 14, 2020

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Suitsupply Final Sale – 3 Day’s To Get Low Prices!

Suitsupply has just shared with me their Final Sale Outlet stuff and there is a lot of great things to be had there. Of course, while I am highlighting shoes, there is a lot of great clothing too! And even stuff for the ladies in case you want to gift your special someone for the upcoming Valentines Day Unfortunately, this link is only good for those in the USA. The EU might have their own […]

January 13, 2020

The Shoe Snob Unboxing Series – TLB Mallorca

 Here I unbox and talk about one of TLB Mallorca’s Artista Range shoes, the striking adelaide oxford in Burgundy Museum Calf Find the shoes here: https://www.tlbmallorca.com/107-picasso-shoe-musuemcalf-bordeaux If you enjoy my Unboxing videos, please share them on! -Justin

January 9, 2020

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Button Boot Greatness – And the Brands that Make Them!

There are not many of us that make good button boots in the industry. And YES, I said ‘good’ as there are some out there making snap button or side zip button boots, both of which I don’t find appealing nor worthy of being associated with the idea of the original Victorian classic. But I guess call that the snob in me! Prior to 2015 you could only find button boots at Aubercy (French Shoe […]

January 7, 2020

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NYC Patina Workshop

For those of you hoping to learn patina and are based around the Tri-State area or willing to travel there, Greg Park of @hancore (IG) and Chris Dillon of @american__patina (IG) are soon hosting an intensive Patina Workshop. Mastering the skill of patina, like most arts, is usually done through practice, repitition and self belief but gettung the basics down through the help of someone more experienced is always a crucial step towards capulting you […]