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Monthly Archive: March 2020

March 17, 2020

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Cool Museum Patina by CNES Shoemaker

I found a really cool photo on Facebook of the rough patina process (when I say rough, I mean minimal steps shown) courtesy of one of the workers of CNES Shoemaker. Vietnamese shoemaker, CNES shoemaker, has been coming out with some exciting stuff lately and this just adds to the excitement. I only wished they took this one step further and showed a picture with the patinating of this same shoe in as many colors […]

March 16, 2020

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Unboxing Series – Singaporean Atelier Yeossal

 Singaporean Atelier, Yeossal, who is one of my advertisers (that you see on the right-hand side), sent over some new pieces of clothing that I unboxed in the video above and am super excited to wear once it warms up just a touch more in NYC. They have been coming out with some of the more exciting things the industry has to offer right now, namely my favorite shirt of all time, the Swallow […]

March 12, 2020

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Promotions at J.FitzPatrick Footwear

Current Promotions! At my shoe company we have a lot going on (more still to come, of course) and don’t want you to lose track, so here’s a quick recap before your upcoming weekend! As always, bear in mind that we offer Paypal, Amazon Pay, and interest-free installments through Sezzle as payment options. The Boot Sale: 20% Off All RTW Core boots are on sale, with plenty of time still left in the season to […]

March 11, 2020

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Monkstrap Butterfly Loafers

You can always count on Italian creativity to come up with something no one else has. Santoni started this trend of reinventing the double monk idea by making it a slip on essentially with the classic crossover double buckle strap on the cut of a loafer model. Now Paolo Scafora does something even more thoughtful by adding straps to the butterfly loafer model. While some might find this purely aesthetic this actually is quite practical […]

March 9, 2020

Next Level Boot Design (and making) by Patrick Frei

Patrick Frei, for me, is creating some of the most exciting, mind-bending and inspirational footwear of today’s offering in the industry. I have been meaning to write about Patrick’s back story for about 3 years now and have been failing him for not doing so. It’s just that it is a history that could be written as a short novel and rarely do I have 4 spare hours to write blog posts these days. I […]

March 6, 2020

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LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW 2020 – BRAND SHOWCASE #3: PAOLO SCAFORA

For those that do not know, Paolo Scafora, is one of the most well known and trusted manufacturers of high quality footwear in Italy. Many of you may not have heard of him because prior to a few years ago, Paolo mainly concentrated on the Asian markets and private label for some of the biggest and most famous fashion brands the world has known. But in order to really show the world who he is, […]

March 5, 2020

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Shoe Tree Clearance Sale

Well, this is quite embarrassing but I guess is sometimes just the nature of business, making mistakes and learning from them. As we have stopped selling The Shoe Snob accessories and thus wanted to rebrand our shoe trees to our J.F brand, we attempted a new colorway and lighter weight shoe tree, the white version as you can see here. I thought they looked great. But there were some issues. They were hard to photograph. […]

March 4, 2020

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Gaziano & Girling Sample Sale – March 5th/6th

World-Renowned shoemaker, Gaziano & Girling, will be hosting a sample sale tomorrow and Friday (March 5th/6th, 2020) in their shop on Savile Row, London. They have over 100 pairs of samples that they will be selling off on a first-come, first-serve basis. The event is in-store only so if you are not based in London, but know someone who is, best to see if they will proxy for you The prices start at £350. That […]

March 2, 2020

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Crockett & Jones Spring 2020 Loafers – Now Live and Electrifying!

It’s a new day and famous English shoemakers, Crockett & Jones, is taking bounds and leaps in 2020, which is very pleasing to see to say the least. I love their new Spring/Summer line up. Probably my favorite collection of theirs that I have seen. Mainly because I am very partial to two of the models: The Braided Loafers and the Butterfly loafers. Two of my all-time favorite loafer styles. So needless to say, my […]