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August 19, 2019

What I am Wearing Video Series

  I have always wanted to give inspiration to those that may not know how to wear bold shoes or have fears of shoes outside of what they are used to. I won’t claim to have the best style in the world, but I am not afraid to go bold every now and then show it. And I can’t be The Shoe Snob if I am not wearing the shoes that I preach about. So […]

August 16, 2019

Polo Shirt by Yeossal – The Review

Today, for the first time, I do something different on The Shoe Snob Blog and review a shirt, specifically the new Polo Shirt by Yeossal. I was actually quite surprised when they asked me to review this, as they are not shoes, but am super glad that they did as it has become my absolute favorite shirt in my wardrobe (and truth be told, I have like 50 shirts, so that is saying a lot!). […]

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

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 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

A Breakdown of Shoe Pricing and What to Expect – Part 1

***Pics of shoes have nothing to do with the post, just for your eye candy*** There is a lot of confusion in the consumer’s eyes on what you should expect from a pair of shoes and I was hoping to clear that up for some of you as it is important to know what you will get from what you will pay for in a pair of shoes. So let’s break it down. I have […]

July 15, 2019

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The 2nd Hand Shoegazing Market at Stockholm Super Trunk Show

Selling second hand shoes is getting bigger and bigger. eBay, of course, paved the way years ago, but since then it has been a consistently growing market. And it makes sense since we have the world at our fingertips now with smartphone technology and the likes of social media. And the reality is that most people are probably looking at their closets and thinking they have too many shoes or are at least bored of […]

June 26, 2019

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The Athleisure Movement – The Destruction of Elegance

Lulu Lemon has single-handedly destroyed the idea of elegance and replaced it with ‘comfort.’ As a business, I can’t knock them. They killed it, literally. They came in, selling the idea of comfort to women and then slowly crept over and took men with them. And did a good job at it. I have to tip my hat to the owner for making their dreams happen. Problem is, it has gotten so far that more […]

June 20, 2019

The Best Rain Weather Shoe – Brown Suede with Rubber Sole

It is a myth that suede is not good for rain. This statement is only true when your suede is not of good quality. So clearly the person that created this worldwide myth was wearing poor quality shoes because the reality of it is that suede is THE BEST option to wear on rainy days. Allow me to explain why: Good suede doesn’t leave an indication that has it rained. I.e. it doesn’t leave water […]