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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 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

December 23, 2019

John Lobb St. James Documentary by The Hanger Project

 Kirby Allison of the Hanger Project has recently made a very interesting educational documentary on the famous John Lobb St. James of London, one of the world’s most renowned Bespoke shoemakers. I can tell you that this is something that few people get access to they are notorious for being quite private with regards to their company and what goes on behind closed doors. But Kirby managed to get access to all of it! […]

September 13, 2019

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The Shoe Snob Video Series – There is No Free Shipping

 A lot of people might assume that this is about me and my brand, but this is an industry-wide problem. That’s why major retails shops are shutting down. If we don’t become the solution, we are just part of the problem and when your favorite store goes out of business, this is part of the reason why. For those that enjoy my videos, please subscribe to my YouTube channel at this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrjfitz84 A […]

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 […]