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September 16, 2019

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Kanpekina Rare Find – On Sale

Japanese shoemaker Kanpekina is a tough find outside of Japan. For a while, there were some French stockists carrying them but think that this fell through over time and eventually stopped carrying them. And thus other than that, getting a pair was exclusive to purchasing a flight to Japan, which we all know is not cost-effective. But it seems like one French gentleman purchased a pair while they were available, had the French sole treatment […]

September 14, 2019

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Skoaktiebolaget Pop Up at Permanent Style Shop – London

The words from Stockholm shop, Skoaktiebolaget, on their upcoming pop up in London. Make it down to Savile Row to check out their sleection! Skoaktiebolaget London Pop Up We are getting close to the Skoaktiebolaget London Pop Up. September 17-21 37 Savile Row Welcome! We will carry a full range of trial shoes for Löf & Tung UK 6 – 12 in S and T lasts as well as RTW from Löf & Tung, Enzo […]

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 […]

September 11, 2019

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Crockett & Jones Lauches A/W 2019 Collection – ‘Black is Back!’

Crockett & Jones has launched their new A/W ’19 collection and it is quite impressive, to say the least. For the 2nd year in a row now, they have had a collection called ‘The Black Editions’ in which they pay homage to the classic black models of the shoe industry’s history. This time they did so again but infusing their idea of Japanese ‘precision’ and style through the additions of Commando like Vibram soles on […]

September 10, 2019

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Camouflage Sneakers by Altan Bottier

Normally I am not a fan of Camouflage clothing. I can appreciate it but I wouldn’t typically dream of wearing it. These camouflage sneakers by Altan Bottier, however, are next level. As they blend the idea of patina with camouflage, you get a very different outcome than your typical camouflage rendition of the camo look. The darkened nature of the trimming of the shoe allows for a softer Camo look and that is what I […]

September 9, 2019

New Shoes on The Marketplace – Sept. 9th

The Shoe Snob Marketplace (or The Marketplace) has really gained some new beauties in the last week. It would seem that people are cleaning out their closets and looking for new homes for their beloved shoes. And some people on here have some real stunners and at great prices. This Carmina in green shell being my favorite and for $490 (plus shipping) is not a bad deal at all considering that they are BRAND NEW!!! […]

September 6, 2019

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Final Reductions at J.FitzPatrick Footwear Summer Sale

We have done our Final Reductions for the End of Summer Sale. You have until Monday to take advantage of these prices. After that, all of the shoes in stock will go back up to full price. As per of the markdown you will find: Select Welted loafers down to $199 Select Welted oxfords down to $199 Brown Suede welted loafers at $210 / $225 Olympia in Navy Suede at $99 And much more! ***For those […]

September 5, 2019

MTO Promotion at J.FitzPatrick Footwear

MTO Promotion Month – 50% off the MTO fees! September is one of our MTO promotion months, at J.FitzPatrick Footwear, in which we offer you a discount on placing your MTO orders. You have the entire month to do so, so start thinking of what you want and get back to us. Here is a breakdown of the discount: An MTO for shoe model = Full Retail Price of model plus MTO fee of $125 (now […]

September 3, 2019

Get Any Shoe/Boot You Want with Enzo Bonafe

It has been a long time now that I see Enzo Bonafe making shoes that really don’t come from any collection but that are made to the precise specifications that the client asks for. That is pretty much the idea of bespoke but without the entire last/handmade from start to finish process.  You get to make your own design under their MTO program which in reality is pretty far advanced for a shoemaker to offer […]