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March 28, 2020

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J.FitzPatrick Boots drop to 30% Off

J.FitzPatrick Footwear has marked down their Core Boot collection to 30% off for the last days of March. Come April 1st the prices will go back up Don’t miss this opportunity to grab your first pair of JF Boots or your 4th 🙂 A great weekend to everyone!   www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com  

Altan Bespoke Sample Series – Archives Brought to Life

Altan Bottier, of Paris, France, just recently decided to use the current state of the world to introduce something new on their Instagram page. One positive thing about facing adversity is it often causes one to question their direction, and see if they can either improve or offer something new/different as a way to ‘think outside the box.’ And so, like most retailers are facing at the moment with the decline in orders, it would […]

March 25, 2020

New Bonafe’s, VASS and Carlos Santos on The Marketplace

There has been a lot of new shoes listed on The Marketplace. Some very cool ones as well, such as these Enzo Bonafe’s in blue bison/calf. I know that purchasing is at an all-time low in these times of certainty, but sharing is at an all-time high, so thought I would at least let all of you know what’s been updated in the recent weeks at The Shoe Snob Marketplace All of the shoes shown […]

March 24, 2020

5 Shoe Shine “Don’ts” to Know About

There are many mistakes people make when shining their shoes. These mistakes sometimes have adverse effects on their shoes, which is no good, especially if the shoe is brand new and thus gets ruined. Once upon a time, I was considered an expert shoe shiner (for those that don’t know) and felt that I need to get back to offering some knowledge on shoe shining, the ‘Do’s and Don’ts.’ And as the “Don’ts” have more […]

March 23, 2020

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Herring Shoes – New Model + 40% off to NHS Workers

Some of you may know this shoe, some of you won’t. But it was the shoe that made Brunello Cuccinelli more famous on a worldwide level as upper echelons of society made it their favorite shoe of choice a few years back. It first came around about 4-5 years ago and everyone that had some money owned a pair of these (at least in Europe). They had the pretty pricetag of about £800 if I […]

March 20, 2020

More Teal Shoes in 2020 – The Next Big Color

Many years back when I was living in London, I visited the John Lobb shop on Jermyn st and found this awesome pair of double monks in dark teal suede. I was immediately enamored with this shoe and probably would have bought it if it was not 5x out of my budget. I had seen teal in patina prior to this shoe but never in an actual pre-dyed suede or leather color. I immediately thought […]

March 19, 2020

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The Current State of The Shoe Industry

We are living in trying times and how we get out of it will be a testament to our will’s as Human Beings, as survivors. But we can make it through, as long as it is together. The aftermath of all of this though will most certainly affect many many industries. Of course, I am a part of the shoe industry, this is what I am thinking about most at the moment, not only for […]

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 […]