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Balmoral Boots Archive

January 6, 2020

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Wine Pigment Patina by Meccariello

Italian shoemaker Antonio Meccariello, of Napoli, has recently created a very cool museum effect of his own with his “wine-pigment” patinas as shown on some of his latest creations on Instagram. You find the majority if this work done of the waists of his shoe’s soles but it would also appear that he sometimes does it on the upper as well. I can imagine this being a very popular request by his customers as it […]

December 26, 2019

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Merry Christmas from The Shoe Snob

I know this is coming a day or two late, depending on when you celebrate Christmas but this year I decided to really give myself some time away from work, the phone, social media, email, the blog and everything else having to do with work. I just wanted some dedicated family time. I wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and hope that everyone had a wonderful time spent with their loved ones. And […]

December 15, 2019

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My New Boots – Tweed Balmorals

It has been a while since I have done a nice balmoral boot for my J.FitzPatrick brand, as we were heavily focused on button boots over the last few years. But this year we went back to our roots and added a few new balmoral boots to the Winter line up The first model was our Black calf on Black suede David boots shown below. A very elegant classical oxford boot that can easily be […]

November 25, 2019

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New Boot Models at J.FitzPatrick Footwear

The first set of new models have arrived at J.FitzPatrick Footwear and are now available for sale Considering that Black Friday is around the corner we have decided to already drop the prices on them, good until after Cyber Monday, upon which they will go back up to full retail price We have 6 new models/colorways dropping at JF Footwear for A/W and are launching them in sets. We hope that you enjoy the first […]

November 1, 2019

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Crockett & Jones NYC – Part 1: East 55th St.

(Picture heavy post) It’s been more than two years that I have been in NYC now and I finally just had the chance to visit the Crockett & Jones shop on East 55th st, where I was able to meet the team and take some photographs. Having spent 7 years in London, I was well acquainted with all of their Central London shops, as not only did I walk by them nearly on a daily […]

August 28, 2019

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Gaziano & Girling – 25% Off End of Line Models

It’s and of an era for many Gaziano & Girling classic models. G&G is going through their end of line Summer Sale and offering some models that I remember since day one, like the Wigmore and Hayes in the Rioja calf. But such is the life of a shoe line. A good model will give you years of sales and then one day you realize you have had it too long and need to refresh […]

April 23, 2019

The Patina Project – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

It’s been a long time since we have done a Patina collaboration. But now we are back at it and are excited about this new offer as it is different from what we have done before. In the past, we have worked with our friend Alexander Nurulaeff of Dandy Shoe Care and while we will continue working with him in future projects, we have decided to try our other friend Chris Dillon of American Patina, […]

April 18, 2019

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New Shoes on The Marketplace

For those that have not yet heard of The Shoe Snob Marketplace, please inform yourselves of one of my new ventures by reading the Blog Post Here. For those of you already in the know, please see here some new shoes that are up for grabs. The Marketplace is growing quickly and we have actual shoe brands on board, posting new shoes that you can’t get elsewhere. Start buying, start listing your own shoes and […]

January 18, 2019

2nd Markdown Now Live – J.FitzPatrick Footwear AW18 Sale

It’s that time that we make our 2nd markdown and that is now live. What was at 30% off is now at 40% off. All core models and sneakers have stayed at 20% off and new A/W models are still at 10% off. Remember that there won’t be another discount on core products until Summer so now is your chance to pick up our classic models! Getting the 40% off discount is solely for in-stock products though […]

January 4, 2019

J.FitzPatrick Footwear Winter Sale Now Live!

Happy New Year!! As you might have been waiting for, it’s that time that we shake things up by getting rid of existing models to make room for new, great ideas to come! However, as we do every few years this time we are getting rid of some core models that have represented the brand since day one. What we have in this sale is a tier of sale prices based on the relevance of […]