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July 25, 2013

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What I am Working On

I am a bit busy here in Spain so can’t really write much but just thought that I would share with you what I am working on while here. Not everything you see in this post will be available right away, but some of them will be coming this winter, like the new suedes!! Hope that you all enjoy what you see….great things coming soon!! Sincerely, Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

November 20, 2012

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My Future Bestsellers! – J.FitzPatrick Wholecut Loafers

For those of you that have been reading my blog for a long time, you will have undoubtedly heard me ranting and raving about the lack of wholecut loafers on offer within the shoe industry. Instead, every loafer on offer seems to have an apron stitch, some tassels or the penny strap across the vamp. But rarely do you see a nice wholecut loafer without anything other than a medallion or even completely clean…..Because this […]

May 17, 2012

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Black on Blue on Blue on Black!!

The more that I spend time here in England and the more this crappy weather prevails, the more I find myself wearing black and blue, together. Two to three years ago, I would have condemned this, but as the weather here is so unpredictable (literally being able to see 4 seasons within 10 minutes time), I constantly fear getting caught in a torrential downpour and ruining a pair of non-black shoes. Therefore, when I see […]

May 3, 2012

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What I Am Wearing – My First Bespoke Suit!

I have finally received my first bespoke suit and I absolutely love it!! There is quite a long story behind getting it, however I really can’t divulge too much on that but let’s just say that it was a collaboration of artisans that put it together. This means, that it was cut by Chittleborough & Morgan (hence the wide lapel influence from Tommy Nutter), and then put together by a trouser maker at Huntsman and […]

April 12, 2012

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What I Am Wearing

One of the biggest perks about working at a tailor’s shop (apart from the amazing alterations that I manage to sneak in) is the fact that I get to take part in some of the best deals, like sample sales and private sales for the staff. Recently there was a sale for all of the staff of G&H of which they were offering some of the archival pieces from their military collection. A lot of […]

March 16, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Aubercy Penny Loafers

The last shape of these loafers, by Aubercy, is absolutely stunning!! It’s literally at that level, where it’s perfect. Not too pointy, yet not too round either. Just right. And that’s hard to do, truly. But I think that I have to say, that this just might have taken the lead in the race for my favorite black loafer. Everything about this shoe screams elegance and beauty. And it would seem that Aubercy is always […]

December 28, 2011

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What I Am Wearing

It’s been quite a lovely Fall/Winter season here in London, weather-wise, which has allowed me to wear things that would be otherwise saved for the Spring/Summer, such as this light gray Prince of Wales (POW) suit. While I think that I have only been able to wear it once (as it was just recently completed), I am eagerly awaiting the warmer weather to be able to flaunt it’s beauty. I had always wanted a POW […]

October 27, 2011

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What I Am Wearing

One of the funniest things about growing up, is doing things that you always said that you wouldn’t. Obviously, what I am referring to is not something that dire, but it is still hypocritical of me nonetheless and that is the fact that I continuously find myself wearing black shoes with navy trousers. Granted, this was not something that I was so against, but rather preached that navy was always better complimented with brown. Yet, […]

September 27, 2011

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What I Am Wearing

It’s funny how much things can change in such a short time. I used to try my absolute hardest to not wear black shoes. It’s not because I did not like them nor wanted to be so different, but more so wanted to be adventurous and see what I could conjure up with shoes that were not ‘safe’ and ‘easy.’ But since moving to the capitol city of gray skies (where it might go from […]