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December 12, 2019

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TLB Mallorca – The New Adelaide

www.tlbmallorca.con For the longest time, the adelaide oxford often came in the same format as a cap toe brogue with adelaide facing and heel counter, all with brogueing. Every maker made it like this….until now. The world and shoe design is evolving and I, for one, am pleased to see it. And funny enough, the Spanish shoemakers have done a good job at this, for the adelaide oxfords of the industry. Carmina was the first […]

December 10, 2019

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Using Saphir to Get the Shine Results You Want!

It is not a coincidence that Instagram, YouTube and the rest of the web for that matter is riddled with people taking photos of their shiny shoes next to Saphir products. I can guarantee they are not all paid advertising. Sure a couple might be. But the majority are just normal shoe enthusiasts showing that a great product can give you the results you want with a little know-how and patience. And you can see […]

December 4, 2019

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Gaziano & Girling – 25% off 4 Models for December

Gaziano & Girling doesn’t often go on sale, but it would appear that they are making way for new things as they are discounting 4 models at a nice price of 25% off which leads me to believe they are clearing stock to make room for others! For those that live outside of the EU, this discount puts these four models at £675 (circa $900) which is a crazy good price for a G&G mainline […]

November 27, 2019

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Black Friday Sales Now Live – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

  We have kicked off our Black Friday Sale and it is now live on the site. We also have 3 new models, two boots which are in stock and ready to ship and a new Redmond that will arrive in December that we are offering on Pre-Sale. New Models: 1. David balmoral boot in black calf/suede 2. Snoqualmie hiking boot in Tan Soft Grain 3. Redmond oxford brogue in Dark Brown Museum Calf Happy Shopping! J.FitzPatrick Footwear […]

November 26, 2019

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Call for Competition – World Championship in Shoemaking 2020

Time to announce the third World Championships in Shoemaking, where the final takes place during the London Super Trunk Show on April 25, 2020. The grand prize pool is £6,000 (€7,000 / $7,700) and a chance to be showcased for shoe lovers around the world. Here’s all the info about the competition.

November 21, 2019

New Shoes on The Marketplace – Corthay’s at 40% off Retail

A very prestigious Atelier has started selling some of their odd’s and end’s stock on The Marketplace. They have decided to keep their true identity anonymous but have started by listing some of their Corthay models at quite a steep discount to what you find most Corthay shoes retailing for. And they are all brand new! The prices for the Corthay’s start at around $900 and offer Free Worldwide Shipping. For those of you in […]

November 19, 2019

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Santoni’s Sneaker Monks in Black Suede

I like monkstraps as dress shoes, but after seeing this sneaker variation by Santoni, I am questioning if I actually like them better as a plim sole smart shoe. When I saw these Santoni’s I was blown away. Everything about them, for me, was perfect. I love black suede. I love the leather piping instead of stitching on the apron. I love that they are all black, suede and sole. And I love that they […]

November 15, 2019

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Meermin Shoes – The Unboxing Video

 It has been a while since I reviewed a shoe by famous Spanish shoemaker, Meermin Mallorca, otherwise simply known as Meermin Here I take a look at their standard Goodyear welted line. This is a video that all of you should watch. I hope that you enjoy and wish you all a good weekend -Justin FitzPatrick www.meermin.com

November 11, 2019

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The Loafer Sale – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

  We all know that Black Friday is around the corner and this is 5 of the busiest days of the year. As a small company, we become inundated with shoes to ship out so thought that this year we would do this in stages to make the workload lighter for us overall and more efficient for all of you that order. We have around 400 pairs coming in the next week so we want to also make […]

November 8, 2019

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Ramon Cuberta – Handwelted MTO Line

Bespoke Spanish shoemaker, Ramon Cuberta, has recently launched a new range for this Autumn/Winter season. It’s a range that blends his bepsoke with RTW service by offering a Handwelted MTO shoe. He told me that his passion lies in the handmaking side of things so he wants to slowly move away from factory-made RTW and go more into offering Handwelted MTO shoes where he can blend the best of the two worlds. The new line […]