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January 30, 2020

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Santoni Double Monk Loafer in Blue Alligator – Stunners!

I have never known how to feel about these double monk loafers by Santoni. I am quite that on my foot I won’t like them. But when I see them in pictures and on others I am drawn to them. It is funny liking something elsewhere but not on yourself. I guess it’s simply my deep appreciation for footwear but simply not loving how each model would suit my own personal style. So I saw […]

January 28, 2020

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CNES Shoemaker – Oxford Like No Other!

For those not in the know, CNES shoemaker is a Vietnamese based company with shoes produced in Vietnam and distribution there as well as in Singapore. Traditionally they are goodyear welted producers but I recently saw a picture that would indicate a new handwelted range, soon coming. Apparently they have been around since 1994 but only recently have hit they worldwide map and now seem to be doing things very very differently, which inevitably caught […]

January 21, 2020

Saphir Burgundy Wax Polish – Good for Earth Tones

There are a few tricks to shoe shining that I have always appreciated using to get an enhanced result to that final shine. One, is using blue wax on black shoes. And the other is using burgundy wax polish on all earth-toned leathers, from light tan to dark brown and if I am really being a bit daring, sometimes using burgundy wax even on blue leather for an added effect. You see, the thing about […]

January 17, 2020

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J.FitzPatrick Winter Sale – 2nd Markdown

Our Winter Sale continues with a 2nd Markdown on selected products As usual, our sale is split into categories, so please see below the differences. Each discount applies to certain models: 1. 40% discount — This is for the leftover stock of the Discontinued models we are getting rid of, at a 40% discount. They are all of the Issaquah models, the Laurelhurst in navy braided suede, the Rainier and the clearance models. The sold-out […]

January 14, 2020

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Suitsupply Final Sale – 3 Day’s To Get Low Prices!

Suitsupply has just shared with me their Final Sale Outlet stuff and there is a lot of great things to be had there. Of course, while I am highlighting shoes, there is a lot of great clothing too! And even stuff for the ladies in case you want to gift your special someone for the upcoming Valentines Day Unfortunately, this link is only good for those in the USA. The EU might have their own […]

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 23, 2019

John Lobb St. James Documentary by The Hanger Project

 Kirby Allison of the Hanger Project has recently made a very interesting educational documentary on the famous John Lobb St. James of London, one of the world’s most renowned Bespoke shoemakers. I can tell you that this is something that few people get access to they are notorious for being quite private with regards to their company and what goes on behind closed doors. But Kirby managed to get access to all of it! […]

December 18, 2019

American Patina x J.FitzPatrick Offering

In light of the success of our first run of the Patina Project shoes at J.FitzPatrick Footwear, in association with American Patina ( at IG @american__patina), we are running the offering again. This time we are only offering just the Tony II and Whittier models to be given a patina to. Each model has 4 set patinas to choose from, as you can see. However, as this is a Pre-Order, we have decided to up […]

December 13, 2019

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Hancore – Your NYC Patina Artist

There are plenty of people in the US that want patina shoes. I am sure that Dandy Shoe Care’s largest client base is the USA. Yet there not have been so many patina artists stepping to plate and really becoming the US version of Dandy Shoe Care. And maybe because it is hard to beat DSC’s skills as one of the masters of the industry so people are willing to spend a ton of money […]

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 […]