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June 7, 2018

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My Story — The 5 Year Plan: Starting the Blog

Read previous posts on My Story HERE My father was my business role model. Not because I wanted to be like him (because I always wanted to be my own man, the nature of a Capricorn) but because he was wicked smart, fearless, adventurous, naturally intelligent with a ton of common sense, caring, selfless and I wanted to learn from all of those things. And in being those, I would always share my ideas with […]

May 12, 2018

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My Story – The 5 Year Plan: The Year of Transition – England-Meeting G&G

If you have missed the previous posts and wish to catch up, please CLICK HERE Being in England was surreal. I still remember the emotions I was feeling while visiting. Like I was in a dream. Here is this magical place (England) that you think of as an American that has never traveled to Europe, watching films like Harry Potter and whatnot, yet it is not at all like what we (many Americans) tend to […]

April 30, 2018

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My Story — The 5 Year Plan — The Year of Transition — Part 2: Back to Italy

I flew back to Italy knowing my fate with Stefano. No shoes sold meant no placement for me. I could feel it, especially as it was obvious that Stefano’s business was struggling as he was often very stressed you know that rumors spread quickly in small places. But even so he couldn’t offer me anything he still allowed me to hang out continuing to make shoes as I could only be in Italy for 2 […]

April 12, 2018

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My Story — The 5 Year Plan — The Year of Transition — Part 1: The US Tour

Previous post on ‘My Story’: https://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2018/03/my-story-the-5-year-plan-italy-part-2.html Going home felt weird but I knew that it was a means to an end and I had to work hard to get back on track with my dreams and soon enough I would be reunited with my girlfriend so I kept my head to the ground and concentrated on those two things, putting in a lot of hours at work and doing what I could to keep learning and […]

March 25, 2018

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MY STORY — THE 5 YEAR PLAN…… ITALY – PART 2

Having started making shoes now, well into my apprenticeship and learning lots of Italian, I meet a girl that would become my girlfriend and now give me more ties to Italy and staying there. The problem was though, that after 2 months of being there and no word on a Visa, I was starting to worry about it all. But Stefano kept telling me that it would get sorted by his lawyer and of course, […]

February 1, 2018

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My Story — The Early Years…..The Foundation

It’s a been a long time since I updated the story of my journey in the shoe industry so thought that I would get back onto that but do so much more in depth as I believe and hope that my story is interesting and can inspire many people. I hope that you all enjoy. This is the first post of many so stay tuned! -Justin Fundamentally, I believe that anyone can be anything that […]

December 31, 2016

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Happy New Year from The Shoe Snob aka Justin FitzPatrick

Another year has gone by and much like the last year, a lot was experienced. I have always told myself I think that I perform better while dealing with adversity. If life is too smooth going it becomes too easy to take it for granted and forget what we have and appreciate it. And while there has always been something that was extremely challenging in my life, I must say that 2016 took the cake. […]

March 11, 2016

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Photo: A&H Mag My father taught me a lot of important values in my life of which many were about money and how to not let it control your life. For example, he taught me how to save 50% of all of my earnings (I don’t do this, as it is not practical but that is what he taught me when I was 10), the idea to never sweat 5 bucks (my favorite one) in order […]

July 4, 2014

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The Shoe Snob & J.FitzPatrick Go to Asia!

  In my quest to travel the world, display my shoe line and meet all of the supporters of not only the The Shoe Snob blog, but also J.FitzPatrick Footwear, it has been made official that I will now be off to Asia at the end of this year for some new Trunk Shows, specifically in Hong Kong and Singapore. It comes with great excitement to be making this announcement as I have always desired […]

May 30, 2014

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Updates on J.FitzPatrick Footwear

As many of you might know, I have been doing a lot of thinking lately. Part of that thinking has to do with the blog, The Shoe Snob, and of course the other part has to do with the direction and future of my footwear line J.FitzPatrick (for those that don’t know, I am also a shoe designer and J.FitzPatrick is my brand). A lot of you gave great advice on the direction of The […]