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February 11, 2021

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J.FitzPatrick Sneakers Re-Launch – PreSale Live

Sneakers Are Back! With Hi-Tops Included After a lot of issues with the last factory making our sneakers, we have finally been able to get back to business with new a supplier for our sneaker collection, making improvements and even adding a new Hi-Top model to the mix. One issue we faced on the last maker was a very low instep, which we have corrected. They were also quite heavy whereas our new ones are lighter in weight. Yet […]

February 1, 2021

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Up & Coming Shoemaker – Fumu SG

Following someone’s journey in the shoe world, is always something that makes me happy. Especially when I know that I had a part in influencing that journey. I am not famous by any means but I do know that many have read my story and gained inspiration from it and for me, that is one of the major reasons I wanted to start my blog. One of my goals was to inspire others like myself […]

January 4, 2021

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J.FitzPatrick Winter Sale Now Live

  Happy 2021 To All, I hope that everyone had a great celebration! As a way to kick things off with a bang, my shoe brand is now commencing its annual Winter Sale. There are a few things to note, so please read the text below to understand all that is on offer.     The J.FitzPatrick Line 1. Core Models – Discounted at 20% off 2. Seasonal Stock – Discounted at 30% off Link […]

December 2, 2020

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Vintage Cole Haan’s – Circa 1930

It is curious to see just how different some shoe brands were nearly 100 years ago to what they are today. Being that the world has changed vastly it is no surprise that not one brand is making the same quality as before. The closest would be Crockett & Jones/Edward Green etc, but even they were completely handmade (or at least close to it) back then as opposed to the bench/hand grade production now done […]

November 24, 2020

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The Shoe Snob Unboxies Series – Acme Shoemaker

Here is the unboxing video many of you have been waiting for, from upcoming Chinese shoemakers, Acme Shoemaker . This shoe breaks stereotypes the world has been stuck on for many years and shows that anyone from anywhere can be among the best. I hope that you enjoy this video! Instagram: https://instagram.com/acme_shoemaker?… Wechat: Acmeshoemaker Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube Channel to keep up to date with all of the videos uploaded there. There […]

October 28, 2020

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Paul Parkman A/W Collection – Classic, Bold and Refined

Paul Parkman has been refining its brand in terms of style and looks in 2020. I remember when they first contacted me about their brand, around 6 years ago, and to be honest, I was not big on them at the time, although I always liked the founder as a kind and humble person. Even though they weren’t for me, I stayed watching the brand and the new models they released. Like any smart brand […]

September 10, 2020

Unboxing Series – Paul Parkman

Here is an unboxing video on Turkish shoemaker, Paul Parkman, who is easily making some of the boldest and unique footwear in the market today. Not your average Goodyear welted classic shoes that I tend to speak on but throwing a bit of a curveball in the mix for all of you that appreciate the more flashy side of the shoe industry! Find this pair at Paul Parkman Online  

August 12, 2020

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To Be Worn…or To Be Cherished?

I came across this picture of Hemingway loafers by Barbanera and was inspired to make a post about a subject I do not believe I have ever written about. The idea of your shoes and wearing them. I feel there are two types of people. Those that beat the heck out of their shoes and those that cherish them like trophies. The question is, which are you? I have always been the latter until recently. […]

July 21, 2020

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Carmina’s New Driving Loafer Range

In day where casual is overtaking dress style Carmina has gone on board with that idea and launched their own driving loafer range. It surprises me that it actually took them this long to do so. Being a complete shoemaker, I would have thought they would have started one ages ago. But its never too late so it is nice to see them starting now rather than never. And man, are they nice! The collection […]

July 17, 2020

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