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December 17, 2019

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The Purple Sock – The New Greatest

Simon Crompton of Permanent Style once wrote that the dark green sock was the perfect sock for versatility. And truth be told, he wasn’t completely wrong. A dark green sock pairs well with most combinations of shoes/trousers. But I do personally feel that one color (or spectrum of color might be more accurate) is actually more suitable to hold the title of ‘Most Versatile Sock’ and that is the vast spectrum of the purple/burgundy sock. […]

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 12, 2019

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Indonesian Americana – Txture

Indonesia is making a lot of noise in the shoemaking scene as of late. There are so many brands, in fact, that it is hard to keep up with all of them. One that I recently discovered, thanks to Instagram, is Txture. They appear to specialize in an Americana style of shoemaking, and look, but with a touch of added flair through their use of bi-coloring, honey-colored lightweight platform soles, white stitching, and fringes. I […]

August 26, 2019

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J.FitzPatrick ‘End of Summer Sale’ – 2nd Markdown

  J.FitzPatrick Footwear is halfway through it’s End of Summer Sale now but this is where the stock starts going fast. Best to hop on the prices that are shown before your pair is gone, only to return much much later, if at all in the case of some models! In case you missed it, we received our re-stock and have a ton of our core models back in stock! Shop the Core Stock Sale Now […]

August 7, 2019

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Berluti Does It Again – Ruins Dress Shoes

It pains me to write these types of posts against Berluti as in reality they use to inspire me and have made some of the most beautiful shoes that I have ever seen. But again, maybe that extreme contrast between beauty and ugliness in their shoe production is what keeps me writing these posts, in the hopes that they will stop making these atrocities that can barely pass as shoes. I just don’t understand what […]

June 20, 2019

The Best Rain Weather Shoe – Brown Suede with Rubber Sole

It is a myth that suede is not good for rain. This statement is only true when your suede is not of good quality. So clearly the person that created this worldwide myth was wearing poor quality shoes because the reality of it is that suede is THE BEST option to wear on rainy days. Allow me to explain why: Good suede doesn’t leave an indication that has it rained. I.e. it doesn’t leave water […]

May 6, 2019

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The New Dress Shoe – Paul Parkman

The world of shoes and what men wear has drastically changed in recent times. It actually started like 10-15 years ago but has recently taken full on effect in the past few years and today is miles different to what once was. Sometimes I ask myself if I was apart of this? The Shoe Snob Blog is/was the largest dress shoe blog in the world at one point. It might just still be but people […]

May 2, 2019

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The Green Sock – Takes You a Long Way

All photos courtesy of Mes Chaussettes Rouges The 3 socks I predominantly wear are black, navy and green. Most might find that strange. The obvious 3rd choice for 90% of men is probably grey. But truth be told, I think that the green sock actually complements more outfits (without being ostentatious) almost as much as navy does. When it comes to leather colors found on shoes that are the stardard form of dress, there are […]

March 1, 2019

Braided Loafers PreSale for SS19 by J.FitzPatrick Footwear

Summer is around the corner and we, at J.FitzPatrick Footwear, are gearing up for our SS19 collection. As usual, we like to offer those of you eager to get your pair in a chance at pre-ordering them at a 20% discount. As we will be ordering what is purchased during the PreSale, we have opened up the sizing to offer UK5, UK5.5 and UK11.5 (US6, US6.5 and US12.5,) all sizes that are usually MTO so […]

February 18, 2019

Anacortes Chukka Sneaker by J.FitzPatrick Footwear at 30% Off

We have decided to try out new models in our sneaker collection and in doing so means we have to get rid of something to make room for new ideas. We are working on a few things now that will hopefully be available in the early Summertime. So, for that, we are getting rid of our super versatile and comfortable Anacortes chukka boot sneaker. At a 30% discount, these super easy-to-wear chukka sneakers are down […]