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Monkstraps Archive

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 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 […]

October 22, 2019

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Yeossal’s MTO Program

Singaporean Brand, Yeossal, has come out causing a storm in the Menswear Industry. In a day that is saturated with far too many internet brands popping out of nowhere thanks to Instragam, only to be doing what 20 other brands have already done, finally, there is someone out here really standing out in both shoes and clothing offering competitively priced products that are knocking style out of the park! I, personally, have been very impressed […]

September 27, 2019

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My Style – Brown Shoes and Blue Suits

Back when I worked on Savile Row, I used to wear a tie every day. In the last 5 years, I think that I can count on my two hands the amount of times I have worn a tie. I put one on the other day and it felt good to do so, even though I was quite warm that day! It’s funny, how I have included myself in this new ‘casual wave’ of dress […]

August 19, 2019

What I am Wearing Video Series

  I have always wanted to give inspiration to those that may not know how to wear bold shoes or have fears of shoes outside of what they are used to. I won’t claim to have the best style in the world, but I am not afraid to go bold every now and then show it. And I can’t be The Shoe Snob if I am not wearing the shoes that I preach about. So […]

July 5, 2019

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Unique Monkstrap Design by Winson Shoemaker

Indonesian Shoe brand, Winson Shoemaker, has come up with a very unique, asymmetrical monkstrap design that is unlike any other. If I had to put it into words it would be a U-Cap, Longwing Single Monkstrap. Its technical name according to the brand is the Equinox Single Monk. Its inspiration came from the peeling of an apple with the wrap-around peel. And they did a good job at mimicking that in shoemaking terms. Overall I […]

June 21, 2019

Last Weekend of GMTO – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

Dear Supporters, It is the last weekend to grab one of our GMTO offerings so if you have been interested in one of these models, now is your time to grab one! Our Meadowbrook braided boot has completed the minimum order and is ready for purchase at the regular price of $495 / £430 (ex vat £358.33) Our Spokane quilted oxford in Black Calf just needs one more purchase to meet the minimum requirement, so […]

June 7, 2019

J.FitzPatrick Footwear – New GMTO’s Now Available

Shop Now → Welcome to our new GMTO offering We are excited about this GMTO run as it represents products unlike any other that we have offered in the past and are excited to see how you all react to these new ideas and models. If you are not familiar with GMTO it is imperative that you read everything that follows to ensure you are up to speed with the process of ordering. GMTO means […]

June 3, 2019

J.FitzPatrick Footwear – Last Week of The Consolidation Sale

As we now hit June and are closer to receiving our Re-Stock and new loafers for Summer, we are winding down our Consolidation Sale at J.FitzPatrick Footwear. This will be the last week to get 40% off our welted shoe selection. Here are the sizes left on both USA and UK sites. Both have different stock so if you don’t find your pair on one, it could be on the other. US Site: www.us.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com Alki […]

April 18, 2019

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New Shoes on The Marketplace

For those that have not yet heard of The Shoe Snob Marketplace, please inform yourselves of one of my new ventures by reading the Blog Post Here. For those of you already in the know, please see here some new shoes that are up for grabs. The Marketplace is growing quickly and we have actual shoe brands on board, posting new shoes that you can’t get elsewhere. Start buying, start listing your own shoes and […]