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August 31, 2016

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Misconceptions in Footwear – Shining Different Leathers

I always get people asking me how you shine this leather or that leather, i.e. cordovan, crocodile (and all exotics) or chromexcel leather etc. The thing is, you shine them exactly as you would calf leather. I find that anyone attempting to tell you that you need some special product for them is just trying to sell you something that is not truly necessary. I have always used the exact same products and got brilliant […]

December 16, 2015

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My Saint Crispins Boots – Review

After going to the Saint Crispins factory last year (and writing about it HERE), I worked with Phillip Car (the owner) to have a Saint Crispins boot made up for me in a design that I had created but had yet to realize in my own brand. I was quite excited about it as I had never done a shoe/boot in 3 colors and had seen SC execute that idea to great success. So, I […]

A Week On Instagram

Not sure how many of you are actually on Instagram, but for those of you that are not, here are some of the pictures that I have shared in the last week. For those of you on IG and not yet following, do find me at both @theshoesnob84 and @jfitzpatrickfootwear  

December 31, 2014

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Happy New Year – 2015 Predictions

  Dear Readers, Yet another year comes to an end and as always this day allows us, if not but for a moment, to reflect on the last 365 days and think about how/what we will do to make the next 365 even better. I feel that since starting the blog, a lot has changed in the shoe industry and for the better. What used to be a very conservative sector full of boring stuff, […]

November 3, 2014

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Bespoke Gaziano & Girling Boots – FINISHED!

After much anticipation I have final received my bespoke boots by Gaziano & Girling! (to see the start of this process see HERE and HERE). It’s been a long process and it’s nice to have finally seen the end result and my design realized. From the drawing below, you can see a few changes (such as the extended saddle/facing piece) as well as the shortening of the cap. But these were all things that I […]

April 28, 2014

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Bespoke G&G’s – Nearly There!

  My bespoke Gaziano & Girling boots are finally starting to take form, after all this time. I think part of the reason that they have taken so long, not to mention how busy G&G have been with a new factory and a new flagship shop in London which is now open, is due to the fact that I had created a design from scratch. This was a design that I had originally intended for […]