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February 28, 2020

London Super Trunk Show 2020 – Brand Showcase #2: Norman Vilalta

Our 2nd showcase is none other than my good friend, Norman Vilalta, one of the shoemakers I most respect in this industry. Norman is one of the only brands that has been with us for each year of the event and is always a favorite at the show, which comes as no surprise being that Norman always has new things on offer, great ideas and shoes that no one else does! Norman will surely have […]

February 19, 2020

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Chelseas with a Twist – Carmina Shoemaker

Its refreshing to see Chelsea boots in some sort of dark burgundy/merlot color. In this case Plum Museum Calf. I never understood why this color has not caught on more with the extremely popular boot style: the chelsea. For me, this color goes with everything that a brown calfskin can. And potentially even more and also look better. Yet its very rare that you see one. Naturally I was excited to see this MTO option […]

January 13, 2020

The Shoe Snob Unboxing Series – TLB Mallorca

 Here I unbox and talk about one of TLB Mallorca’s Artista Range shoes, the striking adelaide oxford in Burgundy Museum Calf Find the shoes here: https://www.tlbmallorca.com/107-picasso-shoe-musuemcalf-bordeaux If you enjoy my Unboxing videos, please share them on! -Justin

December 12, 2019

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TLB Mallorca – The New Adelaide

www.tlbmallorca.con For the longest time, the adelaide oxford often came in the same format as a cap toe brogue with adelaide facing and heel counter, all with brogueing. Every maker made it like this….until now. The world and shoe design is evolving and I, for one, am pleased to see it. And funny enough, the Spanish shoemakers have done a good job at this, for the adelaide oxfords of the industry. Carmina was the first […]

December 6, 2019

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Carmina GMTO – Fur Lined Boots

Carmina has recently launched a killer GMTO run of 4 Fur Lined boots for the Winter. Those of you who live in rough weather cities will know just how crucial it is to have warm footwear during those colder-than-life days that are all too familiar come the Jan/Feb months of terror! Truth be told, I used to always say, ‘Baahh, who needs a fur lined boot!’ You know, I tend to talk a lot of […]

November 29, 2019

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Carmina’s Black Friday Deal – Free Belts with all Purchases

Carmina’s Black Friday is live and have some interesting offers on the table. There are two main offers happening: 1. A free belt with every regular purchase. Belts are at $125 so this ofders some good value there! 2. An extra 20% off their Outlet selection which makes them a very very attractive offer a d cheap price. I dont see those lasting through the weekend! Some other interesting Black Friday offerings are listed at […]

November 15, 2019

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Meermin Shoes – The Unboxing Video

 It has been a while since I reviewed a shoe by famous Spanish shoemaker, Meermin Mallorca, otherwise simply known as Meermin Here I take a look at their standard Goodyear welted line. This is a video that all of you should watch. I hope that you enjoy and wish you all a good weekend -Justin FitzPatrick www.meermin.com

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 28, 2019

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Fur Lined boots by Meermin

I never understood how important fur lined boots were until I moved to NYC and nearly froze my feet off. Living in mild climates one doesn’t understand just how cold it can get and what that does to our body. If the feet are cold the rest of the body cannot be comfortable and I realized this real quick during my first winter in NYC. Prior to this I was never a fan of a […]

October 10, 2019

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Carmina’s Custom Weekend – MTO Fees Waived!!

Carmina is hosting a ‘Custom Weekend’ from today until the 13th by which they are offering Waived MTO Fees on their custom shoe/boot offerings. And on top of that, they are also providing a special shoe care kit with each pair purchased. Not a bad deal huh! The only catch is that you have 3 days to get that order in, so now is the time to get cracking on those custom shoe designs that […]