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September 4, 2017

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The Shoe Snob & J.FitzPatrick Footwear Return to Singapore

To all of the Singaporeans and those surrounding, you will be pleased to know that J.FitzPatrick Footwear will finally be returning to Singapore for yet another trunk show at none other than the famous Kevin Seah Bespoke in Boat Quay. After 2 years without visiting one of my favorite islands, I have finally been able to travel again and am making my first stop at this beautiful destination.   We will host a 4-day trunk […]

June 20, 2017

J.FitzPatrick Trunk Show NYC – June 28th/29th

It’s been a long time coming but the time is here and J.FitzPatrick Footwear will soon again be shown in the USA, namely in the beautiful city of New York as the first showing, this coming June 28th and 29th. As many of you know, I have made a big move to NYC as my new permanent base and will plan to replicate in NYC what we have in London. Our first move towards that […]

May 8, 2017

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London Super Trunk Show — Brand Showcase #10 — The Sabot

  We now present the final exhibitor at the London Super Trunk Show this coming Saturday May 13. It’s a Swedish based online retailer named The Sabot, selling their own brand, Antonio Meccariello and the all-new RTW range from the Japanese Yohei Fukuda, who also will come to the event. Visitors will have an exclusive opportunity to buy and order their offerings ahead of the actual store opening in a few weeks. Behind The Sabot are the […]

London Super Trunk Show – Brand Showcase #5 – Norman Vilalta

  Mr. Norman Vilalta has an interesting history. He hails from Argentina originally with the background and profession of a lawyer. Growing tired of that life, he decided to follow his passion and moved to Florence, Italy to be trained in bespoke shomaking by the legendary Stefano Bemer. After several years with Stefano he felt he was then ready to take on his own workshop and start making shoes wth his own name in them. After years […]

November 3, 2016

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Sartorial Trips – Trunk Show Votes

In a world with a lot of sartorial companies from the different industries i.e. shoes, clothing, suiting etc., it can be very challenging keeping up with the latest trunk shows in/around/or semi-near to your area. A couple people recently have made it easier for you to find out the whereabouts of your favorite shoemaker or bespoke suit maker by putting the information of many makers travels, all on one page/site. Those two people are Simon […]

December 2, 2015

Norman Vilalta New Collection!

Norman Vilalta just dropped his A/W2015 collection and I have to say that it is right up my alley, especially the boot in the main image. What a bombshell!! That vibrant reddish/orange patina with what looks like rust suede is simply magnificent. Norman never ceases to surprise me and even more so, he one ups his last venture every time. I love the collection, even the chunky soled shoes are starting to grow on me. […]

November 13, 2015

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Singapore Bound = The Shoe Snob x Kevin Seah

I am wrapping up the last of my trunk shows for 2015 and Singapore is the one that usually ends them as it is the coolest time of year there and probably the only time of year that I could actually handle it. I mean last year it was about 28 degrees Celsius with about 100% humidity. Simply insane!! But anyway, it’s a nice refreshing visit to another world and away from Western society. Plus […]

October 7, 2015

Septieme Largeur Strikes Again!

This chelsea boot by Septieme Largeur just might be the best one that I have ever seen. Its patina just takes it to another level, especially for me as I am not naturally the biggest fan of the chelsea boot. I mean, I like it when I see it on others but have never fancied it on me, looking down at all of that leather without any laces on it. But this makes me think […]

June 15, 2015

The Clean Lines of Masaru Okuyama

Masaru Okuyama doesn’t make crazy unique shoes like many of the Japanese bespoke shoemakers out there, but one thing that you can always count on with regards to his shoes are the finessed laser-like lines to his lasts, welts, heels etc. His shoes always look flawless and beyond perfect. I think that he just might also be the master of the wholecut, as I am always astounded when I see his take on it (as […]

June 13, 2015

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J.FitzPatrick Shoes in NYC!!

So I am here at Leffot today, trying to keep cool from this dreadful humidity that is making me sweat. This is the last day of our trunk show so if you are in or around the West Village today come stop by, say hi and check out the shoes!! And remember that we are now accepting MTO orders and the upcharge is only £75 for non EU residents.