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May 29, 2015

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The Shoe Snob Trunk Shows NYC & Sweden – June/July

Each year, I hope to slowly but surely expand my brand and in doing so attempt to go to some of my favorites places for trunk shows, as well as expand to new markets if and when I can. While there is nothing new for these trips in terms of locations (country wise but am going to Gothenburg as well this time), what has happened since I was in both places is that I have […]

May 27, 2015

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Navy Cordovan by Carmina

Believe it or not, getting a good, consistent navy leather is more difficult than one might think. Many (probably most) of us use crust leather to achieve a blue/navy leather as many tanneries don’t offer one pre-dyed and if they do, won’t really be the exact shade you might be looking for. Horween’s navy cordovan, as seen here on Carmina’s models, is probably the nicest shade that I have seen in the leather industry (for […]

April 17, 2015

Bespoke Wholecuts for Friday Farewell

  A customer sent me a pictures of these and while I don’t know the maker (they are presumably bespoke by a Japanese maker), I thought that you would all appreciate seeing them. Don’t really have a whole lot more to say on them then that and am expecting a customer any minute now, so I will wish you all a great weekend and will be back next week with some exciting stuff!! Sincerely, Justin, […]

March 25, 2015

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Pitti Uomo Pays Off

When you go to Pitti and are standing in the main bit where everybody is congregating, all you see are all the famous internet “Style Icons” and a load of photographers. There are so many pictures being taken that you never know where one of them could end up. I always make a joke that for all I know, me or one of my friends could be on some massive billboard in central Tokyo. While […]

October 1, 2014

The New Stefano Bemer

Since we are on the subject of Bemer’s (as per yesterday’s post), I thought that I would continue on by finally getting up the pictures of the new Stefano Bemer workshop/company from my visit to Pitti in July. For the few of you that may not know, I spent one year under the care of Stefano Bemer (the man himself) and company back in 2008 when I went to learn how to make shoes by […]

September 15, 2014

Latest Dandy Shoe Care Patina’s for J.FitzPatrick

Dear Readers, It’s probably been the busiest 6 weeks of my life and I am quite glad to say that it is now all over and I can finally have a bit of peace and quite before the holiday season. I just came back from Milan yesterday after attending the Lineapelle fair and am proud to say that it was a great trip full of productivity and new personal relationships developed. I have found some […]

September 4, 2014

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Sutor Mantellassi at Pitti Uomo

I have been quite ill these past few days and thus left myself a bit behind in emails, sending out shoes etc and of course this leaves me with limited time to write on the blog, as per usual. But I thought for those of you who are interested in braided footwear, would appreciate seeing what was on offer at the stand of Sutor Mantellassi at the last Pitti Uomo. Having been always curious about […]

August 18, 2014

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The Seamless Wholecut by Maftei

  The seamless wholecut is the like the unicorn of shoes. It’s not often seen and not made by many. And it has to be created by hand. At least for now it does until some intelligent shoemaker learns how to industrialize it. But I am not sure if that is going to happen any time soon. Either way, my good friend Jesper Ingevaldsson (of Shoegazing blog) just recently acquired a pair from the Romanian […]

August 13, 2014

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Carreducker Goes For Blood (Red that is)!

The idea of doing a red shoe has always been appealing to me. The execution of doing it is the hard part. Here Carreducker goes to show that it is in fact not that hard at all. You just have to do it! And boy is this one bright red. There is no mistaking that for burgundy or the likes. And while I have an attraction to it, I must admit that I would find […]

August 8, 2014

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J.FitzPatrick Update: Size UK6/6.5 — Winter Models — Stock Refill

Normally I don’t like to write about my brand too close together (date wise) but I know that many of you have been waiting for my UK6 and UK6.5 size selection to arrive, so sorry for all of you that don’t fit that category. But yes, I have received about 85% of my stock for my new sizes and they are now available for purchase on the website. The majority of the models have that […]