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Monthly Archive: June 2014

June 30, 2014

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The Future of Patina – Bespoke Patina

  I had the pleasure of spending an evening with Mr. Landry Lacour of Bespoke Patina, last week for what proved to be a very interesting evening in fine food and captivating discussion. Landry happened to be in town (as he gives courses in Patina) and since we have been in contact for a few years now and have also met a few times, decided to have a catch up to see what was both […]

June 26, 2014

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Magnanni at Pitti Uomo 86

  Dear Readers, I am a bit backed up today so don’t really have time to write. Therefore, I will leave you with some of the Magnanni shoes that I saw while I was at PItti. While I am not crazy about the bologna/fine blake construction that Magnanni does, I have always appreciated the design of their shoes. Here are some of the ones that I really liked. See you tomorrow for more on Pitti […]

June 25, 2014

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The New Double Monk

When something becomes a trend, I usually stay far from it. The reason that I do this is because I like unique things and the very idea of a trend means that it won’t be unique. Therefore, when the explosion of double monks came onto the scene a few years back, I was really not that impressed. But the reason was not because I don’t like double monks, it was more because many of them […]

June 23, 2014

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The Pitti Experience

After all of these years pouring over the countless pictures of Pitti Uomo that one finds spread across the internet come June and January, I finally decided to join the festivities by taking part in the peacock fest that Pitti has recently become. And I have to say, it was quite interesting. I won’t lie, I used to turn my nose up at the thought of everybody dressing up to out-do each other and then […]

June 13, 2014

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Riccardo Bestetti Strikes Again

  I have said it before and of course I will say it again: it is so great to see new designs executed, especially when it’s a play off of an existing one. This one by Riccardo Bestetti is nothing shy of brilliant. That doesn’t mean that it is my favorite, as to be be honest I am not sure if I would ever personally commission it, but it is very well done and definitely […]

June 10, 2014

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Tri-Color Boots by Saint Crispins

  We all know how obsessed I am with two toned shoes, but I have never ever been a fan of tri-color shoes, or tri-color anything for that matter (just ties). For me (in shoes) one color is boring, 2 is perfect and 3 is just too much. BUT, when I saw these beauties, by Saint Crispins, I could not help but admire and appreciate the colors/textures involved. And I think the thing that really […]

June 6, 2014

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A Weekend Send Off of Shoe Greatness

We are having the first proper day of Spring/Summer here in London today, the sun is gleaming and I could not be more distracted or uninspired to work. That being, I don’t have a lot to say today unfortunately as I cannot seem to keep focus on anything for very long! I will of course leave you with some lovely things to look at however, so do enjoy those. On another note, jfitzpatrickfootwear.com is sort […]