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May 28, 2017

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A Guide To Dyeing Your Own Shoes

  Have you ever been bored of a pair of shoes and wanted to do something about, for example, change the color? I know I have, with many of my older shoes. This time I actually decided to do something about partly because I was never wearing these shoes and partly to provide you all a post about how to do it in the leisure of your home. Let me start off by saying that […]

May 27, 2017

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A Guide To Shoe Trees

There is a lot of opinion/speculation on shoe trees and their importance in relation to footwear. Some well known so-called ‘facts’ in reference to shoe trees may seem like truth, but could be very well be the outcome of genius marketing and branding. In this post, I will try my best to give logical reasoning to shoe trees and an objective explanation for what you really need, when it comes to their use and your […]

May 26, 2017

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My Trip to Rome

***This post will not be about shoes*** I am a bit shoe-d out at the moment so thought instead of trying to come up with some fast and most likely inconsequential post to quickly write about, I would do a series of meaningful posts about my small European tour before my official landing in NYC this coming June. So my first pit stop was Rome and this trip was entirely about seeing my son, who […]

May 25, 2017

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Paolo Scafora Now Carried at Skoaktiebolaget

I have always been a fan of Paolo Scafora. And it is not just for his amazing shoes but also because he a great individual, one that is genuine and passionate. These two traits always show in great shoemakers as they, for me, are prerequisites for lasting in this industry, one that can be very tough and cut-throat. So as Paolo carried these admirable traits I had always hoped that his shoes would get the […]

May 24, 2017

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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 am making a big move to NYC as my new permanent base and will hope to replicate what we have in London, but soon in the Big Apple. Our […]

May 23, 2017

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Breaking In Shoes – Your First 30 Days

  When you think about buying shoes, most people probably think about getting the most comfortable thing that they can find, as when we are not sleeping, we are most likely on our feet. Now assuming that our feet were made for walking on earth (dirt, soil etc.), one would think that wearing stiff leather in comparison might not be the most sound idea, which is why rubber soled shoes can be so popular. But […]

The London Super Trunk 2017 – The Results

As many of you may have read, I am soon moving to NYC. That being, I have been up to my eyeballs in sorting out my life here to have a seamless transition between countries. But what that means is that my time is quite limited for long blog posts and whatnot. Therefore, while I would have liked to make my own post about the London Super Trunk that Jesper and I put on, I […]