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June 21, 2016

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Savile Row Style Part 2 – Stowers

On our Savile Row Style Part 2 I am going to introduce to you STOWERS BESPOKE. Stowers is a part of the so called “new generation” of bespoke tailors that has made an appearance on Savile Row, as the company was only established in 2006. Although the founder had previously worked in Gieves and Hawkes for 25 years (where he was also head of bespoke for some time). Their offering includes an elegant line of […]

May 30, 2014

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Updates on J.FitzPatrick Footwear

As many of you might know, I have been doing a lot of thinking lately. Part of that thinking has to do with the blog, The Shoe Snob, and of course the other part has to do with the direction and future of my footwear line J.FitzPatrick (for those that don’t know, I am also a shoe designer and J.FitzPatrick is my brand). A lot of you gave great advice on the direction of The […]

March 21, 2014

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J.FitzPatrick Launch Event at Timothy Everest

Dear Readers, For those of that you that will be in or around London on the evening of April 10th, may I cordially invite you to attend the launch party that Timothy Everest and I will be hosting at the Elder st. location to announce not only our collaboration but our S/S2014 collections. Simply RSVP at the email provided on the eVite and I will look forward to seeing you all there! Sincerely, Justin, “The […]

December 13, 2012

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Bespoke Suits Have Ruined Me!!

Because I am such a shoe whore, going bespoke on them hasn’t really made me want to only do that, although I would prefer it. But having had a bespoke suit made, wearing it, feeling and seeing the difference not only in fit, but in the way that it makes me feel has made me never want to go for anything less. Yet wanting champagne on a beer’s budget has always been a problem and […]

October 9, 2012

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My Trip To Aubercy Part 2: Bespoke/More MTO

The thing about Xavier was that he was probably the most passionate person I have ever met. We talked for over an hour and a half and it was so clear that his shoes and the quality of them was the most important thing in the world to him. Money, mass distribution, online sales etc….none of this stuff mattered, only making the shoes to the best possible standard that he could. This was so admirable […]

August 16, 2012

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Green Suit, Green Shoes – I Might As Well Be A Martian!

I really like the color green but sometimes find it so difficult to pair with other colors. For me, it’s usually just a matter of putting blue with it, but what else does it go with? It’s one of the reasons that I don’t often wear this suit, partly because it is a really really light powder green, partly because it’s mohair and therefore is easily ruined if not extremely careful. Nevertheless, I frequently get […]

May 30, 2012

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What I Am Wearing

The difference between bespoke vs. non-bespoke is truly astounding. While I may not notice it as I am actually wearing the garments, I see it in this picture, as bad as it may be. The way in which the jacket sits on me, makes all of my RTW and MTM for matter, look like second-third rate rubbish. While I am being a little harsh here, I must admit that that saying, ‘once you go bespoke, […]

May 3, 2012

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What I Am Wearing – My First Bespoke Suit!

I have finally received my first bespoke suit and I absolutely love it!! There is quite a long story behind getting it, however I really can’t divulge too much on that but let’s just say that it was a collaboration of artisans that put it together. This means, that it was cut by Chittleborough & Morgan (hence the wide lapel influence from Tommy Nutter), and then put together by a trouser maker at Huntsman and […]

April 19, 2012

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The Green Machine

The thing about green is that when you are able to create the perfect shade of it (think a mix between emerald and forest), it can become one of the most stunning colors there is. While I won’t say that the color that I created on these bespoke brogues is perfect, I will say that it is lovely shade that I happen to find extremely versatile. Not only does it pair well with this light […]

December 28, 2011

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What I Am Wearing

It’s been quite a lovely Fall/Winter season here in London, weather-wise, which has allowed me to wear things that would be otherwise saved for the Spring/Summer, such as this light gray Prince of Wales (POW) suit. While I think that I have only been able to wear it once (as it was just recently completed), I am eagerly awaiting the warmer weather to be able to flaunt it’s beauty. I had always wanted a POW […]