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July 6, 2017

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Mythbuster Part 1 – Leather Creasing Means Something is Wrong

Leather creases. Plain and simple. There is no such thing as crease free leather. Frankly the thought of people thinking that leather should not crease is just absurd. So many times have I heard people complaining about wrinkled leather and thus blaming either the leather or the maker for this reason. Well allow me to tell you that there are so many more factors that play into a shoe’s leather becoming prominently wrinkled, factors that […]

January 21, 2016

Allan Baudoin Makes A Mean Chealsea Boot!

  I am normally not a fan of the chelsea boot but the older and more lazy I get (and the more that I see them) the more that I am starting to like them. I have seen Allan Baudoin’s version a few times on Instagram and every time I do, I think that I like them more and more. That being, I thought that for those of you who are big fans of this […]

December 16, 2015

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My Saint Crispins Boots – Review

After going to the Saint Crispins factory last year (and writing about it HERE), I worked with Phillip Car (the owner) to have a Saint Crispins boot made up for me in a design that I had created but had yet to realize in my own brand. I was quite excited about it as I had never done a shoe/boot in 3 colors and had seen SC execute that idea to great success. So, I […]

December 10, 2015

Dandy Shoe Care x J.FitzPatrick Boot Edition — Now Live!

On our 3rd collaboration with Dandy Shoe Care, we decided to switch it up a bit and offer a boot as opposed to the typical shoe that we have been previously offering. And not only did we do a boot, but we also did a new model entirely, called David. The David boot stems from a play on our Wedgwood model and was created by a customer that wanted to change a few details to […]

December 4, 2015

J.FitzPatrick A/W2015 Stock Now In – Round 2!

Well, it has been an interesting season as half of my A/W15 stock was released back in September and the rest of it just came in. This was due to a massive delay from the American Tannery Horween, who is famous for their Cordovan and Chromexcel leathers. And naturally all of the shoes that were late came from the use of the Chromexcel leather, in dark brown, burgundy and black. To top it off, there […]

December 3, 2015

Septieme Larguer Mid-Boot Wholecut

  Septieme Largeur have recently released a smart, leather sole version of their mid-boot wholecut and are offering it up in their patina service section of the website. You don’t often see a wholecut of this calibre in anything outside of handmade shoemaking as it is not the easiest model to cut, nor last over. But that didn’t apparently stop SL from releasing one. And with all of that leather imagine all of the possibilities […]

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 4, 2015

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Barbanera – The Review

Let me start off by saying that the pictures in this post don’t do the boots justice. It was with my old camera and in a place with terrible lighting. In hindsight, I should have taken them all outside. Nevertheless, here is the review of my first pair of Barbanera boots. I had taken receipt of these Kerouac boots at the beginning of the this year, having only got to wear them a couple of […]

October 19, 2015

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Timberland x Harris Tweed

  I was walking on Regent st. today and noticed that the Timberland shop had some interesting shoes/boots inside. I am actually in the market for something a bit more heavy duty as I feel that it will be a harsh winter and while I love my Snoqualmie’s for a solid boot, I would rather use something that is actually fur lined and built to handle the snow (on a submerging level). So I went […]

October 13, 2015

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Santoni A/W2015 Stock….Looking Cool!

Santoni’s new boot collection is all about something covering the vamp area of the boot, whether it is a strap, some kind of spat or even a kilt. It is quite interesting to be honest. It may not be everone’s cup of tea but at least it is not the same ‘ol boring crap season after season. And that is what Santoni is good for. At heart they are a classic company, but in reality […]