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December 7, 2013

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New J.FitzPatrick Exclusives & A/W2013 Shoes In!

Dear Readers, Okay, so finally my A/W2013 stock has come in and is now available for purchase either through my company or by coming into Gieves & Hawkes (soon to be Timothy Everest in Feb/March 2014) in London. As an update to the way in which I can take payment, I no longer require people to have to have a Paypal account in order to conduct a transaction. I can now take card payments. Hopefully […]

July 8, 2013

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Life As A Shoe Designer: Part 1 – An Explanatory Overview

The day that I put my shoes out onto the shelves of Gieves & Hawkes and thus ready for sale, was a good day. Even better was my launch party that must have accumulated around 100 guests, all of which were readers of the blogs or friends of theirs interested in the brand. It was a proud day for myself and it represented the commencement of the goal that I put in place way back […]

May 27, 2013

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear Update

It’s been awhile since I actually gave any of you the progress of my own venture into the shoe industry. Therefore, I thought that now would be a good time to let you know what has been going on and what you can expect from the future. So, it’s now been two months and a week or so since I officially launched my shoe range, J.FitzPatrick, at No.1 Savile Row inside Gieves & Hawkes. I […]

May 1, 2013

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Il Micio – Brogue-Tastic!

Coming to think about it, Florence is probably the most populated city in all of Italy for bespoke shoemakers. Off the top of my head, I know of 5, but I am sure that there are a few other small ones that exist that I never managed to come across. Of those 5 is one Japanese gentleman by the name of Hidetaka Fukaya, known in Florence as Il Micio. For those that don’t speak Italian, […]

December 7, 2012

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Aubercy Shoes – A Review

So it would appear that Christmas came a bit early this year as I received a lovely gift in the mail the other day. I usually know everything that is arriving for me, so I was shocked to hear when I had a package waiting with my name on it. When I saw the ‘from’ address, I was pleasantly surprised but had a good idea what lay inside waiting for me (since it’s shape was […]