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March 24, 2017

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear S/S2017 Pre-Sale Round 3: Hand Stitched Apron Models + New Single Monk

J.FitzPatrick Footwear’s 3rd round of PreSale is now live (with still more to come believe it or not). For this presale, we are offering our version of the much popular hand stitched apron shoe, coming in a derby form as well as an oxford form. On top of that, we have updated our single monk and added a few new colorways in it. The hand sewn apron Derby is somewhat of cult classic model that […]

March 17, 2017

News In The Industry – Things to Watch Out For!

New things are going on all of the time in the shoe industry but it is hard to keep up with it all so I have compiled a short list of things that I find relevant and hopefully what you guys might also appreciate. Hope that you enjoy at least one of the bits of news! Carmina launches wide width GMTO — Carmina has officially launched a EEE width GMTO collection which allows those with […]

March 14, 2017

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How to Restore Your Suede Shoes – Video

Sometimes your suede shoes can get a bit rough looking, especially after one too many outings to the pub/restaurant/events etc. Without letting them get too far gone all you have to do to spruce them up is sacrifce about 5-10 mins of your spare time using household products to get them in top notch. This is not a major refurbishment video though but rather a quick sprucing up video, which if we all did after […]

March 10, 2017

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J.FitzPatrick PreSale Round 2 – The Hawthorne Butterfly Loafer

Round 2 of the J.FitzPatrick PreSale is kicking off and this time it’s with the illustrious Butterfly loafer that has been a very underrepresented yet iconic model in the shoe industry. Putting a slightly twist on the original version with a hand sewn apron (as opposed to the brogued version), J.FitzPatrick Footwear thought to give this model a chance in the industry by offering it in 6 colorways that can appeal to everyone. The Hawthorne […]

March 9, 2017

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How To Restore Your Creased Leather Shoes – Video Tutorial

A shoe is rarely beyond recovery unless you are the type to never use shoes trees, wears his shoes every day and doesn’t think polish is necessary. But for those that simply wear their shoes hard and every now and then find them in a quite a creased state, following these simply steps can help you at least get your shoes into a top form again. But beware, heating the leather can also have adverse […]

February 13, 2017

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear GMTO Program Now Live!

We are kicking off 2017 with a bang and commencing something we have wanted to incorporate for awhile now and that it the offering of Group Made to Order otherwise known as GMTO. As a young brand, we wanted to make sure our MTO offering was in tact and well received before venturing into the GMTO arena. And since launching MTO we have had a great results and feel that it is now time to […]

February 8, 2017

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The Venetian Trader – My Norwegian Socks by Bresciani

  There is a new online sock trader here in England, making their mark by specializing in Bresciani socks but with a lot more in the pipeline. With a compelling story behind the making of the brand and the decision to go for it, I thought it would be interesting to test out some socks and share to all of you a new option in town for those that appreciate high quality socks. As I […]