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July 26, 2017

Spectators by Aubercy

  You dont often see people wearing the classic spectator combo these days despite the progression of bold colors in footwear. And it makes me wonder why. Something that was traditionally worn by many of the style icons of the early to mid 20th century it is something that seems to have lost its popularity in modern day times. I guess there are too many people now wear blue or green shoes mixed with flannels […]

July 10, 2017

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Barbanera Sale & New Women’s Line

For those of you that may have missed it the few times that I have written about it, Barbanera who once only took MTO orders now has a website that sells RTW stock and much of it is currently on sale. I am particularly fond of the Balzac double monk, as shown above, for its intricate strap design. Not to mention I am a super fan of black suede, a material that sadly is not […]

June 23, 2017

Last Days of PreSale — J.FitzPatrick’s New Wholecut Chelsea Boot and New Colors of Jodhpur!

We are fast approaching the end of our Pre-Sale on our new Alki Chelsea Boot and new colors in our Genesee Jodhpur Boot. Last 3 days – so don’t miss out! As with most Pre-Sales we strive to give something extra and this time we are offering 20% OFF! Although it’s currently Summer and the last thing you probably need is a Boot, remember that these Boots will take up to 4 months to be made which will […]

June 9, 2017

J.FitzPatrick — ‘Whole Cut Chelsea & Jodhpur Boots’ — PreSale at 20% off!

https://www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com/collections/pre-sale We are excited to announce we are holding a Pre-Sale of our new Wholecut Chelsea Boot- The Alki and some more colours in the popular Jodhpur Boot- The Genesee. The Alki: A Chelsea Boot has always been something we wanted to do in our collection and we now finally have a pattern we are really happy with. The Chelsea Boot is a classic and we wanted to offer something slightly different from the ‘norm’. […]

February 27, 2017

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear S/S17 Pre-Sale Now Live – Round 1

The J.FitzPatrick Footwear Spring/Summer 2017 collection is finally taking form and we have a lot of new stock to offer. Therefore this years’ Pre-Sales will come in several rounds due to the amount of not only new models but the array of new colorways in some of our core, classic models. For this first round of Pre-Sales, we are offering mainly our core range products but in new colorways, with the exception of our full […]

February 23, 2017

London Super Trunk Show – Brand Showcase #2 – Carlos Santos for Skoaktiebolaget

Carlos Santos from Portugal has been around for several decades and are quite big in some parts of Europe and in Japan. But it wasn’t until the famous Swedish shoe store Skoaktiebolaget started carrying the brand that the menswear & shoe aficionados of the world got their eyes open to the very price-worthy shoes made in the large and effective factory hailing from Portugal’s shoe region São João da Madeira, just north of Porto. With a year of […]

February 6, 2017

Chukka Boots in Color?

I love a good chukka boot. But I have always mainly loved them in either suede or some sort of grain leather as I see chukka boots as something to wear casually i.e. with jeans, chinos, cords etc but not so much on a super smart level with a suit or anything like that. But the more that I see them in the wild (and online), the more that I am tempted by making them […]

February 1, 2017

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Fur Inside Smart Boots? Yay or Nay?

I have always been a bit skeptical about fur inside of boots. It’s not the most ‘manly’ thing (this is what I thought when I was younger). And it wasn’t until I spent a few days of Winter in Latvia where it got to around -20 centigrade. I wore my Snoqualmie boots with thick socks but realized that it was not sufficient in keeping my feet warm. My girlfriend had warned me about it, telling […]

January 19, 2017

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear Winter Sale 2nd Markdown – Up to 40% Off!!

We have just started our 2nd markdown for our Winter Sale, marking down prices of up to 40% off full retail, where certain oxfords are as low as £198 (ex VAT £165) and button boots as low as £275 (ex VAT £229.17). Now is your chance before it’s too late, to pick up many of the models that we intend to get rid of and that won’t be coming back. Also, as we understand that […]

January 9, 2017

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Taft Boots – Something Unique

Like a broken record, I will repeat that it is always refreshing to see shoes/designs that are ‘different.’ And Taft shoes/boots are anything but the ‘norm.’ They offer a fresh, modern twist not only on the derby boot but even on their shoes, incorporating a lot of woven leather. And not only do they make a twist with their signature contrasted cap, but also do a lot of natural (or lighter colored) sole edgings which […]