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March 27, 2017

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Corthay Shop Visit S/S2017 – Motcombe St. London

I recently had my bi-annual trip to Corthay of London, on Motcombe st in Knightsbridge, to see what was happening for Spring/Summer 2017 and had some intersting findings. Not everything was to my personal liking but what was interesting about it (particularly all of the pony hair shoes/boots) was that it really shows that there is truly a market for everything, no matter how crazy it might be!! Apparently the pony haired boots have been […]

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 20, 2017

London Super Trunk Show – Brand Showcase #6 – Ramon Cuberta

Ramon Cuberta is another bespoke shoemaker also based in Barcelona, but was trained at home first by two Spanish independent shoemakers (pretty sure Norman Vilalta helped him along the way) and then by one who freelanced for John Lobb Ltd. He became know for offering full bespoke at relatively low prices(starts at £1750/€2 050), and during spring he’ll also launch a Made to Measure range of five models, three lasts, made as his bespoke shoes but will […]

March 15, 2017

London Super Trunk Show – Brand Showcase #5 – Norman Vilalta

  Mr. Norman Vilalta has an interesting history. He hails from Argentina originally with the background and profession of a lawyer. Growing tired of that life, he decided to follow his passion and moved to Florence, Italy to be trained in bespoke shomaking by the legendary Stefano Bemer. After several years with Stefano he felt he was then ready to take on his own workshop and start making shoes wth his own name in them. After years […]

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 3, 2017

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Importation Taxation Changes in the US

One year later for those that missed it…….. March, 2016 — For those of you that don’t live in the US nor sell to the US, this post might not interest you but for brands that sell non-luxury goods (i.e. below a certain price) and sell to the US and those of you in the US who love to buy international products, well I have good news for those that have not yet heard. http://tamebay.com/2016/03/increased-de-minimis-to-800-for-us-tax-duty-free-imports.html […]

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 […]