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August 17, 2015

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Christian Kimber – The New Collection

I always love watching the progression of someone who has a goal in mind and is trying to achieve that goal. Most probably like how many of you have watched me go from shoe shine boy to shoe company owner and blogger. And Christian Kimber is one of those people that I have enjoyed watching progress, not only for turning into a footwear designer but also for his role as a major player in the […]

May 19, 2014

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How To Become A Shoe Designer Part 5: Creating Your Brand/Business Model

It’s been awhile since I have kept up with my “How to become a shoe designer” series. This is mainly due to the fact that as I was writing it previously I had come to the point in which I could not go anymore as I had not lived/accomplished the next stages of the process. But alas, 2 years later, I have and am back to write a few most posts on the subject. Part […]

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 […]

October 17, 2012

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear Update

Ladies & Gentleman, The time is almost near for the long anticipated launch of my footwear collection, J.FitzPatrick. Here you can see about two thirds of my collection and get a true idea of how it is going to look. While these are nearly all 100% done, there will still be a few minor detail changes to one or two patterns. It has been officially confirmed that I will be launching my range at Gieves […]

August 28, 2012

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How To Become A Shoe Designer

(this will be ongoing until the end of it says “finished”) Part 1: I remember when I decided that I wanted to become a shoe designer and have a shoe brand that either had my name or a name that I created associated with it. I remember thinking, ‘how the heck am I going to get there?’  All I had known prior to that, was learning how to start a company while at University (as part […]

April 11, 2011

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Mr. Hare Interview

For my April interview, I have Mr. Hare. For those that may not know of him, he is a shoe designer out of London, England who several years back, saw a shoe that he liked but that he knew he could not find and from that point on decided that there was a gap in the market that needed to be filled. And within one year’s time, he did just that. And for only being […]