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November 17, 2017

J.FitzPatrick Footwear – New Button Boots Now In Stock!

Everything has been running a bit late this season for us but we have finally received our new button boots and have them officially launched now at www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com We have added 4 new colorways, one being on the Westlake model in Dark Brown Museum Calf/Tobacco Suede, sticking to the same pattern and 3 of them with an added brogued cap toe, called the Carkeek. We have decided to put one model of the Carkeek on the […]

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 […]

December 13, 2016

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Foster & Son: An Ode To Archaic Bespoke Shoes

I am a firm believer in the thought that technology, albeit amazing, has made society as a whole, a lot lazier. We don’t have to work nearly as hard (or at all in the case of some production) to create the same things that our forefathers did. And in many industries, this change in quality of production is very obvious. Let’s take the shoe industry for example. In my opinion, the quality of production has […]

November 25, 2016

Black Friday Sales Have Begun — 20% Off at J.FitzPatrick Footwear & The Shoe Snob

We are excited to again be participating in Black Friday! We are offering 20% OFF including our CORE models. We have some great deals on our Shoe Snob accessories also just in time for the festive period. You can also have them Gift Wrapped in our Signature Shoe Snob packaging! If history repeats itself, stock will go quick so why wait to snap up your next or first pair of J.FitzPatrick Shoes. A lovely weekend […]

October 5, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick A/W Stock Round One Now In + Updates

We have just received the first round of about half of our A/W ’16 collection that is all coming within the month of October. First and foremost, we received the stock of our 5 new colorways in the Westlake button boot. You will notice however that certain sizes are already missing. That is due to the fact that we pre-sold this boot about a month ago and certain things went quick so we had to […]

September 5, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick A/W16 Westlake (Button Boot) Pre-Sale Now Live

After the huge success of our first line up of button boots, last A/W15, we knew that we had to follow up with another strong collection and add yet another option by releasing 5 new colors (as opposed to the original 4 of which two we replaced). Last season the black calf option was our weakest seller so this year I wanted to really make it special and unique. I did this by simply adding […]

September 2, 2016

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A Trip To Aubercy – Part 1 – Ready To Wear/MTO

***Post Originally written in 2012, re-posted for inspiration and for those of you that have yet to see it or experience Aubercy shoes**** For some time now, I have been very curious to know more about Aubercy shoes, to touch them, feel their leather, try them on and understand what makes them great. Just recently I had been in contact with the CEO, Xavier Aubercy, and had told him that the next time that I […]

August 29, 2016

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The Shoe Snob/J.FitzPatrick Updates for A/W

Dear Readers, Lots has been going on with the TSS/JF team as of late from Summer Sales, to new collections coming in, to dropping old ones, to price changes from Brexit (i.e. GBP drop) as well as my factory raising the prices per model this year and many more. So I wanted to list them all out for you in order to be prepared for it all. Summer Sale Ends Today: Today is the last […]

February 12, 2016

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Kanpekina Button Boots

I always look forward to seeing what Japanese brand, Kanpekina, is up to at each Pitti event. This year I saw heavy tweeds as usual but with grained leather bottoms, which is not so common but very intriguing. And as you can see, apparently polka dots in pony hair is the next big thing in Japan. I am not too crazy about it myself but I am sure that there is a customer for it. […]

February 1, 2016

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Bettanin & Venturi Hand Welted Button Boots

I will admit that prior to visiting Pitti this year, I was not too crazy about Italian brand, Bettanin & Venturi. The reason being is that what they are originally know for, i.e. triple welt norvegese soles with twisted roped laces with tassels at the end, was for me a bit over the top. Especially the ones with square toed lasts. However, in recent years it would appear that the brand has taken a new […]