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June 29, 2017

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Using Lies to Sell Shoes

In England, it is a common thing to have a section of commercial advertisements in the back of the style magazines so that brands of all kind can show off a featured product, list its price, how to buy it and a brief description. I always check it out because every now and then you can find some interesting shoes there, sometimes by brands that I have never heard of either. The thing that I […]

February 29, 2016

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The New Leatherfoot Emporium

It would appear that Leatherfoot has been busy in the last few years, building the greatest thing to come out of Toronto since, well….I don’t know really? But anyway, the new emporium that they are creating looks like quite the destination shop for those of you a bit more sartorial minded and with a taste for the finer things in life. Set in what looks like to be a pre-1900 building, is their new lovely […]

January 4, 2016

Aubercy Bespoke Back On The Rise!

I have always loved Aubercy shoes, not only for the immaculate footwear they sell but for what the brand (and mainly the people behind the brand) stands for. And what they stand for is passion and excellence above all, i.e. doing things from the heart and not for the money. That is why you can’t really buy Aubercy shoes outside of Paris (save for a rare selection of a few shops), as they would rather […]

March 11, 2015

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Spring Is Almost Here – Loafers Are Coming Out

I don’t know about the rest of the world, but the sun is finally starting to come out here in London. Don’t get me wrong it is still quite chilly, but at least it’s not pissing down with rain and wind, ugly and all. That being, you start to see people getting a little bit more bold in their attire, breaking out the loafers and for the really brave, their short and t-shirts. I saw […]

September 2, 2014

Things To Know About Shoes Part 4: Fit/Function vs Style

1. Most shoe styles (i.e. wholecut vs. full brogue vs. derby etc) will fit different, even if made on the same exact last. 2. The shoemaking process can affect fit. One pair of shoes can fit differently than another in the same exact model and size. For example, how long the shoe was left on the last will affect how “hugging” (aka tight) the shoe will be. Also how well it was lasted. 3. The […]

April 25, 2014

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear Trunk Show at Skoaktiebolaget May 9th/10th

  X Dear Readers, In two weeks from now I will find myself in the wonderful country of Sweden, partaking in a trunk show for J.FitzPatrick Footwear at the great shop of Skoaktiebolaget in the Humlegardsgatan district of Stockholm. For all those native to that area (or even if you are not but live nearby) it would be a pleasure to meet you in person and present to you the shoes that I have worked hard […]

April 16, 2014

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Spring Time is Here – Get Your Good Shoes out!

The sun is out and I could not be happier. It was a long, cold, dark winter here in London and some consistent sun has been much needed. Although I am not entirely sure that consistency is guaranteed here in Sunny ‘Ol. That being, it’s time to break out your light shoes as well as your good ones that you were worried about getting wet. Just today I went a bit flash and broke out […]

April 4, 2014

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J.FitzPatrickfootwear.com Is Now Live!!

Dear Readers, The day has finally come and I am so anxious that it’s hard for me to even write. For those of you whom have created your own website and did most of the content yourself, you will know what I am talking about. That being, the e-commerce site for my shoe line, J.FitzPatrick Footwear, is now officially live. It has been a long time coming and it feels weird to even think that […]

February 12, 2014

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A Fine Pair of Shoes’ New Range

Shoe and accessory retailer, A Fine Pair of Shoes, has entered into the shoe designing world, having recently made a few exclusive shoe designs under their own moniker. Being a heavy retailer of Alfred Sargent footwear, one can only imagine that the shoes are made by AS. A tidy collection of 4 models, I particularly like the fact that two of the four are blue and none of them, as one can see, are black […]

August 29, 2013

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JM Weston’s New Black Tie Collection

In the hopes to maintain a balance between a beautiful suit and immaculate shoes when attending formal events, JM Weston has created their very own Black Tie Collection. Introducing 5 new models (some more formal than others IMHO), they have created what they feel is the perfect offering to accompany the immortal dinner suit. I quite like the fact that they are not all patent, as I do truly feel that this idea of having […]