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Monthly Archive: March 2014

March 31, 2014

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A Sight to Make You Smile – Shoe Heaven

Dear Readers, I am yet again having a day where I am trying to do a million things at once, mainly crossing all the t’s and dotting all of the i’s to finishing my website. It is the mundane and tedious yet very important part of the process…That being, my time for the blog is left to about 5 minutes today. Sorry yet again for rushed content. Hopefully this sight of amazing shoes can make […]

March 27, 2014

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J.FitzPatrick Last Chart/Web Shop Sneak Peak

  Dear Readers, Here is a sneak peak to what I have been up to my eyeballs working on: my impending e-commerce site for J.FitzPatrick Footwear. This has kept me very very busy in the last few weeks and for those of you that have received tardy responses to emails, comments, questions etc. please do forgive me. However if all goes to plan, I will be launching it during the next week coming. I appreciate […]

March 26, 2014

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New Saint Crispin Brogues for Leatherfoot – In Bold Colors!

  This is probably the cleanest example that I have ever seen of a “proper” purple leather used in footwear and it’s quite commendable to be honest. I have always been intrigued by the idea of a proper purple being used on a pair of smart shoes but as it is hard to come by, I sort of just forgot about the idea of how cool it can look if done in an elegant way. Saint Cripsins […]

March 24, 2014

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New Aubercy Model

Dear Readers, Sorry it’s another one of those days that I am in such a rush that it’s even hard to find time to think. Just to get something up and feed your appetite for some shoe greatness, I thought that I would show you this new Aubercy monk with piping. A brilliant execution as always, it’s no wonder why they remain within the ranks of my all-time favorite makers. I will actually be going […]

March 21, 2014

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J.FitzPatrick Launch Event at Timothy Everest

Dear Readers, For those of that you that will be in or around London on the evening of April 10th, may I cordially invite you to attend the launch party that Timothy Everest and I will be hosting at the Elder st. location to announce not only our collaboration but our S/S2014 collections. Simply RSVP at the email provided on the eVite and I will look forward to seeing you all there! Sincerely, Justin, “The […]

March 20, 2014

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Multiple Colors in One Shoe

As much as I understand the practicality of a monotone shoe, I just can’t help but feel attracted to two tone shoes. This one being no exception. While I usually like to be a bit bold and mix contrasting colors (in my own shoes), these days I find myself being quite attracted to the idea of mixing complementing colors that are similar in shade. While they are still a bit different and easily recognizable (to […]

March 19, 2014

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Foster & Son’s New Antiquing Option

One of Foster & Son’s claim to fame apart from the legendary last maker, Mr. Terry Moore, was their amazing archival collection of bespoke samples. And what was so cool about these old samples was the fact that many of them had sat in a shop window for so long that the leather became naturally bleached from all of the years of exposure to the sun. It was such a beautifully muddled look that it […]

March 14, 2014

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Grained Leather Loafers by Septieme Largeur

Good ‘ol grained leather. I knew that it was about to start showing itself more and more and it looks as if Septieme Larguer is ahead of the game as per usual. It is quite impressive how many models they manage to churn out each year, always leaving the rest of us in their dust on the innovative side of things. I too wanted to do a grained loafer, but will now probably wait until […]

March 13, 2014

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Yanko Shoes – Yet Another Spanish Shoemaker

While I don’t know the exact history of the Yanko origin, from what I have quickly gathered on the world wide web is that they are yet another spin off of the once great Albaladejo family. For those that may not be in the know the Albaladejo family is one of the oldest and most famous shoemakers coming out of Spain, specifically Palma de Mallorca. Once having their own branded shoes, they apparently broke up […]

March 12, 2014

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Hiro Yanagimachi Summer Samples

I am at a loss for words today so can’t really think of anything clever to say. All that I can say is that these spectator/co-respondents by Hiro Yanagimachi are simply sublime. And even though I am not the biggest fan of ghillies, I would rock those ones too! But anyway, the two tones are brilliant and I hope to soon start seeing more canvas being used as it is a great fabric; hard to […]