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Yearly Archive: 2019

November 12, 2019

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Indonesian Americana – Txture

Indonesia is making a lot of noise in the shoemaking scene as of late. There are so many brands, in fact, that it is hard to keep up with all of them. One that I recently discovered, thanks to Instagram, is Txture. They appear to specialize in an Americana style of shoemaking, and look, but with a touch of added flair through their use of bi-coloring, honey-colored lightweight platform soles, white stitching, and fringes. I […]

November 11, 2019

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The Loafer Sale – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

  We all know that Black Friday is around the corner and this is 5 of the busiest days of the year. As a small company, we become inundated with shoes to ship out so thought that this year we would do this in stages to make the workload lighter for us overall and more efficient for all of you that order. We have around 400 pairs coming in the next week so we want to also make […]

November 8, 2019

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Ramon Cuberta – Handwelted MTO Line

Bespoke Spanish shoemaker, Ramon Cuberta, has recently launched a new range for this Autumn/Winter season. It’s a range that blends his bepsoke with RTW service by offering a Handwelted MTO shoe. He told me that his passion lies in the handmaking side of things so he wants to slowly move away from factory-made RTW and go more into offering Handwelted MTO shoes where he can blend the best of the two worlds. The new line […]

November 7, 2019

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Video Unboxing Series – Altan Bottier

 Here is the first of my video Unboxing Series, featuring Altan Bottier of Paris. I hope that you all enjoy it. Stay tuned for the write up on these boots later Sincerely, -Justin FitzPatrick www.altan-bottier.com

November 5, 2019

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Tricker’s Sample Sale

  Historical English Shoemaker, Tricker’s, known for making the most robust Country style shoes/boots in England is having a Sample Sale this coming weekend for those of you lucky enough to be around the greater London area. And well for those of you that are not, there are people offering proxies sales at the following two links Reddit Style Forum Prices should be at around £100. Which is a crazy insane deal to be had! […]

November 4, 2019

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Herring Shoes – The Boot Collection

Herring Shoes is an impressive company. They are a very smart retailer that has managed to grow into one of the shoe industry’s largest contenders having a stockholding and offering that is simply mindblowing. They are based out of the UK, have price points from the low $100’s up to around $500-$600 and ship to most places on Earth. They have managed to build a pristine reputation for outstanding customer service and are among the […]

November 1, 2019

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Crockett & Jones NYC – Part 1: East 55th St.

(Picture heavy post) It’s been more than two years that I have been in NYC now and I finally just had the chance to visit the Crockett & Jones shop on East 55th st, where I was able to meet the team and take some photographs. Having spent 7 years in London, I was well acquainted with all of their Central London shops, as not only did I walk by them nearly on a daily […]

October 30, 2019

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Altan Bottier – Reaching New Heights of Design

I have really been impressed with French shoemaker Altan as of late, but that admiration came to a whole new level when I saw their latest creation, the Kubilaï Winter Boot with St. Moritz sole. They showed me that not only can they master patina but now that they have also masteres design with this new, incredibly unique and original Winter Boot. This is one of the coolest boots I have seen in a while. […]

October 29, 2019

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Price Drop + More Pairs Added – My Personal Shoes for Sale

I have added to The Marketplace my last bit of shoes in my personal collection that I have for sale. I have also given a price drop to the existing ones there. All of these shoes come with some sort of shoe tree and most of them with toe taps. These will go quickly so do not hesitate to grab one or more! Sizes: UK6.5/UK7 — US7.5 / US8 Prices: Between $150-$200 Happy Shopping Justin […]

October 28, 2019

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Fur Lined boots by Meermin

I never understood how important fur lined boots were until I moved to NYC and nearly froze my feet off. Living in mild climates one doesn’t understand just how cold it can get and what that does to our body. If the feet are cold the rest of the body cannot be comfortable and I realized this real quick during my first winter in NYC. Prior to this I was never a fan of a […]