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August 12, 2019

J.FitzPatrick Footwear Summer Sale – Now Live!

  After waiting many months, we have finally received our stock (most of it that is) and have officially launched our Summer Sale. There are several facets to the Summer Sale so please read carefully below so that you understand it all. As we continue to restructure J.FitzPatrick Footwear, we have felt it logistically easier for us to simply run the sale on one site, the US website. For those of you in Europe, please take note […]

August 7, 2019

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Berluti Does It Again – Ruins Dress Shoes

It pains me to write these types of posts against Berluti as in reality they use to inspire me and have made some of the most beautiful shoes that I have ever seen. But again, maybe that extreme contrast between beauty and ugliness in their shoe production is what keeps me writing these posts, in the hopes that they will stop making these atrocities that can barely pass as shoes. I just don’t understand what […]

July 30, 2019

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Amblier – New Welted Shoe Brand out of Sweden

There is another new shoe brand on the scene, offering welted shoes out of Spain with rubber soles and lasted shoe trees. All packaged nicely together at around $360-$385. That comes with free worldwide shipping. And their name is Amblier. Amblier is the house brand from the online shoe retail, The Sabot. And the Sabot was created by two gentlemen, one silent partner and one very recognizable @Erikged from Instagram. They came on the scene […]

July 26, 2019

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The All White Calf Olympia Sneaker

Ever since being a young adolescent, I have loved an all-white sneaker. For me, they go with everything. And that ‘everything’ literally means everything. I probably wouldn’t wear it with a light wool double-breasted suit. But a single button one, I would for sure. Now I know that some people might roll in their grave reading that, but that’s just me. All jokes aside, when it comes to Summer wear or even something a bit […]

July 8, 2019

New GMTO / Crowdfund Offerings by J.FitzPatrick Footwear

  I have decided to offer something new as a regular feature at J.FitzPatrick Footwear. And that is a different monthly offering of GMTO / Crowdfund models. As we have made so many samples and MTO’s over the years that will most likely never go into production, adding this feature allows us to offer you all the chance at grabbing something unique at a RTW price. The only kicker is that 5 other people need to […]

Going Green with Aubercy

Parisian shoemaker, Aubercy, makes a very awesome shade of green leather. One that they in fact, use a ton and that I love to see. It’s a very deep, dark Emerald like green that is more vivid than most green shades out there. You don’t often find so many box calf skins in green (pre-dyed in the tannery) so what you tend to find is it being dyed after the fact on a crust leather. […]

June 21, 2019

Last Weekend of GMTO – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

Dear Supporters, It is the last weekend to grab one of our GMTO offerings so if you have been interested in one of these models, now is your time to grab one! Our Meadowbrook braided boot has completed the minimum order and is ready for purchase at the regular price of $495 / £430 (ex vat £358.33) Our Spokane quilted oxford in Black Calf just needs one more purchase to meet the minimum requirement, so […]

June 20, 2019

The Best Rain Weather Shoe – Brown Suede with Rubber Sole

It is a myth that suede is not good for rain. This statement is only true when your suede is not of good quality. So clearly the person that created this worldwide myth was wearing poor quality shoes because the reality of it is that suede is THE BEST option to wear on rainy days. Allow me to explain why: Good suede doesn’t leave an indication that has it rained. I.e. it doesn’t leave water […]

June 17, 2019

Fit for a Prince! – Vass Alligator Monks with Patina

Patina is growing and growing quick and everywhere. And that is great! Regular people with day jobs are teaching themselves and therefore reviving their old shoes to look better. And more and more experts are popping out of the woodworks. One that has been on the scene for a while now but quickly making a grand name for himself is PJ Upadhyaya, who works Jaunty Flaneur of London. Here PJ teamed up with Ascot shoes […]

June 7, 2019

J.FitzPatrick Footwear – New GMTO’s Now Available

Shop Now → Welcome to our new GMTO offering We are excited about this GMTO run as it represents products unlike any other that we have offered in the past and are excited to see how you all react to these new ideas and models. If you are not familiar with GMTO it is imperative that you read everything that follows to ensure you are up to speed with the process of ordering. GMTO means […]