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Shop Visits Archive

June 22, 2020

J.FitzPatrick – NYC Shop Now Open!

After months of building out our shop, we are finally ready and able to open our doors to the public. It is a great feeling too as this is technically the first street-level shop the J.FitzPatrick brand has had since the brand’s launch back in 2013. We have gone through several concessions inside other tailor’s premises and two basement level showrooms but this is the first shop we can call our own and no less […]

December 4, 2014

Saint Crispins Factory Visit

It’s amazing how a brand can come onto the scene and explode within a matter of months, going from virtually being unknown (in the grand scheme of things) to becoming the talk of the industry. In a sense this happened to Saint Crispins a few years back. It’s not that they were “unknown” per se, but that the people that did know them were only a small fraction compared those that know them now. I […]

October 17, 2014

The Shoe Snob/J.FitzPatrick Goes To Hong Kong & Singapore

After a year and a half of the J.FitzPatrick brand being in existence, I have finally been fortunate enough to take myself and shoes to Hong Kong and Singapore for a few trunk shows. I am quite excited, not only to meet my supporters out there but also because I have never been to that side of the world and greatly look forward to experiencing new things. I know that many of you in that […]

October 14, 2014

A Trip to Vigevano to Meet Riccardo Bestetti

  Riccardo Bestetti and I have been virtual friends for a long time. He is probably one of the first bespoke shoemakers that I had contact with in reality (outside of Stefano and G&G). As I always liked his shoes and yearned for content, I asked him to email me when he had new stuff. But our emails were more than simply an exchange of photos for gratitude. Through our passion of footwear and writings […]