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May 19, 2018

Suede with Patina by Altan Bottier

Altan Bottier is not the first to give suede a patina but I do particularly like their style of giving patina to a suede wholecut oxford. This kind of staining the trim of the shoe really gives it a unique look and makes them quite enticing for purchase. I particularly like the blue one, although that could be because blue is my favorite color. And it may sound silly but the lacing system that they choose […]

Altan Bottier – The Review

There are many makers you see online that are harder to find in person, many of them Japanese and some of them French. One of those makers for me was Altan Bottier who I had always known and been interested in but never had the pleasure of seeing their fine shoes in person. Luckily Instagram connects people and I feel that people are far more likely to interact on IG then they would on email. […]

November 15, 2016

Altan – Shoe Design Extraordinaire!

  I have a lot of time for shoe brands that are actually out there doing something different, and Altan Bottier is certainly one of them. It takes no skill to simply tell a factory to make a common cap toe oxford or your standard full brogue. They all have those common patterns stored in their computer. But it takes real skill to make something that no one else has ever done and it come […]

June 6, 2014

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A Weekend Send Off of Shoe Greatness

We are having the first proper day of Spring/Summer here in London today, the sun is gleaming and I could not be more distracted or uninspired to work. That being, I don’t have a lot to say today unfortunately as I cannot seem to keep focus on anything for very long! I will of course leave you with some lovely things to look at however, so do enjoy those. On another note, jfitzpatrickfootwear.com is sort […]