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September 4, 2020

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Understanding Shoe Colors Online, and Lighting

In photography, lighting is key. It is 70% of the battle in my opinion. If the lighting (or camera setting with that lighting) is not right it is very hard to then capture the true color of something, especially certain shades of leather. All different types of lighting will also give a different interpretation of something. In most cases there are these types of lighting: Daylight, Sunlight, White Light, Yellow Light, Low Lighting (think your […]

May 15, 2020

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My Friday Combo – 80 Degrees in NYC!

Today is the hottest day of the year (for NYC), getting up to 84 degrees Farenheit so I finally broke out a short sleeve shirt, a linen jacket, some bold socks and a pair loafers to celebrate! This whole lockdown in NYC has led to some pretty drab sartorial decisions, often plagued with sweat pants and hoodies so being that we finally have some beautiful weather and NYC is acting more ‘open’ than locked down […]

April 13, 2020

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Paul Parkman Launches Bit Loafers

Used to be that you only found Bit loafers from the top Italian designer brands, think Gucci, Ferragamo and Prada. But 2019 brought to you a whole wave of makers coming out with their own version of the classic Bit Loafer model. As the saying goes, style always reinvents itself and as of late, it has done so with this love/hate model. The reason I say love/hate model as I really think that when it […]

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 […]

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 […]

April 5, 2019

The Bit Loafer by J.FitzPatrick Footwear

  What we love to do at J.FitzPatrick Footwear is take classic shoe models and put our twist on them. So often have I loved the idea of something but didn’t like the execution of it. We have done this with Duck boots, Alpine boots, Button boots, and now we are doing it with the classic Horsebit loafer, popularized by Gucci in the 80’s. The Pike horsebit loafer is our version of the classic model that took the industry […]

August 14, 2018

The Bit Loafer – Making a Comeback

The bit loafer is making a comeback and so far, I am somewhat impressed with what I have seen, particularly by Carmina’s version of one. To be quite honest, I never liked the classic Gucci one as I found the last to be over round, the apron to be atrocious and the rugged sole unfit for a loafer. I never understood how it became so popular. It was the reason why I hated bit loafers. […]