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June 23, 2017

Last Days of PreSale — J.FitzPatrick’s New Wholecut Chelsea Boot and New Colors of Jodhpur!

We are fast approaching the end of our Pre-Sale on our new Alki Chelsea Boot and new colors in our Genesee Jodhpur Boot. Last 3 days – so don’t miss out! As with most Pre-Sales we strive to give something extra and this time we are offering 20% OFF! Although it’s currently Summer and the last thing you probably need is a Boot, remember that these Boots will take up to 4 months to be made which will […]

November 3, 2014

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Bespoke Gaziano & Girling Boots – FINISHED!

After much anticipation I have final received my bespoke boots by Gaziano & Girling! (to see the start of this process see HERE and HERE). It’s been a long process and it’s nice to have finally seen the end result and my design realized. From the drawing below, you can see a few changes (such as the extended saddle/facing piece) as well as the shortening of the cap. But these were all things that I […]

August 5, 2014

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The Japanese Strike Again! (With great shoemaking and clever ideas)

This is probably the most attractive leather that I have ever seen. That blue color is simply amazing and the leather looks of such fine quality. And that is what you get when you are dealing with a great quality Cordovan. The workmanship that has gone into this boot speaks at you from every angle, and it’s not even to mention the cool idea of this color/leather on this pattern of shoe. With a boot […]

April 28, 2014

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Bespoke G&G’s – Nearly There!

  My bespoke Gaziano & Girling boots are finally starting to take form, after all this time. I think part of the reason that they have taken so long, not to mention how busy G&G have been with a new factory and a new flagship shop in London which is now open, is due to the fact that I had created a design from scratch. This was a design that I had originally intended for […]

March 11, 2014

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Saint Crispins Blue Monkstrap Boot

I am such a sucker for leather being mixed with suede. It really just creates such a beautiful contrast in the footwear region and when it goes from the trouser material touching the suede to the suede touching the leather, it is simply creates the perfect harmonious match. Even better when one of the colors is blue. And double brownie points when both colors are blue! So needless to say, when a blog reader sent […]

December 12, 2013

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More Blue Boots – By Meermin

Blue is going to be the new black, mark my words. Obviously it is not going to replace black in the business setting but I think that we are going to be seeing a lot more of it. I was talking about this to a gentleman the other day about my blue suede oxfords and it was refreshing to meet someone else who actually shared my affinity with the color blue and the thought that […]

November 15, 2013

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Navy Grain Boot by Crockett & Jones

  So I have finally managed to find a few seconds of spare time on my North American Tour and thought that I would share with you a great looking winter boot that Crockett & Jones just recently released fot their A/W2013 collection. What really intrigued me was the fact that it was a navy grain, something that you really dont see too often. Being the sucker that I am for the color blue, you […]

July 5, 2013

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Two Toned Darby Boot by Carreducker

I always love seeing a color combination that I would have never thought to do. I especially love it when I like it. And even more so, when I thought about it without seeing it and said to myself, “bleh,” but then ended up being wrong. That was the case here. When I first heard that Carreducker were going to do this boot in blue leather with the tan side panel pieces, I first thought, […]

April 12, 2013

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Words Can’t Describe….

I have always been envious of this boot by Septieme Largeur. First because they are simply and utterly amazing and secondly because I did not think of them myself!! Nevertheless, I always admire seeing what kind of color combinations that they come up with, and it’s even better when it’s done in a patina form as the options are then not only a bit more wild but also unique and thus intriguing. Seeing as how […]

January 3, 2013

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A Beautiful Spat Boot by Stamp

One thing that really excites me is discovering that two colors that I would have never thought of pairing actually go really well together, as is displayed here with this dark green suede and navy baby calf. Absolutely stunning to say the least, not only the color coordination but the contrast sole, the last shape (that amazing chisel toe) and the elegant balmoral line that is nothing shy of perfect. This was a pair that […]