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Brogue Boots Archive

October 24, 2018

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Gladiator Boots by Taft

I have never seen a pair in person but I am quite fond of what American Boot company, Taft, have been coming out with design-wise. Most things are quite unique. I won’t lie and say that I like it all as there are some not so amazing things in the collection and we all know that I hate the word ‘handmade’ on a shoe site (that are clearly made in a factory) but I at […]

September 6, 2018

New GMTO’s by J.FitzPatrick Footwear

  We are happy to launch our second round of GMTOs for 2018 with some really interesting and exciting new models / colorways. Trying to always push the boundaries of classic footwear sprinkled with a bit of modern touch we hope that you enjoy our new selection. We have added some brand new things to this round of GMTOs including our new ‘Tanker Shoe’ the Silverdale on our new SES last. We have also gone bold with […]

August 17, 2018

Hiro Yanagimachi Ghillie Boots

Hiro Yanagimachi never ceases to impress with his array of ghillie designs, most recently having come up with a ghillie brogued boot unlike ever seen before! It’s a gorgeous pattern and you can bet when wearing these people are going to give you the positive vibes as this is truly a one of a kind beauty. My only critique is the last choice. This might be my personal preference but on a boot, I tend […]

December 7, 2016

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Vintage Balmoral Boots for Nikola Tesla

When you think you have seen something new, chances are it was already done back in the Victorian era. Most things that appear new are really only adaptations in the execution of the design. What I mean by that is, for example how the pattern is made. Take these boots that were made for Nikola Tesla and see how close the brogueing was to the eyelets, how high the boots went up, not to mention […]

November 11, 2016

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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SHOES PART 6: 51-60

  ***Pics in post have nothing to do with the post itself, except the last picture which is in reference to rule 50.**** 51. One rule in this long list stated that shoe fit is subjective. While this is true on a personal level, the way a shoe should really fit is by hugging your foot, like a glove does to your hand. The reason why is due to arch placement (which translates how much […]

March 14, 2016

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Do It Yourself Shoe Dyeing

A reader recently sent me a picture of his collection of Ed Et Al boots that he had patina’d all by himself and I must say that he did a fantastic job. And while I wont say that mastering the art of patina is an easy thing I do believe that anyone that puts their mind to it, through trial and error, can at least get to a level where they could dye their own […]

February 2, 2016

First Round of Dandy Shoe Care x J.FitzPatrick “David” Boot

I have just received word from Alexander of Dandy Shoe Care that the first round of patinas are finished on our collaborative David boot model, which was a new boot for the J.FitzPatrick collection. He was kind enough to take pictures (as he is very good at doing) and shared them with me. As you can see the first round of patinas were quite bold ones but showed some great artistic capabilities by Alexander. And […]

January 19, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick Winter Sale 2nd Markdown – 50% Off & More!!

We have just reached the two week mark since starting our Winter Sale and with that are further reducing our discount in the hopes to flush out the rest of our stock and thus make room for our heavy order of S/S2016 stock. That being we have made a 2nd markdown on all shoes, now going to 50% off and our boots to around 40%-45% off full retail price. Not only have we reduced price […]

December 28, 2015

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The Jean Boot of Jean Boots

I am not a crazy fan of Alden shoes like the cult following that they have but I do really like this boot as it is one of the best derby, brogue boots on the market. I feel that the whole point of this type of boot is to wear with denim and this one just ticks all of the boxes, for me, for passing perfection with flying colors. And it’s no wonder that every time […]

December 10, 2015

Dandy Shoe Care x J.FitzPatrick Boot Edition — Now Live!

On our 3rd collaboration with Dandy Shoe Care, we decided to switch it up a bit and offer a boot as opposed to the typical shoe that we have been previously offering. And not only did we do a boot, but we also did a new model entirely, called David. The David boot stems from a play on our Wedgwood model and was created by a customer that wanted to change a few details to […]