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Butterfly Loafers Archive

January 14, 2019

Edhen Milano – New Brand Doing Things Differently

  There is new-ish, young Italian brand doing some very bold and interesting things. And their name is Edhen Milano. What first caught my eye was their take on the double monk loafer, as popularized by Santoni some years back. Then what got me really looking was their take on the Butterfly loafer, as seen above. I liked the pairing between suede and leather and even more so the burnishing on the brogueing bits which I […]

July 10, 2018

Bright Socks – Best for Hot Days

When you live in a cold and/or grey place it is not so desirable to do two things that are frequently done in warmer climates: 1. Wear bright socks and 2. Go sockless. Having lived in NYC for a year now I have started to do more of both. It is just so hot here and wearing dark colors just makes you feel hotter. And some days wear anything (on your feet) is just a […]

February 25, 2018

J.FitzPatrick Footwear New GMTOs 2018

My company J.FitzPatrick Footwear has recently launched their latest set of GMTOs and are doing things a little bit different this offering. A lot of what you see here are models that have never even existed in our RTW collection, such as the two new ghillie offerings as well as the Bothell loafer and the Puyallup button boot and lastly the Sunnyside adelaide, thus making a much more attractive offering. These models all exist in […]

October 4, 2017

J.FitzPatrick x The Shoe Snob Hit The West Coast for Trunk Show!

Of all of the places that my business has taken me, I have never had the pleasure to make it to the West Coast of the US. And time again for those of you in California that have asked me to come and I have been full of excuses (as I never really had the opportunity nor venue to come to). But after all of this time (4.5 years to be precise), I have finally […]

August 25, 2017

J.FitzPatrick MTO Promotion – 50% Off MTO Fee

After having had a successful launch to our MTO program, and giving a good year of make-ups, we at J.FitzPatrick Footwear felt that it was finally time to offer a deal on our MTO program by knocking off 50% of the MTO fee from now until the end of Sept. Our MTO program is very flexible and there are many things that you can do within in, short of copying other models and/or creating a […]

August 11, 2017

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear – Final Markdown of 50% off Selected Models

https://www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com/collections/all We are discounting our final pairs of seasonal shoes down to 50% off of the retail price. With a whole lot of boots coming for A/W and space growing tighter and tighter as the brand grows we must ensure getting rid of everything. For those of you that have been admiring the brand but couldn’t quite justify the full priced investment now is the time to take advantage of this amazing offer of great […]

July 28, 2017

J.FitzPatrick Summer Sale – 2nd Markdown Now Live!!

Today marks the start of our 2nd markdown for the J.FitzPatrick 2017 Summer Sale, of which I am sure many of you were waiting for. Unlike most years where we go down 30% off, this year we have decided to take it down to 35% off in the hopes to give you that little bit extra with the 5%. And this little bit extra has pushed many models below the £200 mark for those of […]

April 7, 2017

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J.FitzPatrick S/S’17 Last Round of New Models

We have finally received the rest of our new models for S/S’17 and these are the ones that really give the feeling of Spring in the Air! The Roosevelt – This is our new two tone model (with new medallion introduced), partially replacing our previous two tone Wallingford as well as the Rainier that we always offered in a two tone combination. With the sweeping back facing that extends to the heel we felt it […]

March 10, 2017

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J.FitzPatrick PreSale Round 2 – The Hawthorne Butterfly Loafer

Round 2 of the J.FitzPatrick PreSale is kicking off and this time it’s with the illustrious Butterfly loafer that has been a very underrepresented yet iconic model in the shoe industry. Putting a slightly twist on the original version with a hand sewn apron (as opposed to the brogued version), J.FitzPatrick Footwear thought to give this model a chance in the industry by offering it in 6 colorways that can appeal to everyone. The Hawthorne […]

September 21, 2016

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The Business of Private Labeling

Re-posted from February 2014. There was recently a discussion on Facebook where one ‘in-the-menswear-industry’ individual quotes, “Interesting how all shoes produced in Spain look exactly alike with different private label brands. BOOOOOO it’s starting to bore me.” Naturally I was asked by someone else to make a comment, I am sure one reason just being that I am the author of this blog and thus people wanting my 2 cents and quite possibly the other […]