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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 […]

August 14, 2014

Ducal – A Florentine Delight!

It’s amazing what brands are in Italy that are still quite small and unknown. One of those brands is a Florentine one called Ducal, which I happened to stumble upon while at Pitti Uomo. I am quite glad that I did too, because I was so immensely impressed by not only the quality but also the design. Things that I saw there were simply amazing, particularly this braided double monk above. And for the record, […]

September 25, 2012

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Ed Et Al – Singaporean Shoemakers On The Rise

For a long time now, I have been hearing this name Ed Et Al, whether by chance or by blog readers writing me up to check them out. I figured that since I had more than one reader do so (which shows loyalty, and can only mean good things), I had better look them up and find out more. Now, in doing so, I discovered that they make a nice shoe for a very low […]

December 21, 2011

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Happy Holidays!

Dear All, As we wind down another year, I just want to thank all of you that have been loyal readers, commentators and advocates of the blog and my aspirations. Without all of you, it would be hard to continue writing. Alas, I am finally off to have some much needed ‘away’ time in the beautiful country of Italy. And while I can’t wait to go stuff myself with pasta and wine, I regretfully admit […]

May 6, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Mark Guyot

I must admit, before coming to England, I had never even heard of the butterfly loafer. I am not familiar with any American makers that produce one (unless Allen Edmonds has recently caught on) nor did I have a run-in during my short but sweet time in Italy. But now that I am here, in the heart of Mayfair, where there are all of the arcade’s that host space to the likes of New & […]