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October 19, 2017

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Design Inspiration

Creating something truly unique in the world of footwear is a difficult thing to do. The old saying goes, ‘everything under the sun, has been done,’ and truth be told it is not far from accurate. This at least applies to wearable shoes that still maintain a manner of elegance. Truly horrible concoctions are easy to create, but then who would wear them? I often get asked about where my design inspiration comes from and […]

December 4, 2015

J.FitzPatrick A/W2015 Stock Now In – Round 2!

Well, it has been an interesting season as half of my A/W15 stock was released back in September and the rest of it just came in. This was due to a massive delay from the American Tannery Horween, who is famous for their Cordovan and Chromexcel leathers. And naturally all of the shoes that were late came from the use of the Chromexcel leather, in dark brown, burgundy and black. To top it off, there […]

April 30, 2015

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The Updated Duck Boot

  A lot of my inspiration as a shoe designer comes from shoes that were not necessarily ever part of the dress shoe industry but that had a look that intrigued me. Considering that I am part of the “classic” side of the shoe world, I have always thought about how to ‘dress-up’ these long time rugged classics so that they could integrate into my world. First I did my ‘Snoqualmie’ Hiking Boot and since […]