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January 22, 2021

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Patina Your Chukka Boots

I think that most people wear suede chukka boots, as opposed to calfskin ones. I have 6 pairs myself and they all in suede but one, the green pair, shown below. I had never thought about getting a chukka boot in calfskin, until recently. Since teaming up with Greg Park aka Hancore and offering a patina service in my NYC shop, not only to my customers at J.FitzPatrick Footwear but in general to all people […]

January 20, 2021

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The Art of Patina

 A brief look into the art form that has taken the shoe industry by storm. An NYC collaboration between the shoe brand J.FitzPatrick Footwear, and world-renowned patina artist Greg Park aka Hancore. Learn more about their collaboration at the link below and how to get your leather goods given a beautiful patina by the master, Hancore. https://www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com/… ***Video brought to you by Mitchell Vito Helson – https://mitchellvito.com/

January 7, 2021

Meermin Makeover by Hancore Patina

With great cobblers and amazing patina artists, no shoes are lost. These pictures are proof of that. With an error created on a pair of Meermin wholecuts, which resulted in a hole in the leather and stripping of the museum calf, most people might have had their heart sink to their stomach. But with the help of Greg Park, aka Hancore, who resides in NYC sharing a shop with my brand, the shoes were just […]

October 5, 2020

Hancore x J.FitzPatrick – Patina Project 2020

Welcome to the Patina Project 2020. A collaboration between Greg Park, aka Hancore, a patina artist hailing out of NYC, and J.FitzPatrick Footwear, a footwear brand originated in London now hailing out of NYC as well. You can read more about this permanent collaboration here: https://www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com/pages/patina-service They have recently teamed up to create a more RTW style patina project offering, with 4 models available and several color options to choose from. The Stock is in […]

December 13, 2019

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Hancore – Your NYC Patina Artist

There are plenty of people in the US that want patina shoes. I am sure that Dandy Shoe Care’s largest client base is the USA. Yet there not have been so many patina artists stepping to plate and really becoming the US version of Dandy Shoe Care. And maybe because it is hard to beat DSC’s skills as one of the masters of the industry so people are willing to spend a ton of money […]