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February 17, 2021

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Winter Boots & Smart Jackets by Yeossal

In Winter, keeping smart can be a tricky thing when your city crashes down with snowfall and super-cold weather, and all you want to do is bundle up with thick socks and thermal-style gear. And I know better than anyone as I get cold easily and hate my hands and feet to feel like they are freezing. But even so, there is always an option to keep it smart and elegant in your attire while […]

February 5, 2021

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Last Weekend of J.FitzPatrick Winter Sale

  We warned you! Our Winter Sale is wrapping up, and when it goes that’s it, so don’t miss your chance to save big. Snap up these models at a discount this weekend, or risk missing out on them forever (some won’t be coming back)! Check below for a quick preview of what’s on sale (very small preview of all that is discounted), or visit our site to see the full lineup: Up to 40% off […]

January 25, 2021

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J.FitzPatrick Winter Sale – 2nd Markdowns Up to 40% Off

  At my shoe brand, J.FitzPatrick Footwear, we are marking the halfway point of the sale and with that, the 2nd Markdowns have come into effect. Now is the time to grab these prices while you can as they will not get better than this.   The J.FitzPatrick Line 1. Core Models – Discounted at 20% off  (returnable/exchangeable) 2. Seasonal Stock – Discounted at 40% off  (returnable/exchangeable) 3. Clearance Models – 50% off  (non-returnable/non-exchangeable) The JF Line 1. Core […]

November 16, 2020

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The City Hiker: Inspiration and How to Style

The Snoqualmie boot, by my brand J.FitzPatrick Footwear, has two inspirations behind it. One from the Ski Boot/Alpine boot that was introduced to the menswear realm many years ago, but in a more robust, heavy manner (think the Avoriaz by Paraboot). It came on the scene as one step down from the real Alpine hiking boot, to be something that you could wear in a smart-casual way. I always liked the idea of this but […]

November 6, 2020

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My Daily Wears – Nov 6th

As we have fully immersed into Autumn, my boots have been at the forefront of my wardrobe selection. Ironically, today it up into the high 60’s, which is very strange for Weather in November in NYC. Stramge or not I took full advantage of it to have one last hoorah with light-colored trousers/suede loafers before they hit the closet not to be seen until March-ish. As you can see, jeans-wear is a big part of […]

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 […]

January 24, 2020

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Mixing Dress Styles

Having been born in Seattle, Washington (USA), living in Florence, Italy and then 7 years in London, UK and traveling throughout Europe and SE Asia, I was fortunate enough to see and live through a lot of different dress styles. Often times, a sense or style of dress can be tied to a demographic, particularly of location. So when getting bounced around a lot you tend to pick up a few different styles of dress. […]

January 17, 2020

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J.FitzPatrick Winter Sale – 2nd Markdown

Our Winter Sale continues with a 2nd Markdown on selected products As usual, our sale is split into categories, so please see below the differences. Each discount applies to certain models: 1. 40% discount — This is for the leftover stock of the Discontinued models we are getting rid of, at a 40% discount. They are all of the Issaquah models, the Laurelhurst in navy braided suede, the Rainier and the clearance models. The sold-out […]

January 3, 2020

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J FitzPatrick Winter Sale Now Live

Our Winter Sale is now live and ready for all of you to take advantage of some great prices on some great shoes! As usual, our sale is split into categories, so please see below the differences. Each discount code applies to certain models and certain discounts: 1. 30% discount — This is for the 6 models we are getting rid of, at a 30% discount. They are all of the Issaquah models, the Laurelhurst […]

December 16, 2019

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Le Major Dome – Boots with a Swiss Twist

Swiss shoemaker, Le Major Dome, definitely does design differently. And we all know how much I appreciate that. And one aspect of that idea is their boot design, which is very much unlike other class welted shoemakers. And as many of you will also know, I am very much a boot guy so always appreciate seeing new ideas of how to execute this very important part of the shoe industry! The highlighted boot (at the […]