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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 […]

November 27, 2019

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Black Friday Sales Now Live – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

  We have kicked off our Black Friday Sale and it is now live on the site. We also have 3 new models, two boots which are in stock and ready to ship and a new Redmond that will arrive in December that we are offering on Pre-Sale. New Models: 1. David balmoral boot in black calf/suede 2. Snoqualmie hiking boot in Tan Soft Grain 3. Redmond oxford brogue in Dark Brown Museum Calf Happy Shopping! J.FitzPatrick Footwear […]

November 25, 2019

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New Boot Models at J.FitzPatrick Footwear

The first set of new models have arrived at J.FitzPatrick Footwear and are now available for sale Considering that Black Friday is around the corner we have decided to already drop the prices on them, good until after Cyber Monday, upon which they will go back up to full retail price We have 6 new models/colorways dropping at JF Footwear for A/W and are launching them in sets. We hope that you enjoy the first […]

November 18, 2019

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My Autumn Wear – Boots and Rollnecks

Autumn is an interesting season in NYC. You can have weather from as beautiful as the low 60’s and sunny to freezing cold, wet and windy down to below 30. Sometimes that can even happen from one day to the next. It makes picking your clothes a special job in itself as if you don’t read that forecast carefully you could find yourself in a world of pain with the cold! Autumn is my favorite […]

October 25, 2019

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What I am Wearing – Boots

For those that don’t already know, I am a boot guy. So bad in fact that I recently had to drastically downscale my collection as prior to selling off a ton of my personal stock holding, the boot side of my wardrobe alone was around 60 pairs. If it didnt get so hot here in NYC and physical space came cheap, I would wear them all year ’round. So you can imagine that I love […]

October 23, 2019

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Norman Vilalta’s Latest Models

I had a nice, quick visit with my good friend Norman Vilalta the other day as he was showcasing at Leffot of NYC. Each time I see his collection, I am more and more impressed with not only the quality, but the colors, the designs, and the overall amazing beauty they have. And I tell you that these photos do not do them justice at all. I love Norman’s style as truth be told, it […]