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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 […]

October 26, 2018

Last Weekend of PreSale A/W18 Collection – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

My shoe brand, J.FitzPatrick Footwear, is in the final weekend of it’s Autumn/Winter 2018 PreSale. If you happen to like any of the models coming and wish to get a discount on them, these last 3 days are your final opportunity. Those Snoqualmie boots are going to be a great asset when the harsh weather comes! A note to all that care about paying shipping expenses, even at 10% off, all but the Kent still qualify […]

Happy New Year from The Shoe Snob!

2017 has been a tough year on many levels but probably the best year yet in reality, as I learned a lot about life, struggle, appreciation, the fact that life goes on and feel that I can finally get back up on my feet and again start becoming the person that I want to be. Although appreciating my time in Europe, the people that I met, the experiences had, my business developed, and most importantly […]

December 18, 2017

Pet Peeves in The Shoe Industry – Part 2 – Scuffing

One thing that really baffles me is when people can’t imagine how scuffs got on their shoes and then blame the manufacturer for this. It’s incredible too that they could even attempt to think that it could be the leathers’/manufacturers fault. Allow me to explain a few things about scuffing so we can get this all out on the table and thus everyone can understand a bit more about the perplexity of this so-called phenomenon. 1.As […]

May 5, 2017

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear GMTO – Last Weekend!!

  We are in the last days of our 2nd round of GMTO offering here at J.FitzPatrick Footwear . There are a couple that are near completion so don’t hesitate to get your order in to get a pair of these shoes/boots sans the MTO fee. The offer ends Monday, May 8th at 8am London time so keep that in mind!! Things to Remember with GMTO We need a minimum of 6 purchases per model to clear […]

January 23, 2017

The Idea of Great Photography

I have beat it into the head so many times but the more I am in this industry and the more that I use social media and modern ways to market and understand potential customer’s liking I see just how important good photography assists in marketing any product. When I look at these pictures in this post, I see just how much a good piece of photography can make a real difference in communicating the […]