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December 30, 2019

The New ‘Souliers’ Book by Hugo Jacomet

 My good friend Hugo Jacomet of Parisian Gentleman and Sartorial Talks was kind enough to send me one of his new books, Souliers, an ode to some of the finest shoemakers around. It’s a beautiful book that I highly recommend to any shoe enthusiast and especially if you own a menswear store. It’s a great table piece that all will enjoy reading, if not simply seeing the beautiful photography and great shoes shown! Sartorial […]

Sartorial Talks – The Best Shoe Brands of 2019 (Part 1)

   Hugo Jacomet, of Parisian Gentleman, does the world a great service here by listing some of the top shoe brands the world has to offer. In his Sartorial Talks series, he gets on ‘The Best Shoe Brands in 2019’ and was so kind enough to reference myself, the blog, and my shoe brand. Thank you Hugo!! If you haven’t heard of Hugo yet, which I probably doubt is the reality, then you must […]

August 25, 2014

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The Saddle Shoe is Back!

I am starting to see a lot more dressy saddle shoes lately and I am quite pleased by that as it is probably my favorite type of dress shoe. As I have said before, for me, the saddle shoe creates the perfect opportunity for a well balanced two-toned shoe. Even if one was to be monotone but bi-material, it still presents a subtly elegant duality but one that is nonetheless noticeably present. And that is […]

May 27, 2014

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Dimitri Gomez Bespoke Balmoral Boot

This is one of the nicest photos I have seen in awhile. Not because it’s done in any fancy way, but simply for all of the textures/color/light variations that make up the whole photo. But what I really like best about this boot by Dimitri Gomez it is the old world reminiscence that it provides, reminding me of how shoes used to be made back in the Victorian/Edwardian Eras. When you look at boots from […]

October 4, 2013

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My Event in Paris with Mes Chaussettes Rouges

My first ever event as J.FitzPatrick footwear (outside of my launch party) is finally taking place on October 31st, in beautiful city of Paris, in conjunction with renowned Parisian sock retailers, Mes Chaussettes Rouges, as well as my good friend Hugo Jacomet, founder and editor of top class sartorial site, Parisian Gentleman. As staple pieces in one’s wardrobe both of which go hand in hand in the preparation of one’s outfit, it is the intention […]

February 8, 2013

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Vistis From PG, New Chisel Toe Last & Possible New Marcos Model

So as many of you may know, last week I was off at my factory, doing a bit of QC on the production, as well as thinking about the future and preparing for progress. While there I stumbled upon an error model that the factory made, just which happened to be something that I found quite appealing and that was my Marcos model (pictured above and below) in black box calf and black suede. What […]

October 11, 2011

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Surprise Visit From Mr. Hugo Jacomet

Photo Courtesy Of: Mr Andy Barnham Now some of you may or may not know who Mr. Hugo Jacomet is, but if you don’t, please allow me to introduce to you the author of the brilliant website Parisian Gentleman. Now, even though I am a big advocate of print, as I buy the majority of the men’s style magazines, it is belief of mine that the online journalism industry will soon be bigger than print, […]