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January 9, 2020

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Button Boot Greatness – And the Brands that Make Them!

There are not many of us that make good button boots in the industry. And YES, I said ‘good’ as there are some out there making snap button or side zip button boots, both of which I don’t find appealing nor worthy of being associated with the idea of the original Victorian classic. But I guess call that the snob in me! Prior to 2015 you could only find button boots at Aubercy (French Shoe […]

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 18, 2019

American Patina x J.FitzPatrick Offering

In light of the success of our first run of the Patina Project shoes at J.FitzPatrick Footwear, in association with American Patina ( at IG @american__patina), we are running the offering again. This time we are only offering just the Tony II and Whittier models to be given a patina to. Each model has 4 set patinas to choose from, as you can see. However, as this is a Pre-Order, we have decided to up […]

December 15, 2019

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My New Boots – Tweed Balmorals

It has been a while since I have done a nice balmoral boot for my J.FitzPatrick brand, as we were heavily focused on button boots over the last few years. But this year we went back to our roots and added a few new balmoral boots to the Winter line up The first model was our Black calf on Black suede David boots shown below. A very elegant classical oxford boot that can easily be […]

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 […]

November 11, 2019

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The Loafer Sale – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

  We all know that Black Friday is around the corner and this is 5 of the busiest days of the year. As a small company, we become inundated with shoes to ship out so thought that this year we would do this in stages to make the workload lighter for us overall and more efficient for all of you that order. We have around 400 pairs coming in the next week so we want to also make […]

October 29, 2019

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Price Drop + More Pairs Added – My Personal Shoes for Sale

I have added to The Marketplace my last bit of shoes in my personal collection that I have for sale. I have also given a price drop to the existing ones there. All of these shoes come with some sort of shoe tree and most of them with toe taps. These will go quickly so do not hesitate to grab one or more! Sizes: UK6.5/UK7 — US7.5 / US8 Prices: Between $150-$200 Happy Shopping Justin […]

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 17, 2019

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Rainy Day? Wear Suede

There is a reason why you should wear good suede. And that reason is that it handles rain better anything else. Now when I say this, I am talking about suedes darker than Snuff suede because any sand-like color suede, or lighter, cannot withstand the rain mainly for the dirt that comes along with those wet days. And that simple fact about light suede is what has most likely given suede a bad rep. But […]