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J.FitzPatrick Footwear Archive

July 13, 2020

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Hi Top Sneakers – Yes or No?

My love for shoes started with sneakers. It is a natural progression as very few youngsters (read teenagers) start by loving dress shoes. For me, it was Nike all day. But outside of basketball shoes, I always preferred low tops but liked the idea of the Hi-Top. I guess my issue was the struggle on how to style it. As a person that feels the shoe is the most important part of the outfit, I […]

July 3, 2020

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear – 25% off Flash Sale

J.FitzPatrick Footwear is offering a Flash Sale of 25% off from now until Monday, July 6th at 11:59pm This sale is for all RTW models in the J.FitzPatrick Line. Shoe trees are not included in the sale but have their own bundle offering of 3 pairs for $150 ($30 discount). Our new JF Line is still on PreSale of up to 30% off until the last week of July. Wishing everyone a great weekend with […]

June 26, 2020

Greg Park Patina – New York City

Greg Park – The History Stationed inside our new shop (J.FitzPatrick Footwear) at 101 Thompson St (Soho, NYC) is a full patina service provided by our friend Greg Park aka Hancore. For those that do not know, Greg Park has a long history in the arts, starting off like many patina artists as a painter (not walls, but art 🙂 later became one of the world’s respected patina masters. He was one of the first […]

June 22, 2020

J.FitzPatrick – NYC Shop Now Open!

After months of building out our shop, we are finally ready and able to open our doors to the public. It is a great feeling too as this is technically the first street-level shop the J.FitzPatrick brand has had since the brand’s launch back in 2013. We have gone through several concessions inside other tailor’s premises and two basement level showrooms but this is the first shop we can call our own and no less […]

June 16, 2020

New Patina Service – In NYC

Big things are in the works at my brand, J.FitzPatrick Footwear and they are all about to come to light once we are able to start resuming regular trade, which will hopefully be in the next week or two. In the background of the pandemic, we have been building our new shop in NYC, Soho to be exact. And within that new shop is a new service. A patina and shoe shine service. But this […]

June 12, 2020

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A New Entry Level Welted Line – Just Launched

  My original desire for starting a shoe company was ultimately for one basic reason: ‘to see men wearing better shoes.’ It was a simple idea. I saw bad shoes being sold everywhere in the US. And I saw men buying those bad shoes. I wanted to change that. I wanted to educate men on good footwear and then be able to offer it to them. And that was the quest that I set off […]

May 18, 2020

The Kirby Allison Show – Feat. Justin FitzPatrick (Yours Truly)

Kirby Allison, the founder of the Hanger Project, was kind enough to feature me on his very reputable YouTube channel last Friday, where we talked a bit about life, shoes (naturally) and my brand, J.FitzPatrick Footwear, with all of my plans for this year and the next. For those interested to hear more, please watch the video and subscribe to Kirby’s channel where he offers a lot of other great information Kirby Allison YouTube Channel

May 15, 2020

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My Friday Combo – 80 Degrees in NYC!

Today is the hottest day of the year (for NYC), getting up to 84 degrees Farenheit so I finally broke out a short sleeve shirt, a linen jacket, some bold socks and a pair loafers to celebrate! This whole lockdown in NYC has led to some pretty drab sartorial decisions, often plagued with sweat pants and hoodies so being that we finally have some beautiful weather and NYC is acting more ‘open’ than locked down […]

April 21, 2020

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No Pair is Beyond Saving

A good shoe shine artist is like a magician. They bring things back from the dead and make transformations that would make your eyes pop out. But make no mistake about it and I will say this loudly ‘that there are not many that have these capabilities.’ Shining a shoe is not the same as rejuvenating the dead. It takes another skill. Anyone can shine a pair of shoes. Few can restore them to their […]

April 17, 2020

A Butterfly Loafer Done Differently

The Butterfly loafer has come a long way from its home of London Shoemakers to the world stage, being now offered by Italian, Indian, American, French shoemakers. And even more British makers are having a run at it. Crockett & Jones, the leading British shoemaker in my opinion, finally decided to launch their own version after having made the model for other British shoe brands for the past 40 years. Its gaining ground and in […]