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J.FitzPatrick Shoes Archive

November 16, 2020

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The City Hiker: Inspiration and How to Style

The Snoqualmie boot, by my brand J.FitzPatrick Footwear, has two inspirations behind it. One from the Ski Boot/Alpine boot that was introduced to the menswear realm many years ago, but in a more robust, heavy manner (think the Avoriaz by Paraboot). It came on the scene as one step down from the real Alpine hiking boot, to be something that you could wear in a smart-casual way. I always liked the idea of this but […]

October 15, 2020

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My Daily Wear’s

Always with the despire to inspire here I present some combinations that I have put together in the last few months. Some things to note: 1. My trousers always look shorter in photo than in real life. But I do like showing a bit of sock and as I wear my trousers/jeans tapered, they hike up a little. The best length, for me, is for your trouser to just kiss your shoes that way none […]

October 12, 2020

How to Style Button Boots – Casually

  In the modern-day, it is not a rule that button boots have to be worn with a suit. Sure, in the Victorian and Edwardian times, they did not wear chinos, jeans, and the like but instead wore them with proper trousers, suits, and their garb of the era. But times have clearly changed since then. So have ideas on style, on ‘the rules’, and what is seen as acceptable versus not-acceptable. There is nothing like […]

September 16, 2020

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New Button Boots at J.FitzPatrick Footwear

  Now that the Summer Sale is over, we can finally start working on our upcoming A/W Collection which has some exciting things apart of it with a few new models, some very unique concepts, and a new style of leather coloring (soon to come). To kick it off, we are launching our button boots, a J.FItzPatrick favorite, in our two new colorways. The model is the Blue Ridge which is our unique take of […]

September 11, 2020

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Last Weekend of Summer Sale – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

It is your last chance to grab up to 40% off on some of J.FitzPatrick’s models that are soon leaving the collection, not to mention the 20% off the Core Models that are classic favorites in my brand, like the elegant Tony II, the Button Boots and the triple-stitch Magnolia cap toe oxford.There is lots to be had but little time left to take advantage of some of the best prices you will find in […]

September 4, 2020

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Understanding Shoe Colors Online, and Lighting

In photography, lighting is key. It is 70% of the battle in my opinion. If the lighting (or camera setting with that lighting) is not right it is very hard to then capture the true color of something, especially certain shades of leather. All different types of lighting will also give a different interpretation of something. In most cases there are these types of lighting: Daylight, Sunlight, White Light, Yellow Light, Low Lighting (think your […]

August 28, 2020

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2nd Markdowns Now Live – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

The J.FitzPatrick Footwear Summer Sale Continues and there are some great prices to be had, especially after many models went to 40% off. We will keep it short and sweet. The sale is priced into 3 categories: 1. 10% off Spring/Summer Collection 2. 20% off our Core Collection 3. 40% off our Discontinued Models The JF Line is moderately discounted as a Pre-Sale price. Once the stock arrives in early September, the price will go […]

August 14, 2020

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J.FitzPatrick Summer Sale Now Live

  The J.FitzPatrick Summer Sale is now live and there are some great prices to be had! I will keep it short and sweet. The sale is priced into 3 categories: 1. 10% off Spring/Summer Collection 2. 20% off our Core Collection 3. 30% off our Discontinued Models The JF Line is moderately discounted as a Pre-Sale price. Once the stock arrives at the end of the month/early September, the price will go up and […]

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 […]

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 […]