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June 23, 2020

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Blue Cordovan Monkstraps by Carmina: MINDBLOWING

I keep seeing these Carmina monk straps on my social media feed and the more that I see them, the more I get jealous that I do not own a pair! For those that know me, you know that my favorite color is blue. Always has been. Always will be. And the blue on this Cordovan leather is simply sublime. It is so rich, yet so subtle at the same time. It is distinctly blue […]

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 […]

June 10, 2020

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Fugashin Adelaide – Like No Other!

Vietnamese shoe producer (for their own brand as well as many other private label brands), Fugashin, has changed shoe design with this extremely unique adelaide oxford. So much so that if one wanted to get technical they could argue that this is not actually a real adelaide as the facing piece extends to the quarter and ultimately the counter, thus not actually being a separate piece as most adelaides are. Nevertheless, no matter what you […]

May 25, 2020

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Yeossal’s Custom Trousers – Enhance Your Shoe Display

For those that have noticed, I have been wearing a lot of Yeossal clothing as of late. As one of my Supporters/Advertisers who actually offers something besides shoes, we found a happy medium to get me into some of their clothing as I am always looking for great attire that doesn’t break the bank and looks amazing at the same time. Some have seen that I am a huge advocate of their swallow neck collar […]

April 16, 2020

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Carmina Custom Weekend – Summer Edition 2020

Carmina has just launched their ‘Custom Weekend’ for Summer 2020, as of yesterday. What this means, is that not only are they waiving all MTO fees, but also giving away free shoe trees with each order. An incredible offer to say the very least. But this offer is only good until April 19th so you have 4 days to get your orders in before the deal of a lifetime goes away. Wishing everyone health and […]

March 31, 2020

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Purple Kiltie Monks by Paul Parkman

2019 showed us a lot of Purple shoes. As Instagram grows, and people’s closets do too, we found that purple shoes came around more so then than any time before. Once you get enough black’s, brown’s and burgundy’s in your wardrobe you start thinking about the other possibilities that can be achieved. It would appear that this happened to many, as my own brand did at least 5-10 purple MTO shoes in 2019. And I […]

March 12, 2020

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Promotions at J.FitzPatrick Footwear

Current Promotions! At my shoe company we have a lot going on (more still to come, of course) and don’t want you to lose track, so here’s a quick recap before your upcoming weekend! As always, bear in mind that we offer Paypal, Amazon Pay, and interest-free installments through Sezzle as payment options. The Boot Sale: 20% Off All RTW Core boots are on sale, with plenty of time still left in the season to […]

February 28, 2020

London Super Trunk Show 2020 – Brand Showcase #2: Norman Vilalta

Our 2nd showcase is none other than my good friend, Norman Vilalta, one of the shoemakers I most respect in this industry. Norman is one of the only brands that has been with us for each year of the event and is always a favorite at the show, which comes as no surprise being that Norman always has new things on offer, great ideas and shoes that no one else does! Norman will surely have […]

February 10, 2020

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Crockett & Jones Cottesmore – A Suede Jodhpur Setting the Bar!

I have never believed that a boot needed to be worn only through the months of Autumn/Winter although this is how they are always marketed and sold. I can understand this if you live in a tropical climate for 100% of the year but for the rest of us city folk who even if we live in a hot place (like NYC in the Summer) often times spend a lot of our time in an […]

December 17, 2019

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The Purple Sock – The New Greatest

Simon Crompton of Permanent Style once wrote that the dark green sock was the perfect sock for versatility. And truth be told, he wasn’t completely wrong. A dark green sock pairs well with most combinations of shoes/trousers. But I do personally feel that one color (or spectrum of color might be more accurate) is actually more suitable to hold the title of ‘Most Versatile Sock’ and that is the vast spectrum of the purple/burgundy sock. […]