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January 4, 2021

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J.FitzPatrick Winter Sale Now Live

  Happy 2021 To All, I hope that everyone had a great celebration! As a way to kick things off with a bang, my shoe brand is now commencing its annual Winter Sale. There are a few things to note, so please read the text below to understand all that is on offer.     The J.FitzPatrick Line 1. Core Models – Discounted at 20% off 2. Seasonal Stock – Discounted at 30% off Link […]

December 7, 2020

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Septieme Largeur – A/W2020 Line Up

Septieme Largeur has made a very congruent collection this year. A common theme can be easily seen: ‘it’s all about the soles.’ From commando soles to double-dainite with storm-welts, this collection was clearly made for durability and the withstanding of the elements. It is a theme that apparently the whole industry felt in tune with this year, the year we will all never forget. And it makes sense. A hard year needs hard-wearing shoes. And […]

December 2, 2020

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Vintage Cole Haan’s – Circa 1930

It is curious to see just how different some shoe brands were nearly 100 years ago to what they are today. Being that the world has changed vastly it is no surprise that not one brand is making the same quality as before. The closest would be Crockett & Jones/Edward Green etc, but even they were completely handmade (or at least close to it) back then as opposed to the bench/hand grade production now done […]

December 1, 2020

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New, Unique Patterns at Mes Chaussettes Rouges

As many of you may know, I have been following Mes Chaussettes Rouges since their inception. Since then, we have become friends and business partners per se, in the sense that they advertise with me and when I am in Paris, I host my trunk shows there. It has been a great relationship and I love to see each year how they progress and grow their business. It is actually inspiring as believe it not, […]

November 24, 2020

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The Shoe Snob Unboxies Series – Acme Shoemaker

Here is the unboxing video many of you have been waiting for, from upcoming Chinese shoemakers, Acme Shoemaker . This shoe breaks stereotypes the world has been stuck on for many years and shows that anyone from anywhere can be among the best. I hope that you enjoy this video! Instagram: https://instagram.com/acme_shoemaker?… Wechat: Acmeshoemaker Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube Channel to keep up to date with all of the videos uploaded there. There […]

November 23, 2020

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J.FitzPatrick – Black Friday Now Live

Black Friday is officially live at my shoe brand, J.FitzPatrick Footwear. We have several offers going on, so it is important to read here to understand the varying discounts and offers Our Flagship line, J.FitzPatrick, has 20% off all of the Core Models while offering 10% off the new arrivals from A/W2020. Our Entry level JF Line, has no discount but offers a free pair of our lightweight shoe trees with purchase (each pair purchased […]

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 […]

November 6, 2020

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My Daily Wears – Nov 6th

As we have fully immersed into Autumn, my boots have been at the forefront of my wardrobe selection. Ironically, today it up into the high 60’s, which is very strange for Weather in November in NYC. Stramge or not I took full advantage of it to have one last hoorah with light-colored trousers/suede loafers before they hit the closet not to be seen until March-ish. As you can see, jeans-wear is a big part of […]

October 30, 2020

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Gaziano & Girling – New Stock Model, Saddle Oxford

Gaziano & Girling has just launched an interesting, new oxford model that is available from today (although not yet live on the site, but able to be ordered via email). If you look at G&G’s history you will come to find that Tony Gaziano likes to design oxfords where the piece of leather that makes up the facing (where the laces are) sits on top of the vamp which is a unique design feature as […]

October 28, 2020

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Paul Parkman A/W Collection – Classic, Bold and Refined

Paul Parkman has been refining its brand in terms of style and looks in 2020. I remember when they first contacted me about their brand, around 6 years ago, and to be honest, I was not big on them at the time, although I always liked the founder as a kind and humble person. Even though they weren’t for me, I stayed watching the brand and the new models they released. Like any smart brand […]