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January 27, 2017

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J.FitzPatrick Winter Sale – Last Few Days to Enjoy Up To 40% Off!!

  Dear All, We have had a great start to 2017 and thank you for your continued support. We wanted to let you know that we are entering the final stages of our January Sale which will end on 31st Jan. Now is your chance before it’s too late, to pick up many of the models that we intend to get rid of and that won’t be coming back at a heavily discounted price! Also, […]

October 24, 2016

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Leffot Officially Launched in Chicago

The time has finally come for Chicago and Chicagoans: You now have a great shoe shop to get all your shoe fixes from. And that shop is none other than the legendary Leffot, who first opened their doors in NYC back in 2008. Since then, as one of the catalysts to the boutique multi-branded shoe shops of upper-scale-offering, they have continued to lead the way in the industry by offering not only timeless classics but […]

August 3, 2016

Septieme Largeur Launches Geneva Shop!

Our favorite success story has struck again. And that is the story of how in 5 years Septieme Largeur has come from a small sub-brand of Markowski, to becoming one of the dominant brands in their sector of the industry with 3 shops in Paris, one in Singapore, another in Taiwan and most recently their new shop in Geneva at 14 rue Verdaine which has just opened. And I can tell you that it is only […]

April 13, 2015

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Spectator Season Has Returned – Cobbler Union

  The sun is finally showing itself more than not so these days and while I love A/W for the layering and use of more fabric/cloth inspired footwear, I can’t help but appreciate seeing the sun. And now that the sun is out, it means that we call start being a bit more bold in our footwear as it is not so frowned upon to be daring when everyone else is half naked anyway. That […]

March 12, 2015

Old School Balmoral Boots by Fujiwara Shoes Studio

What I love about Instagram is that you have all of the pictures accessible with a quick click of your phone. No need to get on your laptop and search them all out. And with that, I have infinite access to the discovery of new makers through other people’s feed. One that I love is @BespokeMakers, who highlight many Japanese artisans in both shoes and clothing. One that they most recently highlighted was Fujiwara Shoes […]

February 6, 2015

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The At Home Patina

So a client recently showed me his very first attempt at patina which I must say was quite impressive. His goal was not to look like a 5 year old had done it, and I have to say that what came out looks better than many of what the so-called patina artists produce. (Not ones that I show on the blog, but the countless others) Nicknaming it the ‘Tortoise’ look, I have to say that […]

Gaziano & Girling Launches Patina Service – Officially!

  The time has finally come that Gaziano & Girling opens the doors to their much anticipated patina service, the first that a British company has ever offered. I had hinted at this back in March (see here), when they were toying with the concept. While I knew that they were going to eventually do it, like any smart company, they took it slow so that they could first finalize their shop and then start […]