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March 27, 2014

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J.FitzPatrick Last Chart/Web Shop Sneak Peak

  Dear Readers, Here is a sneak peak to what I have been up to my eyeballs working on: my impending e-commerce site for J.FitzPatrick Footwear. This has kept me very very busy in the last few weeks and for those of you that have received tardy responses to emails, comments, questions etc. please do forgive me. However if all goes to plan, I will be launching it during the next week coming. I appreciate […]

February 8, 2013

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Vistis From PG, New Chisel Toe Last & Possible New Marcos Model

So as many of you may know, last week I was off at my factory, doing a bit of QC on the production, as well as thinking about the future and preparing for progress. While there I stumbled upon an error model that the factory made, just which happened to be something that I found quite appealing and that was my Marcos model (pictured above and below) in black box calf and black suede. What […]

September 24, 2012

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How To Become A Shoe Designer Part 3.2: Shoe Lasts

Finalized product will have metal eyelets… round last shown below A shoe’s last is very important, for more reasons than one. Firstly, it makes up the shape of the shoe and there are about a trillion and one variations that one could come up. Secondly, it affects the fit, and thus the comfort of your shoe. So ever if you happen to design the coolest pattern and make the most pleasing shape one’s eye could […]

August 7, 2012

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Sutor Mantellassi Boutique: Milan

Picture Courtesy Of: The Style Buff Apparently prestigious Italian shoemaker Sutor Mantellassi has recently opened a new boutique in Milan. As you can see, they did not spare any reservations in making the place look nothing less than extravagant. Lasts appear to be everywhere, from the wall to the creation of the entire chandelier, something of which I find to be quite appealing really. And while it may pose as overkill to some, I feel […]

October 31, 2011

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Shoes — Part 3: Lasts

The single most important part of the shoe, is the last that it is made on. There are so many factors associated with the last that can tremendously affect the outcome of the final product. The slightest curvature or proportion measurement can make or break the look and feel of the shoe. Yet, many of us don’t think about this. Too much emphasis is placed on the importance of the designer, the person who simply […]