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June 20, 2017

J.FitzPatrick Trunk Show NYC – June 28th/29th

It’s been a long time coming but the time is here and J.FitzPatrick Footwear will soon again be shown in the USA, namely in the beautiful city of New York as the first showing, this coming June 28th and 29th. As many of you know, I have made a big move to NYC as my new permanent base and will plan to replicate in NYC what we have in London. Our first move towards that […]

June 6, 2016

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Barbanera ‘Once upon a time in Italia’ collection – Sneak Peek

Barbanera has a new collection soon coming out titled ‘Once Upon A Time In Italia.’ While I won’t divulge too much on what that means as the official launch of it is not until their display at Pitti Uomo (in the main pavilion, lower level), I can say that the idea of this collection is very nice indeed, especially for those that truly understand Italian culture and heritage. And from the sneak peek that I […]

August 7, 2014

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Why Do Square Toes Still Exist?!!!

The other day, I saw some of the worst square toed shoes that I had seen in a while and it quite shocked me. You see, here in England (as I have said before) it is mainly the winklepickers (pointy ones that flair up at the toes like elf shoes) that you see and not so much the square toes, as you would in the States. But I saw this hybrid square toe with the […]

April 29, 2014

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New George Cleverley Bespoke Model

In bespoke there are no limits to what you can do with a shoe. This simple fact however can be a blessing and a curse. Sure there are some guys who know dead-on what they want and that makes it’s simple, but what about when you want to create something new? When the possibilities are limitless, the task of choosing what you want can be quite daunting. That’s why it is nice to be able […]