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September 28, 2016

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The New iGent Shoe – Apron Toe Derby

It is very interesting to watch the internet and see how trends take form. I remember when the double monk was all the rage and everyone who wore dress shoes for work wanted to get a pair of double monks. I don’t know where it began and how it took form but once it did, it was like an uncontrollable virus that spread through all of the cracks and crannies of the menswear industry. But […]

April 28, 2016

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Blue Shoes Are Now The Norm

Maybe I am confused by what I see online and what is truly reality but from a perspective of how often I see blue shoes now versus how often I used to, say 3 years ago, I really feel like they are becoming more ‘normal.’ My egotistical side likes to think that I had a part of that as I have been hammering into the head of whoever reads my blog that blue shoes are […]

October 26, 2015

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The Proper Kit Pop Up NYC – Nov. 7th

On November 7th, 2015, Style Forum and A & H Magazine have teamed up to form a super trunk show of sorts in the Manhattan area (precisely at the address on the image above). Apart of the incredible line up of menswear brands are 3 shoe brands: J.FitzPatrick Footwear (yours truly), Carmina Shoemaker and Cobbler Union. Funny enough, 3 brands whose shoes are all made in Spain!! “Made in Spain” is the new trend, watch […]

October 21, 2014

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Autumnal Feel feat. Crockett & Jones

I just arrived in my factory town and have a quick 20 minutes to spare, so thought that I would knock out a quick post and show you all this lovely shot of some Crockett & Jones ‘Westbournes’ that have been given a nice little customized by patina by member Crat of Style Forum. It shows a very lovely patina job that I think makes it the nicest Crockett that I have ever seen and […]

October 23, 2013

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Red Brogues by VASS

I really love seeing red leather because it looks so nice in pictures, particularly when it gives you the impression of being subtle even though it is a bold red. That´s the impression that these beauties give me. They don´t scream out at you like one might perceive if you said ¨my red brogues,¨ but rather maintain an air of simplistic elegance about them even though red is a color that would be described as […]