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Suede Boots Archive

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 […]

September 21, 2020

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The Brown Suede Derby Boot

I like the Sun but I am not a Summer guy. Growing up in Seattle the most beautiful season there is easily Autumn and the weather all year round is most similar to Autumnal weather in any regular city that does not rain 50% of the time. With that in mind, Autumn has always been my favorite. Sartorially, it has been mainly for two reasons. 1. I love boots. And 2. I love to layer […]

June 12, 2020

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A New Entry Level Welted Line – Just Launched

  My original desire for starting a shoe company was ultimately for one basic reason: ‘to see men wearing better shoes.’ It was a simple idea. I saw bad shoes being sold everywhere in the US. And I saw men buying those bad shoes. I wanted to change that. I wanted to educate men on good footwear and then be able to offer it to them. And that was the quest that I set off […]

June 4, 2020

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All Suede Lace Boots – Carmina

I really love an all suede lace boot. Especially in snuff, polo or tobacco suede. Yet it is something you do not often see and more often than not is something you have to order solely via Made to Order. It is quite rare that a shoemaker offers one as Ready to Wear. Not unheard of, but rare. And I never understood that as an all suede boot, for me, is so versatile, at least […]

February 10, 2020

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Crockett & Jones Cottesmore – A Suede Jodhpur Setting the Bar!

I have never believed that a boot needed to be worn only through the months of Autumn/Winter although this is how they are always marketed and sold. I can understand this if you live in a tropical climate for 100% of the year but for the rest of us city folk who even if we live in a hot place (like NYC in the Summer) often times spend a lot of our time in an […]

October 21, 2019

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Oro Los Angeles – Boots Done Differently

There is a new (relatively) boot company based in LA making some interesting pieces of footwear and their name is Oro. For those that do not know, that means ‘gold’ in Spanish. They have been on my radar for a while now but seeing this jodhpur put my interest into something greater than just curiosity. Here are the specs: 1. Price ranges from $325 to about $450 with a few boots in exotic leather or […]

October 17, 2019

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Rainy Day? Wear Suede

There is a reason why you should wear good suede. And that reason is that it handles rain better anything else. Now when I say this, I am talking about suedes darker than Snuff suede because any sand-like color suede, or lighter, cannot withstand the rain mainly for the dirt that comes along with those wet days. And that simple fact about light suede is what has most likely given suede a bad rep. But […]

October 14, 2019

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New Shoes on The Marketplace

Well, for some of you lucky enough to be around UK6 (US7) to UK7 (US8) you will be pleased to know that some of the best deals have recently been posted on The Marketplace due to one French gentleman who seems be really be clearing out his closet. There are some great models to be had and some even better prices! And for those of you not around those sizes, well there are more out […]

July 8, 2019

New GMTO / Crowdfund Offerings by J.FitzPatrick Footwear

  I have decided to offer something new as a regular feature at J.FitzPatrick Footwear. And that is a different monthly offering of GMTO / Crowdfund models. As we have made so many samples and MTO’s over the years that will most likely never go into production, adding this feature allows us to offer you all the chance at grabbing something unique at a RTW price. The only kicker is that 5 other people need to […]

April 26, 2019

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The Consolidation Sale

Blog Readers, The last two years have been a good learning experience and a classic case of small business growing pains. Most of you won’t feel or know this but around a year and a half ago the market seemed to drastically change overnight. It would appear that you all realized that you had too many shoes or wanted to start dressing more casually or a combination of both. So the sales for the upper […]