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December 15, 2019

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My New Boots – Tweed Balmorals

It has been a while since I have done a nice balmoral boot for my J.FitzPatrick brand, as we were heavily focused on button boots over the last few years. But this year we went back to our roots and added a few new balmoral boots to the Winter line up The first model was our Black calf on Black suede David boots shown below. A very elegant classical oxford boot that can easily be […]

October 15, 2015

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Patterns – Like for Like by Herring

Herring Shoes have been doing a lot of interesting things these days, particularly in two tones and with the use of cloth. And a blogger that they have teamed up with has done a great job at showing off the product in a fashion that truly allows you to appreciate the combinations that they are coming up with. All too often website photos don’t do the justice that a shoe deserves and this is where […]

September 2, 2015

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Button Boots Nearly There!!

  After all of this time attempting to get my version of a Button Boot done, the day is nearly there and I am quite excited. I have just shined up these samples for photography and should have them go live as a pre-order sale on Mon/Tues the coming week. Then it will be another 2 weeks until I have the stock. That being, if you fancy a pair and want to make sure you […]

April 30, 2015

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The Updated Duck Boot

  A lot of my inspiration as a shoe designer comes from shoes that were not necessarily ever part of the dress shoe industry but that had a look that intrigued me. Considering that I am part of the “classic” side of the shoe world, I have always thought about how to ‘dress-up’ these long time rugged classics so that they could integrate into my world. First I did my ‘Snoqualmie’ Hiking Boot and since […]