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October 26, 2018

Last Weekend of PreSale A/W18 Collection – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

My shoe brand, J.FitzPatrick Footwear, is in the final weekend of it’s Autumn/Winter 2018 PreSale. If you happen to like any of the models coming and wish to get a discount on them, these last 3 days are your final opportunity. Those Snoqualmie boots are going to be a great asset when the harsh weather comes! A note to all that care about paying shipping expenses, even at 10% off, all but the Kent still qualify […]

April 2, 2018

LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW 2018 — BRAND HIGHLIGHT #10 — J.FITZPATRICK FOOTWEAR

The final brand to be showcasing at the London Super Trunk Show is none other than my own brand, J.FitzPatrick Footwear. Below you will find in italics what Jesper of Shoegazing had to write of my own brand as sometimes I find it hard to write about myself in this capacity. “The brand of one of the two event’s hosts, Justin ”The Shoe Snob” FitzPatrick founded his own footwear range J. FitzPatrick Footwear back in 2013, and […]

November 17, 2017

J.FitzPatrick Footwear – New Button Boots Now In Stock!

Everything has been running a bit late this season for us but we have finally received our new button boots and have them officially launched now at www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com We have added 4 new colorways, one being on the Westlake model in Dark Brown Museum Calf/Tobacco Suede, sticking to the same pattern and 3 of them with an added brogued cap toe, called the Carkeek. We have decided to put one model of the Carkeek on the […]

June 26, 2017

Something Different – A Chelsea With Brogueing by Riccardo Bestetti

It’s always fascinating to see shoe design that has never been done before, and I am quite sure this new chelsea boot by Riccardo Bestetti is a unique one for the industry. It certainly is not the first attempt at a brogued chelsea boot but the lines on it are different than anything I have seen before, and they also changed the shape of the gore which is not often done either. It was and […]

February 1, 2016

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Bettanin & Venturi Hand Welted Button Boots

I will admit that prior to visiting Pitti this year, I was not too crazy about Italian brand, Bettanin & Venturi. The reason being is that what they are originally know for, i.e. triple welt norvegese soles with twisted roped laces with tassels at the end, was for me a bit over the top. Especially the ones with square toed lasts. However, in recent years it would appear that the brand has taken a new […]

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 10, 2015

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Mauban – The New Parisian Brand To Watch Out For!

  Here is yet another story of a young man with a dream to start his own shoe line and did what it took to get there. Edouard Quinchon, the man behind the brand and a young Parisian, was inspired by the personal shoes of his great-grandfather to create what seems to be a ‘old world’ style shoe collection, filled currently with a classic oxford and a very Victorian like balmoral boot. Starting off small, […]

December 29, 2014

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Victorian Boots by Dimitri Gomez

If I had to choose one style of shoe/boot to wear for the rest of my life, it would definitely be an oxford boot. For me, they can go with everything from suits to jeans and everything in between. The only problem is that they have to be done in a very sleek manner for them to be able to fall nicely under a pair of slick suit trousers (according to many, I put the […]