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winter boots Archive

January 3, 2020

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J FitzPatrick Winter Sale Now Live

Our Winter Sale is now live and ready for all of you to take advantage of some great prices on some great shoes! As usual, our sale is split into categories, so please see below the differences. Each discount code applies to certain models and certain discounts: 1. 30% discount — This is for the 6 models we are getting rid of, at a 30% discount. They are all of the Issaquah models, the Laurelhurst […]

December 16, 2019

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Le Major Dome – Boots with a Swiss Twist

Swiss shoemaker, Le Major Dome, definitely does design differently. And we all know how much I appreciate that. And one aspect of that idea is their boot design, which is very much unlike other class welted shoemakers. And as many of you will also know, I am very much a boot guy so always appreciate seeing new ideas of how to execute this very important part of the shoe industry! The highlighted boot (at the […]

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 […]

December 9, 2019

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Altan Bottier – Kubilaï Patina Now Available

In light of the grand popularity of the original Kubilaï winter hybrid boot by Altan Bottier, they have released a new, patina option version where you can now customize how you want yours to look. The standard offering is 7 colorways but they also have a special button that allows for you to realize your own patina. With consultation of course. I have been impressed with Altan for awhile now and they seem to keep […]

December 5, 2019

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Crockett & Jones – The Ross Boot

Living in a city with often adverse and astronomically dynamic weather, such as NYC where it can change 20 degrees from one day to the next, you really get to appreciate a solid, rugged boot to keep you surviving those rough days. I have always appreciated the Coniston boot by Crockett & Jones, their most famous boot ever produced worn by the thousands on Instagram, but I was more thoroughly impressed when they launched their […]

November 22, 2019

Herring Shoes – The Unboxing Video

 Here is my latest unboxing video of a pair of Herring Shoes The Model: Docklands Size: UK6.5F – true to size as I usually take UK6.5E in my brand Price: $323 Code: HSTREE   — for a free cedar shoe tree www.herringshoes.co.uk

November 4, 2019

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Herring Shoes – The Boot Collection

Herring Shoes is an impressive company. They are a very smart retailer that has managed to grow into one of the shoe industry’s largest contenders having a stockholding and offering that is simply mindblowing. They are based out of the UK, have price points from the low $100’s up to around $500-$600 and ship to most places on Earth. They have managed to build a pristine reputation for outstanding customer service and are among the […]

October 30, 2019

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Altan Bottier – Reaching New Heights of Design

I have really been impressed with French shoemaker Altan as of late, but that admiration came to a whole new level when I saw their latest creation, the Kubilaï Winter Boot with St. Moritz sole. They showed me that not only can they master patina but now that they have also masteres design with this new, incredibly unique and original Winter Boot. This is one of the coolest boots I have seen in a while. […]

October 28, 2019

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Fur Lined boots by Meermin

I never understood how important fur lined boots were until I moved to NYC and nearly froze my feet off. Living in mild climates one doesn’t understand just how cold it can get and what that does to our body. If the feet are cold the rest of the body cannot be comfortable and I realized this real quick during my first winter in NYC. Prior to this I was never a fan of a […]

October 25, 2019

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What I am Wearing – Boots

For those that don’t already know, I am a boot guy. So bad in fact that I recently had to drastically downscale my collection as prior to selling off a ton of my personal stock holding, the boot side of my wardrobe alone was around 60 pairs. If it didnt get so hot here in NYC and physical space came cheap, I would wear them all year ’round. So you can imagine that I love […]