J.FitzPatrick Footwear Blog

September 21, 2016

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Samples- where the inspiration starts

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  Dear All, Hope you are having a great week. Many of you may or may not know how long it takes to come up with the model that you see in each Ready to wear collection. It is a long process from an idea that Justin has sketched on a piece of paper to the finished article available to buy online or in store. When I worked on Savile Row and Jermyn St in previous jobs, being part of Management I got to see alot of how the design teams came up with garments ready for a collection which […]

September 7, 2016

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New Button Boots- Tan Grain tops them all.

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Hi All, It’s been a rather busy first three months here for me at J.FitzPatrick Footwear and I have loved every minute of it. I wanted to give my personal opinion on our exciting new Button Boot collection which has just launched into Pre-Sale. Now, having been a fan of the previous Westlake Collection before I joined the business I was delighted to hear that we were going to go one step further and offer 5 New Colours for this AW 16 season. When the samples came in a while ago, I was like a kid in a candy store and was […]

August 1, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick Summer Sale Now Live!

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  The J.FitzPatrick Footwear Summer Sale has now begun and there are lots of good things to choose from! We have broken it down into two categories: 1. Core products discounted at 10% and 2. Seasonal products at 20%The Seasonal products will not be coming back so if you happened to like one of them now is your chance to get it before it is gone. That list includes: –All Madison Colorways –Shoreline in Blue Canvas –Rainier III in Tan Grain/Snuff Suede and the Forest Green Calf/Suede –Sebastien in Navy Museum/Grey Suede –Medina in Bitter Chocolate Suede –Phinney in Grey […]

July 19, 2016

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MTO- The best of both worlds

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, Recently we have been getting more and more requests about our MTO service so I wanted to give you all a bit more info on this service as it’s the perfect way to have the best of our signature J.FitzPatrick footwear styles but your own individual style. Firstly, MTO means Made To Order, this is not Bespoke. From working in the suiting industry people often got confused between the two and our MTO service is based on our existing patterns/lasts but then you get to have some fun with the design, the lasts, soles and so on (see below). How it works: Any model that […]

July 12, 2016

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Monkstraps- Single or Double?

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So here at J.FitzPatrick we like to get feedback from you and recently a topic of conversation has been about Monkstraps. Now, personally I am a big fan of Double Monks as I have the Montlake in both Cedar Calf and the Snuff Suede model along with some others from different brands but since joining the J.FitzPatrick team I have seen more customers buying the Single Monk Fauntleroy (above) than the Montlake (below).   Why is that, that’s the question? I do understand and agree that if we were to make a black single and double monk the single would aesthetically appeal […]

July 6, 2016

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Copper Museum – The Sebastien

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Forget 50 shades of grey, there are more shades of brown than one can imagine, particularly in leather. Come to think about it, we already use about 6 shades of brown and that does not include tan shades. Imagine that! The new Museum Calf we are using is so unique in colour that it does really look like a patina shoe. There are so many different browns out there on the market it’s mind boggling, however we feel that we have hit the nail on the head with this new style. Not only does the brown have very rich and earthy […]

June 29, 2016

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The Madison Loafer- for all occasions.

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Hi All, Now I know that Summer is a bit hit and miss at the moment over in England but that doesn’t mean to not start wearing your loafers. The penny loafer is such an iconic shoe that I really feel needs to be worn by more of us, whether it be for work or for casual attire. This season we did 6 colour options in our Madison loafers, 3 Calfskin, 3 Suede. The suede options have been well received which is amazing because the rich tones of green, burgundy and navy really do compliment a spring/summers day outfit. One of […]

June 21, 2016

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Summer is Here – Get Your Drivers Out!

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Today is the first day of Summer, the Sun has been out and it is quite humid here in London. I am in a pair of leather sole suede shoes but I wouldn’t be disappointed to have some comfortable driving shoes on today to give my feet not only a bit of a breather, but also a bit of soft comfort. The hotter it gets, the more I lean towards that idea. That’s the thing about the heat, it begs for comfort, ease and simplicity. That is what driving loafers give you. And the great thing about them is that […]

June 16, 2016

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Black Loafers- Not Just For Formal

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  Coming into summer we will see plenty of loafers of all different shapes, colours and fabrics. I am an avid loafer wearer when it comes to summer attire and do believe that paired with complimenting socks they can really make an outfit come together. One thing that many of us are still under the illusion of is that black loafers are just for formal occasions, well, this is just a myth and a trend that has to be broken. Now that we are in 2016 its not required to a wear suit, shirt and tie everyday for work, instead many companies […]

June 13, 2016

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Summertime Blues – The Madison in Navy Suede

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The versatility that a blue suede shoe possesses is often overlooked, particularly when it comes to peoples choices for their Spring/Summer attire. All too often is the brown suede shoe the color that people gravitate towards but if we think about the colors that we wear, I dare say that a blue suede shoe will compliment them all, even blue on blue is perfectly acceptable. But again, like in calf, it is one of those things that has been ingrained into our heads that blue suede is just too racy and daring. Thankfully this mentality is decaying as it is […]