J.FitzPatrick Footwear Blog

April 14, 2016

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A Switch In Tanneries – Museum Calf Now Used

As a shoe brand owner you are (or at least should be) trying to make your shoes better and better. There are generally about 4 main ways in which you can do that: 1. Leather used; 2. Last shapes and thus fit; 3. Construction techniques and 4. small details like fiddleback waists, handsewn aprons, addition of toe taps etc. But being that most shoes are made of leather, that is really the top priority as you really can’t fake bad leather nor leather with faults in it. That being, I was frustrated with a certain leather that I used to use and how it aged and reacted to polish and such. It came from a certain tannery that I believed got too big for their own britches (as they were bought out by a conglomerate) and started to be a lot more inconsistent with their selections. So I switched to Ilcea and their famous Museum Calf, mainly for my dark brown leather but also sourcing many of the other colors to also start using. So, if you are a fan of that leather then fret not, we are now Museum users!

And the Tony II in Dark Brown is now back in stock: http://www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com/collections/oxford/products/tony-ii-dark-brown-museum-calf

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