J.FitzPatrick Footwear Blog

September 7, 2016

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New Button Boots- Tan Grain tops them all.


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 in awe of them. After our weekly business meeting which we discuss various things, the question I came up with was about the Tan Grain with Mustard Medley Tweed (Fabric supplied by Holland and Sherry).

For me being an Englishman, it was clear to me that boot was the most ‘country’ esq in terms of materials but also aesthetics. I suggested that we put a rubber sole in this model to which Justin agreed to do so. Now we all know what the weather here in England is like and it certainly rains a lot more places too. Unlike the others in the collection, with the choice of the Tan grain leather, I felt that this model would serve an alternative purpose to the other 4 of which for me the Black, Burgundy and Green are more suited to a more formal look and the Denim is the most casual.

Tan is an underrated colour choice for Autumn/Winter because it really can add that pop of colour to an outfit which is most likely going to be based around darker, autumnal colours. Growing up in the English countryside this boot would have been ideal for when I was back home because I always liked to wear smart shoes no matter what but also was well aware that a leather sole may not be best suited for the cobbled streets and country lanes. You can see in the images below that I have worn these with dark denim with a stitch colour which brings out the beauty in the Tan Grain but the boot has a unique versatility to it whereby for those of you that do not wear denim (much like my Father) they can be paired with all sorts of heavier fabrics including Moleskin, Tweed, Corduroy and so on.

So let me leave you with some pictures below of my personal favourite (we all have different favourites in the office) to enjoy and don’t forget that the Pre-Sale of these boots lasts until Sept 11th and we are offering a complimentary pair of our Alderwood Shoe Trees with all Pre-Sale orders this week.


Have a great week all












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