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July 11, 2017

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Recent MTOs Examples

Dear All, Hope you are having a good week. We are really enjoying seeing some of the creations our clients are making in their MTO purchases. Since launching the MTO programme we have seen some really cool models come through which is what we like to see as it always keeps us on our toes to ensure we are designing new things here for our ready to wear stock. If you are thinking about MTO, I would suggest looking at our MTO page on the website at some of the examples from others clients to get the design juices flowing […]

June 22, 2017

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The NGT Last

Dear All, We have 7 last shapes at J.F Footwear and wanted to start doing some blog posts about each of them. (LPB, TMG, MGF, SEA, NGT, NJF & JKF) Today we look at the NGT last. Our NGT last was designed to be the midway point between our TMG and JKF lasts ( to come in next posts). It’s intention was to serve as a last that was neither too round nor too pointy. We felt that this creation posed as the ideal ‘modern round’ last. The toe shape is not the only detail that separates our NGT last […]

June 19, 2017

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A few Recent MTO examples

Dear All, Hope you had a great weekend! We are really enjoying seeing some of the creations our clients are making in their MTO purchases. Some rather bold (like above) and then some a bit more classic but all have their own unique characteristics. Since launching the MTO programme we have seen some really cool models come through which is what we like to see as it always keeps us on our toes to ensure we are designing new things here for our ready to wear stock. If you are thinking about MTO, I would suggest looking at our MTO […]

June 6, 2017

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The MGF Last- A Sharp Chisel

Dear All, We now have 7 last shapes at J.F Footwear and wanted to start doing some blog posts about each of them. (LPB, TMG, MGF, SEA, NGT, NJF & JKF) Today we look at the MGF Sharp Chisel Last. The Chisel toe is the quintessential shape for a smart shoe that means business. Its sharp, yet fluid shape ensures a professional look throughout and also maintains a manner of elegance and style unrivaled by many. This last is probably our most generous last in terms of width and room in the Toe Box. The arch support and heel support is […]

May 31, 2017

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Summer Suede’s- From Loafers to Chukkas

Dear All, We are now well into Spring Summer here in London and I’ve certainly been favouring my various Suede shoes and love the versatility and different styles you can create. Suede is synonymous for wearing on the dry, bright sunny days and can really add another dimension to ones outfit with the choice of colours available. This season we have bought quite heavily into Suede and turns out it was a good idea. Suede Loafers- great for wearing with Jeans, Chinos and sometimes even Shorts. They really do have a more relaxed look to them which also presents an […]

May 17, 2017

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The Tony II- A Wholecut with a twist

Dear All, A wholecut oxford is sometimes just too classic and predictable but not this one! Our Tony II in Dark Brown Museum Calf and Black presents a nice and sleek alternative to the classic wholecut that, will leave many admiring your feet. The Tony II comes on the LPB last and I feel it gives a lovely silhouette to this model. The fun is in in the ‘bouncy ball’ design which is not something commonly seen. We wanted to design something that has a fun twist yet remaining classic and elegant. Whilst this isn’t going to break records for […]

May 11, 2017

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The Windermere- A Perfect Half Brogue

Dear All, There are some shoes in my collection that are for special occasions or to go with specific outfits and then there are shoes which are the ‘go-to’ shoes for pretty much any outfit. The Windermere half brogue certainly falls into my ‘go-to’ category as a shoe which I can wear confidently with most attires. We have for this SS17 added the Caramel Calf (pics below) which has been very well received as the ideal tan shoe. With tan and different shades of brown becoming more acceptable in the office or work place, I feel our Windermere model has […]

May 9, 2017

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London Super Trunk Show – Special Discount

Dear All, I hope you are all getting off to a great start to the week and if not, I have something to cheer you up! Just wanted to remind you all about the Super Trunk Show we are Co-hosting this Saturday (details below). We are offering a special 1 day only offer of 20% discount* including MTO for those that come along on the day! We understand that not all of you will be able to make it so felt we should also offer something to you. We are therefore applying a 10% discount (starting today) to those who cannot attend on […]

April 27, 2017

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear Trunk Show x Cad & The Dandy

  We are delighted to announce our latest Trunk Show in collaboration with the esteemed Savile Row Tailors Cad & The Dandy. We will be showcasing our entire Spring/Summer Collection and also our MTO service, As with all Trunk Shows, we will be offering a little treat over the two days for those of you who can make it. For those of you whom are unfamiliar with this exciting brand see their story below: Cad and the Dandy was founded in London in 2008 by Ian Meiers and James Sleater. Forward thinking and with an eye for fine craftsmanship, the […]

April 4, 2017

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Brown Oxfords- A must have

Dear All, After living in London for only 6 years I have definitely seen a rise in the amount of Men wearing Brown shoes with business attire which makes me happy. Whilst I do agree there is a need to wear Black shoes with some outfits I also think wearing Brown shoes with suits looks far better and should not be frowned upon. There are more shades of Brown leather than one can fathom but a classic ‘Mid-Brown’ shoe is a must have in your shoe collection. Whether it be a classic Cap-Toe Oxford like our Magnolia in Cedar Calf […]