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Penny Loafers Archive

September 4, 2017

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After having had a successful launch to our MTO program, and giving a good year of make-ups, we at J.FitzPatrick Footwear felt that it was finally time to offer a deal on our MTO program by knocking off 50% of the MTO fee from now until the end of Sept. Our MTO program is very flexible and there are many things that you can do within in, short of copying other models and/or creating a brand new pattern. But with a little vision, many things can be changed to create a very unique piece of footwear. We also offer very competitive MTO prices […]

June 26, 2017

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Summer Party Season- Loafers are a must

Dear All, I hope you had a pleasant weekend. Summer is pretty much in full swing which also means plenty more parties; including BBQs, a day at the races, Henley Regatta, Wimbledon and many more garden parties happening. Finding the correct outfit to wear at all these events is quite challenging but I think Loafers are always a winner. (Unless in enclosures with specific dress codes) I recently went to the Epsom Races (not in Royal enclosure) so could wear something ‘smart/casual’. I ended up wearing a Blue Suede loafer with navy chinos, blue shirt and a rather bright linen […]

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 […]

March 31, 2017

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The Hawthorne- Butterfly Loafers for all occassions

Dear All,   Wishing you a pleasant Friday. As the weekend approaches and the weather starting to turn (for the better) it is time to start thinking about the Spring/Summer shoe choices. We believe that we have now got a loafer that will suit anyone’s needs, whether it be formal business attire right down to the most casual outfit. We are excited about the release of the Hawthorne Butterfly Loafer and the 6 colour options. For such an iconic model there is actually not that many brands that offer this shoe in their ready to wear collection. We have taken […]

December 28, 2016

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Time to plan the NYE Party

Dear All, Hope you had a very Merry Christmas. It’s now that time in between Christmas and New Years where it is possible to either continue the festivities or relax for a few days before seeing the New Year come to it’s end- most likely with a party! There are lots of different options for a New Years party and no matter which you are attending, there is a shoe for every occasion! Black Tie- I would recommend wearing a highly shined black oxford. For a unique yet classy look the Aurora (above) would make a great choice for this […]

June 29, 2016

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The Madison Loafer- for all occasions.

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 13, 2016

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Summertime Blues – The Madison in Navy Suede

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 […]

April 11, 2016

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Go Green for 2016

I have always loved a dark green color for using in footwear. The only problem is that historically it has been hard to sell. But as the world keeps turning and more people, day by day, become more open to the idea of venturing outside of the norm you find that a dark green leather shoes is not so strange after all. And as job dress-codes become more and more relaxed it becomes even easier to think about being different. So I felt that 2016 was going to be the year that everyone would let their hair down and start […]

March 7, 2016

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Canvas is Coming!

I have a prediction that you will start to see more canvas in footwear, coming soon. May not be in this year, but definitely for next year if not 2016. Everything goes back on itself and canvas was once a material often used in footwear. But you don’t see if as often anymore, not outside of fashion. But it is a good, hard wearing material. I have seen Converse Chuck Taylors last 10 years worn nearly every day. Of course, they look like hell but the canvas has upheld. So why not use it more? It is more casual than […]

October 14, 2015

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Madison – Our Penny Loafer

I used to hate penny loafers, at least the ones that they were selling at Nordstrom, like the classic one by Cole Haan and those of Allen Edmonds. Now I love them. They are great for just about every occasion, with the exception of high formal attire. What I love most about them, is how good they look with jeans. As society progresses, I feel like it is more and more acceptable to wear jeans in the workplace (outside of the standard suit wearing industries like finance/accounting/lawyers etc), providing that one always looks smart. And when wearing a nice slim […]