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June 12, 2017

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The LPB- A Soft Chisel

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 LPB Soft Chisel Last. The soft chisel last is the tamer Brother of the MGF Sharp chisel (See previous post). It’s softer lines ensure a safer look and in fact can complement just about any style. The LPB last is no exception and would look good with any suit or smart trouser. Pair it with your heavy English flannel or your lightweight Italian wool and […]

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 26, 2017

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The Roosevelt- Two Tones for Summer

Dear All, It’s the time of year when you can add a bit of boldness and colour to your daily outfit. What better way than to wear a two tone oxford to set you apart from the crowd. We decided to discontinue our older two tone model (the Rainier) and to release our new version The Roosevelt and we are really pleased with the outcome. We have 3 colourways for SS17 and all have their own characteristics that will work with specific attires. My personal favourite is the Burgundy/Blue Suede as I love this colour combination in general and this […]

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 19, 2017

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The Lynwood- Our New Hand-Sewn Derby

Dear All, We have long been thinking about hopping on board with a Ready to Wear Derby and the time has now come. We have introduced the Lynwood into this Spring/Summer collection in 6 colours to ensure there is a model for all occasions and outfits. Whilst we know the most famous model is a split-toe Derby, we wanted to keep the front clean and thus not have this feature. The new model also comes on our new last, the SEA last. Features of this last are that it has a more Symmetrical shape from the forefoot to the toe […]

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 […]

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 […]