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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 […]

July 6, 2017

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The TMG Last- Classic Round

  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 TMG Classic Round Last. The classically round shaped toe that the TMG last displays can take you wherever you want to go: from boardrooms to ballrooms. It’s subtle shape ensures an elegant look no matter what style of shoe it is made on. If you are a classic man, then our TMG last is the one that will suit your needs best. This last is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 21, 2016

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Summer is Here – Get Your Drivers Out!

Today is the first day of Summer, the Sun has been out and it is quite humid here in London. I am in a pair of leather sole suede shoes but I wouldn’t be disappointed to have some comfortable driving shoes on today to give my feet not only a bit of a breather, but also a bit of soft comfort. The hotter it gets, the more I lean towards that idea. That’s the thing about the heat, it begs for comfort, ease and simplicity. That is what driving loafers give you. And the great thing about them is that […]

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 […]

June 24, 2015

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J.FitzPatrick Driving Loafers Now In!!

  I have always preached that paying upwards of £250-£300 for a driving loafers was crazy and unjust by the company. There is no reason they should cost that much, especially without having a leather sole on them. Since then, it has been my quest to offer something that was as good as can be at the best price that could be. Of course, I had to knock out my main passion first, which were GY welted beauties, but once I got that sorted, my next project was these and they are finally here and ready to be put on […]

March 25, 2015

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Pitti Uomo Pays Off

When you go to Pitti and are standing in the main bit where everybody is congregating, all you see are all the famous internet “Style Icons” and a load of photographers. There are so many pictures being taken that you never know where one of them could end up. I always make a joke that for all I know, me or one of my friends could be on some massive billboard in central Tokyo. While that is nothing more than a joke, what is more realistic is what I came across today, in which a friend sent over a picture […]