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Suede Loafers Archive

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

September 21, 2016

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Samples- where the inspiration starts

  Dear All, Hope you are having a great week. Many of you may or may not know how long it takes to come up with the model that you see in each Ready to wear collection. It is a long process from an idea that Justin has sketched on a piece of paper to the finished article available to buy online or in store. When I worked on Savile Row and Jermyn St in previous jobs, being part of Management I got to see alot of how the design teams came up with garments ready for a collection which […]

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 […]