J.Fitzpatrick shoes, instant classic with a twist.

Apr 03, 2013

As we mentioned in a recent post, we recently attended the launch of the shoe brand J.Fitzpatrick, hosted by the great tailor Gieves and Hawkes, based at n°1 Savile Row. A superb collection that definitely pleases the eye, it’s also surprisingly inexpensive for such quality.

But before we talk about the shoes themselves, let’s focus on their creator, one of those passionate guys that you can meet sometimes in the high end men’s style universe. Justin Fitzpatrick is a young American who loves shoes, and decided a few years ago to leave his native Washington state, and cross the ocean towards Italy. In Florence he learned for 10 months how to craft amazing shoes, with one the best shoemakers of the country. Then, he decided to move to England, where he opened a shoe shine stand at Gieves and Hawkes. A difficult and underestimated skill, as we already pointed out in a former article

In the meantime, Justin Fitzpatrick writes a blog, The Shoe Snob, well known among the men’s style aficionados. A true bible for all the footwear lovers, and a wealth of information about shoe crafting, his blog is uniting the two things we love at Monsieur London: style and know-how. 

But no more talking! Let’s take a look at J.Fitzpatrick shoe collection, available of course at Gieves and Hawkes, on Savile Row. The choice of products offered by Justin and his business partner Ngoni Tshekeche is particularly wide for a first collection, from brogues to loafers via oxfords, derbys and even boots. Two details can be pointed out: the colour choice, smart, lively and innovative, and the work made on materials, which combines leather and suede in a totally mastered way. 

You can find the whole range of products on the Shoe Snob blog, but here are our favorite ones, starting with Justin Fitzpatrick signature shoes.



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