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His name is Justin FitzPatrick. Writes a shoe blog called the 'Shoe Snob' and sells shoes to IGents under the rather egocentric name of 'J.FitzPatrick'.

Specialises in selling tasteless colourful leather shoes and arcane shoe designs which the iGents cant find anywhere else. Makes them in Portugal and sells them over the internet and through a shop in London. Some of the ugliest most ridiculous shoes available which is really something.

Was known when he used to hang around with West End tailors and shoemakers as an alcoholic who liked to get into fights outside some of the popular pubs in the area.

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So he’s not all bad then
 

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So he’s not all bad then
well, some might agree to disagree. at least, he apprenticed in italy and with tony gaziano, while he doesn't claim to be a shoemaker in the sense of the word, he made half a dozen pairs or so for himseld. TG also supported him with the development of the lasts for his JFP brand.
fwiw, I quite like some of them. I'd say the product falls under the "good bang for the buck" category.
 

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well, some might agree to disagree. at least, he apprenticed in italy and with tony gaziano, while he doesn't claim to be a shoemaker in the sense of the word, he made half a dozen pairs or so for himseld. TG also supported him with the development of the lasts for his JFP brand.
fwiw, I quite like some of them. I'd say the product falls under the "good bang for the buck" category.

Hang on a minute. Hang on just a minute. Justin Fitzpatrick is marketed as a bespoke shoemaker who occasionally sells other people's RTW. Now you telling me it's the other way round? He first burst onto the scene, more or less, when Hugo Jacomet organised a kind of trunk show back in 2011 or 12, and it was all shoemaker this and bespoke that and Corthay whathaveyou. Am I missing something?
 

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all I'm saying is, that he has first hand experience in shoemaking. pls reread, he is not calling himself a shoemaker but he is close with TG. he had his shoe shine booth at G&H and started his own RTW brand JFP shoes several years ago. can you follow?

later on he got involved with trunk shows via Jacomet and the usual suspects. he never hided his close relation and preference for G&G. imo, he is an ok guy as far as his igent affinity goes.

Hang on a minute. Hang on just a minute. Justin Fitzpatrick is marketed as a bespoke shoemaker who occasionally sells other people's RTW. Now you telling me it's the other way round? He first burst onto the scene, more or less, when Hugo Jacomet organised a kind of trunk show back in 2011 or 12, and it was all shoemaker this and bespoke that and Corthay whathaveyou. Am I missing something?
 

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On Shoe Snob, Justin Fitzpatrick, he seems to make things which appeal to the iGent crowd, pointless frippery like using cloth on a shoe, or strange colours, or arcane designs like the button boot which even men at the turn of the last century dropped as they are so impractical.

I think he suffers from short man syndrome as he's an angry midget from what Ive heard about him. Used to get drunk and disorderly outside some of the pubs near Savile Row :rolleyes: Last I heard he went back to the US where he is originally from. Hopefully he's swapped English pints for the watery American bottled beer so he's not having a swing at people on a Friday night anymore!
 

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"Could you remove your glove before jacking me off?"

"Wouldn't that be too cold for you?"

"I prefer the natural feel of your hand :)"

"You put a smile on my face"
On our friend Sven Schneider I sold him something online some time back and he was a perfect gent. Decent fellow.

He dresses in an old world way, but then he had old fashioned good manners too so got to respect him for that.
 

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Much of the iGentry are short of stature.
Our Doll Sarto is 1,90 meters tall, as Clint!

I am in love with the coco!

On our friend Sven Schneider I sold him something online some time back and he was a perfect gent. Decent fellow.

He dresses in an old world way, but then he had old fashioned good manners too so got to respect him for that.
I specially like when he wrote an article about dressing books and put his own one as number one, very good (narcissistic) manner.
 

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His name is Justin FitzPatrick. Writes a shoe blog called the 'Shoe Snob' and sells shoes to IGents under the rather egocentric name of 'J.FitzPatrick'.

Specialises in selling tasteless colourful leather shoes and arcane shoe designs which the iGents cant find anywhere else. Makes them in Portugal and sells them over the internet and through a shop in London. Some of the ugliest most ridiculous shoes available which is really something.

Was known when he used to hang around with West End tailors and shoemakers as an alcoholic who liked to get into fights outside some of the popular pubs in the area. Complete jackass.

https://www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com/collections/boutique

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Johnny1 Johnny1 Careful Johnny, he'll give you a good tongue lashing if he reads this.

I always liked looking at his photos in the blog, but l preferred to avoid his writing. Some people's writing just rubs me the wrong way, and shoesnob was good at it.

Did he used to get into punch ups?
 

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Johnny1 Johnny1 Careful Johnny, he'll give you a good tongue lashing if he reads this.

I always liked looking at his photos in the blog, but l preferred to avoid his writing. Some people's writing just rubs me the wrong way, and shoesnob was good at it.

Did he used to get into punch ups?
Well he used to get drunk in one pub in particular, start fights over nothing with random punters, then have hissy fits with a bit of pushing and shoving. Maybe he's upset his blue shoes aren't selling like hot cakes.
 

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They used to be a feature on US Army boots (1943?) but their purpose has always baffled me, especially when most military gear is designed from a ‘form follows function’ basis.
They were a feature on many European army boots too, before those armies switched to modern hiking boot designs. The French used them in the field until 2014 or so. And they are still issued.

The strap has an important purpose: it prevents anything snagging on the speed hooks, especially parachute lines. For this reason, boots designed for parachuting use eyelets rather than hooks.
 

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They were a feature on many European army boots too, before those armies switched to modern hiking boot designs. The French used them in the field until 2014 or so. And they are still issued.

The strap has an important purpose: it prevents anything snagging on the speed hooks, especially parachute lines. For this reason, boots designed for parachuting use eyelets rather than hooks.
Hmm, makes sense. I worked with French Foreign Legion guys with canvas boots like this and Portuguese ‘Paraquedistas’ paras with them in brown leather.

Speedhooks in general need to die a painful death
I thought this, until experiencing White’s speedhooks.
 

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They were a feature on many European army boots too, before those armies switched to modern hiking boot designs. The French used them in the field until 2014 or so. And they are still issued.

The strap has an important purpose: it prevents anything snagging on the speed hooks, especially parachute lines. For this reason, boots designed for parachuting use eyelets rather than hooks.
Every day’s a school day - interesting.
I don’t like speed hooks either but the need for ‘urban warriors’ to be wearing massive clumpy military or hiking boots has always struck me as de trop. Outside of people in Scandi, Canada etc, for most other people there are a few days in the year when you have to abandon all pretensions of style and break out the parka and wellingtons - aside from that the need for military or alpine boots escapes me.
 

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