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J FitzPatrick Appreciation Thread

The Shoe Snob

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Justin - Do you still sell Saphir products? I couldn't find them at JFitzPatrick or The Shoe Snob.
I do not....they do at The Shoe Snob though


I no longer run the accessories company fyi. I sold the rights to it, to focus on my shoe brand
 

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Picked up this pair of lightly used Marcos loafers on eBay that will be put into service as house slippers.

Cannot find any data on the MFC last anyone know what it is like?

Does the "S" circled mean this was a Second or a Sample?

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Picked up this pair of lightly used Marcos loafers on eBay that will be put into service as house slippers.

Cannot find any data on the MFC last anyone know what it is like?

Does the "S" circled mean this was a Second or a Sample?

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MFC last was one that I used when I launched the brand. It was one that my factory had in their stock and allowed me to use. I never liked the fit of it and only intended to use lasts that I created, so after I launched, I quickly developed my own set of chisel last. Once ready, I replaced this last with those.

The S will refer to it being sold in a sample sale. No one can tell you if it was a 2nd or not. If you see some noticeable flaw in it then yes, it was a 2nd. If not, then it was just leftover/old stock that we got rid of in a sample sale. It was most likely the latter as I did not have this model around long enough to make many 2nds of it
 

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Hey,
Any plans for relaunching Olympia sneaker? I believe I saw sneakpeak on Instagram some time ago, hinting new factory?
 

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Hey,
Any plans for relaunching Olympia sneaker? I believe I saw sneakpeak on Instagram some time ago, hinting new factory?
yes, but the world crisis put a major dent on that and probably won't do so now until next year as it will most likely be too late now to get them launched in the time frame that I had wanted to
 

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Cross post from the boot thread.

More boots in the pipeline:

Brand: J.FitzPatrick
Model: Snoqualmie
Last: TMG
Sole: Rubber
Colour: Rugged brown

Note: This boots bought from J.FitzPatrick are a great option for jeans, chinos and cords. The quality of the leather is surprising. The sizing advice in the web site is accurate. I believe that J.FitzPatrick revived the traditional hicking boot for (almost) city use, nowadays Cheaney and Barker are offering something similar. Maybe a black grain MTO could be added to my bucket list.


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Question about the LPB/MGF last.

The website says it fits "more like an ee than an e." I generally wear a US8EEE shoe or occasionally US8.5E (8.5E brannock). Do you think I could get away with the UK7.5E in the LPB/MGF, or would I need to go to a UK7F or even a UK7.5F?

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Question about the LPB/MGF last.

The website says it fits "more like an ee than an e." I generally wear a US8EEE shoe or occasionally US8.5E (8.5E brannock). Do you think I could get away with the UK7.5E in the LPB/MGF, or would I need to go to a UK7F or even a UK7.5F?

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I am glad that you commented as I need to update that for US sizing, as when I wrote that I was a UK based brand, so was basically saying that it is wider than a standard width (more like an American E, than a D). As per your question, it is hard to answer as I have had some compare against their AE 'E' width and say it translates just fine, but then some others that needed F. It's hard to really say unfortunately as fit is so subjective. If your true size is US8EEE and you really need that width, I fear that the US8.5 might be quite snug.
 

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I am glad that you commented as I need to update that for US sizing, as when I wrote that I was a UK based brand, so was basically saying that it is wider than a standard width (more like an American E, than a D). As per your question, it is hard to answer as I have had some compare against their AE 'E' width and say it translates just fine, but then some others that needed F. It's hard to really say unfortunately as fit is so subjective. If your true size is US8EEE and you really need that width, I fear that the US8.5 might be quite snug.
I may have to break down and just purchase a pair of the UK7.5E and just to try getting my fit down and then doing a MTO if I need a different size. I do wish there were some of the button up boots on either of those two lasts without doing the MTO.
 

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Justin - Do you still sell Saphir products? I couldn't find them at JFitzPatrick or The Shoe Snob.
No, I stopped selling accessories a while ago. I sold the rights to sell my accessory range as well. They sell Saphir products at www.theshoesnob.com but I no longer control this site.

I now only sell JF branded shoe trees and that is it for now

Edit: sorry realized I already answered this, but I think that this was more in-depth
 

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