J FitzPatrick Appreciation Thread

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    ^ Will the boots require a hook to take on/off?
     
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    no they won't. You can do it with your fingers. It is a bit challenging at first but gets easier and easier every time you wear them, especially as the leather (and button holes) break in
     
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    I think they are tremendous! Especially the lighter brown version. Really well done, and at an attractive price!
     
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    Quote:That's my fave as well.
     
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    Beautiful button boots. I see a pair of caramel/tan boots coming my way!
     
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    Hazel button boots ordered!
     
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    Dear Grumpton,

    Thanks for your interest and kind words

    I don't know much about Laszlo Vass fit so I cannot comment there.

    But based on the Park Ave and knowing that quite well, I can say that the NGT will fit similar to that (possibly even a smidgen more forgiving). I will say that the leather that I use (for both of the colors you are interested in) is a crust leather and will be softer than the AE leather. So it might be snug at first in the width but should break in quickly.

    However of course I cannot guarantee anything as you seem to have feet like mine that swell about a quarter to half size after excessive walking.

    -Justin
     
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    Had the opportunity in London to see Justin's line in person today & glad I made the time.

    Just for context, I have a decent size shoe collection, and mostly buy mid-level English shoes like C&J, Mid-level English-made Paul Stuart's, some Alfred Sargent, etc. J. Fitzpatrick's quality doesn't seem to give up anything to any of these.

    First of all was fortunate to run into Justin himself at the store, which made the visit pretty special, talking shoes with the guy that conceived them.

    Second of all, a poster said it recently but i want to echo it, the shoes look a level or two more impressive in person than they do online.

    The ENTIRE line of welted shoes (I didn't really spend time on the new driving loafers) each have every detail finished to an extremely refined level. The apron stitching of the montlake, for example, is gorgeous, and the choice of lasts always seems well selected for each design.

    Also, I had seen the Freemont II many times on the site, but never noticed the sharp chisel last like I did in person, this is a super sexy shoe in person.

    I was very tempted by the Freemont II in a deep dark brown, but ended up getting the laurelhurst in burgundy, a shoe I have admired since first stumbling across the brand online. I'm generally a pretty opportunistic shopper that loves a bargain, but i had no hesitation paying full list price, which isn't like me!

    There wasn't a shoe in the lineup I couldn't see myself enjoying (ok maybe the stefano and the button boots are for someone a little more brave, though I appreciate their design), and I think the fact each design works so well is a testament to a special passion for the details that Justin has.

    I'd be surprised if I didn't buy another J. Fitzpatrick pair someday.
     
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    Seems easy enough! Let's see when I get my navy ones :)
     

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