J.FitzPatrick Footwear - JF Line
Alder - Mocha Suede
Chelsea boots are a universal favorite, from the board room to the concert stage and everywhere in between. Simple detailing and supreme convenience make the Chelsea an enduring style; add beautiful materials and Goodyear-welted construction to the mix and the result is a pair of JF "Alder" chelseas.
The Baker last creates a soft silhouette for these chelseas, while their rubber Street Walker Soles ensure tough-wearing boots that keep a slim profile. This pair in Mocha Suede is a dark and casual style, perfect for being subtly worn with a suit, or for a night out on the town.
**Please note, the Baker Last plus Chelsea pattern creates a very generous mid-to-forefoot region. We recommend sizing down 1/2 size from your typical JF size***
When adding a custom patina to your order, please specify in your cart checkout notes what color and style of patina you would like--whether it's something we've done before, or something totally new! For patina prices and existing color references, please visit our patina service information page.
- Last Baker
- Italian Suede
- Leatherboard Heel Stiffeners
- Hand-Lasted Waists
- Open Channel Sole - Country Rubber
- Goodyear Welted
- Fully Leather Lined
- Made in Spain
The Baker is a classic medium-fitting last:
- Relatively generous forefoot (neither too wide nor too narrow)
- Medium instep
- Good for medium width feet
- Non-elongated last, very shaped to foot length and profile
- Hugging through heel and arch area
Keep the same size in what you wear from:
- Most Crockett & Jones classic fitting lasts - Non elongated
- Carmina lasts - Non elongated
- Allen edmonds classic fitting lasts (not wide lasts)
- Most benchgrade English brands - Non elongated
J.FitzPatrick shoes have a broad set of fit options, from true to size, on the slim side to more wide. It will be important to make sure you read about the specific last that you are looking to purchase.
One thing to note across the board is that our loafers have been cut on the snug side, compared to the rest of the models. We did this so that you do not need to 'size down' when going for a loafer, rather recommending you stick to your oxford size (**read exception below)
Here are a few general rules
- Our insteps would be considered generous
- All shoes with 6 eyelets will be even more generous in the instep
- Any model in full suede will feel more generous to its leather counterpart
- The boots have a forgiving instep in order for you to put them on easily
- Any monkstrap made on the MGF or LPB will feel more generous to its oxford counterpart
- If you wear your oxfords very snug, then size up for your loafers. However, for most we recommend taking the same size as your oxfords
The USPS 2-day priority mail service used within the US aims to arrive within 2-3 working days depending on location. This is not a guarantee, however. Your tracking number provided will keep you up to date with your parcel.
We look to ship out all purchases 1-2 working days after the time of purchase (weekends not included). During "Sale" periods we aim to ship between 2 -4 days after the time of purchase as the increase in orders affects our ability to be any quicker. Add-ons involving changes to your shoes (toe taps, rubber sole bottoms) will increase delivery time by 7-14 days. Custom patinas will increase delivery time by 14 days.
If you prefer another courier, such as UPS, USPS or FedEx and wish to pay the difference (if the one you want is more than the rate we pay to DHL), please indicate this in the notes section of your order. Any failure to do so, will result us using the DHL service. Before sending your parcel, we will send an invoice to cover the difference in pricing (should there by any).
Any and all import duties imposed by your local custom's officials on your parcel will be the responsibility of the customer to pay for. We do not control this and will not be held responsible for any surprises in charges as we do not impose them. Your government does. We declare the parcel at the value paid. We do no under-declare parcel values. Please do not ask us to do so.
Please note, if you reject your order for not wanting to pay the custom's import taxation, we will be charged a fee for the return shipping. This fee will come out of your refund as we will are not liable for this charge due to your error in ordering.
|Destination||$0.00 - $199.99||$200.00 - $399.99||+$400.00|
|USA (ex. AK, HI, PR)||$10||Free||Free|
|Alaska / Hawaii / Puerto Rico||$30||$15||Free|
|Asia - Zone 1||$50||$40||$30|
|Asia - Zone 2||$80||$75||$70|
|Hong Kong / Singapore / Japan / South Korea||$50||$35||$20|
|Australia / New Zealand||$50||$40||$30|
|Central America / Carribean||$50||$35||$20|
|UK / Europe (Zone 1)||$50||$35||$20|
|Europe (Zone 2)||$70||$60||$50|
|Nordic Countries / Switzerland||$60||$50||$40|
|Russia & Turkey||$70||$60||$50|
This was my first shoe purchase from Justin after following his blog and sage advice for many years. The quality of these boots – my first pair of Chelsea boots – is second to none, easily up there with the likes of Crockett & Jones. I did have to size down a half size from my usual UK 9 to 8.5 as they slipped a little on the back, but Justin was quick to replace my order once I sent them back. One thing to bear in mind – people will comment and ask where you got them!