Puget - Caramel Calf
Every man needs a cap toe oxford in his arsenal. Scratch that -- every man needs a few cap toe oxfords in his arsenal! Arguably the shoe most universally recognized as "elegant," the cap toe oxford is a design that commands respect in every setting where taste and refinement are recognized, and accordingly it has been a staple piece in elegant wardrobes across the world for decades.
Recognizing that this is a style that men wear often, we're expanding our cap toe collection with new "Puget" models from our JF Line. The classic cap toe oxford meets our chiseled Saint Helens last, and now sits on the rubberized Street Walker sole. The result is a dashing, timeless, infinitely wearable oxford -- rain or shine!
Caramel Calf is a 2023 addition to our JF Line colorways, offering a warmer, summery alternative to its more austere "Dark Oak" counterpart. Pair these caramel beauties with your summer linens for a sharp and color-balanced effect.
Saint Helens Last
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 up to 14 days. Custom patinas will increase delivery time by up to 28 days.
If you prefer one courier over the other, and wish to pay the difference, please indicate this in the notes section of your order. Any failure to do, will result in using the default courier that pffers the best price. Before sending your parcel, we will send an invoice to cover the difference in pricing (should there by any).
Any and all import duties/fees 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.
You will pay a different shipping price for cart value of $100 or less, $101-$200, $201-$400 and above $400.
The Puget cap-toe oxfords in caramel calf are excellent. As part of the "entry level" JF Line they are an excellent addition to your rotation of shoes. I'd stress the point that the "entry level" shoes are better than the vast majority of other shoes at this price point. There are some finishes, etc. that you get at the higher price-point of the J. FitzPatrick line, but you do not sacrifice style or comfort here. The Pugets have a nice chisel toe and present a more elegant profile. The leathers are great quality and the color is warm and pairs well with a variety slacks/trousers/pants. They are comfortable right out of the box and there is almost no break-in needed. The city rubber soles are durable and wear well.
In all honesty...I'd like to pick up another 1-2 pairs in other colors. I highly recommend these. Another beautiful, elegant, and comfortable shoe from the folks at J. Fitzpatrick and at a value price (great combo of price, construction, and style).