Puyallup - Gold Museum Calf / Forest Tweed
Style is all about reinvention and the button boot is the perfect example of that notion. Being popularized in the late 1800’s and being worn throughout the Edwardian/Victorian eras, you once found that it was the common form of footwear for those of style, and of course, means.
The Puyallup is a newer addition to our button boot collection due to the brogueing and cap toe. This new colorway in Gold Museum / Forest Tweed is the perfect color palette for the upcoming season. Pair with fawn to navy trousers and a nice tweed sports jacket to complete the look.
Please note that button hooks are sold separately.
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.
Please note that leather is an organic material which will experience natural variations in color. We strive for consistency during production, and do our best to accurately represent each style’s color under natural light, but minor variations may nevertheless occur. If you would like to preview photos of the specific pair you would be receiving, please let us know via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Last NGT
- Ilcea Museum Calf (Italy) / Forest Tweed
- Buttons by Richard James Weldon
- Leatherboard Heel Stiffeners
- Hand-Lasted Waists
- Indented 5 Brass Nails
- Leather/Metal combination shank (no plastic)
- Single Leather Flex Sole
- Goodyear Welted
- Fully Leather Lined
- Made in Spain
- This color will need to be stripped to add a custom patina
The NGT is our smart-round last. Its slender silhouette and elongated toe box result in a classic, elegant style.
The NGT is one our more refined fitting lasts, and is therefore more suited for narrow to medium width feet:
- Narrower/shallower forefoot
- Less voluminous (but not “low”) instep
- Hugging arch area
- Elongated shape
- Not good for wide feet
- Fits more generously on boots than on shoes
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.
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|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|
I am really torn with these boots. On one hand they are so beautiful and comfortable to wear, on the other hand the buttons are horrendous to do up. It’s not the time it takes, it’s the fact that they are difficult
Hello Caroline, sorry to hear that you are having trouble with the buttons. While the buttons can be done by hand, which is beyond tidious, they are supposed to be fastened with a button hook, which we do sell. We understand being frustrated with the process, but are a little disheartened by a 3 star review for a beautiful, well made product. I can tell you that they do get easier with time. Best of luck. -J.FitzPatrick Footwear
There is almost nothing like this on the market and especially not at this price point. The first time I saw the Puyallup in photos I was polarised by its unique style, like something crafted by elves from Lord of the Rings it was too elegant and natural to be for the world of men.
It all makes sense once you start pairing it with outfits, the green tweed and brown leather go with all the staples; blue, grey, beige, green... casual with jeans, smart with a suit, in between with a sweater. The height is perfect for both high or low break pants and the last elegant enough to flatter any ankles.
Not only are these one of my most versatile pairs I get compliments almost every time I wear them. The only downsides are it'll take a week or two to start moulding to your foot and you might get a blister but long term comfort is amazing. You'll be a pro at doing the buttons in no time as well, I get in and out of them faster than anything except loafers.
Justin pushes the envelope both in style and value for money as well as personally answering your questions on size, shipping, stock etc. A worthy addition to any wardrobe and a brand worth your while.
This is a beautiful shoe aesthetically. The tweed paired with the leather is an excellent, noticeable but reserved pattern. The buttons add a sense of uniqueness that is rooted in Victorian charm. The stitching of the sole to the welt is very well done for this price range - superior and more tightly stitched than Allen Edmonds. No visible flaws in the construction. I love my Allen Edmonds Fifth Avenue dress boots in dark brown (now discontinued I believe), but this is now my most spectacular pair of shoes.
Literally the first day I wore these shoes out (I was nervous - these shoes are somewhat "loud" for where I live in a mid-sized city in the Southeast), I got two great compliments from total strangers - one man, one woman.
By way of comparison, I own 2 Allen Edmonds on the 65 last, 1 Allen Edmonds Randolph loafers (not sure which last), 1 Meermin loafers, 1 Churches oxfords (only bench grade, which seems to be fake leather), and a few other pairs of mediocre-good quality welted loafers. On an Allen Edmonds 65 last (Park Avenue, McAllister, Fifth Ave dress boot), I wear a 11.5D (although if there were something between a C and D, that would be me - I should probably push to 12 in C because the 65 last pinches my pinky toes in 11.5C in the McAllister). I purchased an 11.5 here on the NGT last. Wonderful fit. More snug than the Allen Edmonds D, but only just so. Perfect for me.
When I called for sizing, the first words I heard were "Hello this is Justin". Really, really cool to have spoken with the founder of this Company (and received patient, perfect fitting advice) before purchasing his shoes. That was a nice, "small town" touch that will make me remember my purchase. Very well done Justin. I am checking out only with a pair of your brown Magnolia oxfords right now.
If you are like me, you have now looked at these shoes 37 times and are still on the fence - "are they too much?" "$495 is a lot...". Just buy them. You won't regret it.
PS: Wear with olive green wool slacks and a blue button down to work for the perfect look.
I have a earlier version of these that I bought from Mr Fitzpatrick when he was still in London. Fortunately, the strength and skill needed in your fingers to button these up is developed quickly and a well worn pair can tear open to take off easily. The leather looks better on these newer ones, but mine come up to a heady polish and are spectacular with the right trousers.