This week, we brought you the introduction of our newest platform ‘Ask TEAMFP’ which you’ll now able to find live on our website.
In an effort to bring you, the community closer to our team, over the next couple of weeks we’ll be introducing to you some of the team members that will be on hand to offer you in-depth looks into product, in-store sizing guidance and styling advice whilst also being able to offer you a greater insight into our local community of Soho.
This week, we meet Fynn. Born and raised in leafy Surrey and having just graduated from LCF, Fynn takes us through his influences giving us an insight in to what Footpatrol means to him and the local community that surrounds us.
To start things off, tell us a bit about yourself and where you’re from?
I’m a 24 year old recent postgraduate of LCF. I was born and raised in Surrey and currently live in South London.
Where would you say you got your style influences from?
From the people I see everyday. If London is the fashion capital of the world that would make Soho the melting pot of style.
Who is your most listened to artist right now?
Probably either Rodriguez Jr. or Dominik Eulberg
What’s it like to be a part of the Footpatrol Family and what made you want to join?
I go to work to see my mates, what more could you ask for from a “job”. Footpatrol has always felt like a second family, now so more than ever. Footpatrol has always been the original destination store for kicks, it was a no brainer when the offer was presented to me.
What makes Soho so important to you?
I think Soho is the soul of what feels like an increasingly corporate London. There is always something going on, whether that’s a drop or people enjoying themselves too much at the pubs.
If you had to pick one brand to wear, what would it be and why?
Acne Studios for sure. Minimalist good quality pieces that you can pick up for a decent price if you know where to look.
Would have to be the New Balance x JJJJound 990v3. Although I haven’t been able to grab 1 of the 100, the brown hues on the most comfortable New Balance model is a winner. Someone find me a UK9 please.
What’s the most common question you hear when you’re with a customer?
“What have you got out back for me?” Haha!
Can you explain the benefits of the Ask Team FP service?
Now more than ever as we approach the ‘new normal’ the ASK TEAMFP service can benefit the customer massively. We can showcase our extensive product range and check stock availability but more importantly we can showcase our safety precautions to ensure the customer they are stepping into a safe environment!
What does Footpatrol mean to you?
Footpatrol has allowed me to work within an industry that was previously just an interest. It has allowed me to meet like minded people over meaningful conversations creating a real community not in a department store or boutique but the streets.
Top 3 pairs you own?
Nike x Union Air Jordan 1 ‘Black Toe’
Nike Air Jordan 4 ‘Classic Green’
New Balance x Stray Rats 990v3 ‘Reprise Joker Grey’
Where is the best place to go in Soho?
There are so many great record stores in Soho. You should definitely drop by our neighbours Sister Ray or Reckless Records if you’re into your music.
If you had to pick one place to get food in the area where would you recommend?
If you are looking for a good value quick bite look no further than the friendly Father/Son duo of Soho Joe and Cookhouse Joe on Berwick and D’Arblay Street.
How important is it to get to know the customer?
In this industry it’s important to get to know the customer on both a business and personal level. It can feel like the interaction with brands is confined to an impersonal instagram centric level. Over the 18 years we’ve been open regular customers have become good friends of the Footpatrol family.
If you had to describe yourself in 1 word what would it be?