journal: Footwear

Double Monk Strap Shoes

The double monk strap shoe is one of the most unique shoes you can buy. It gracefully embodies a number of contradictions. Its of the moment but also very classic. Its simply designed but surprisingly intricate. It comes from a formal background but can be very casual when you want it to be.

We have a number of double monk strap styles in stock at a wide range of prices and styles. From the suede 505 from St. Crispin’s to the oak Ramsey from Alfred Sargent, all would be a versatile and character-filled addition to your wardrobe.

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Quoddy Boat Moc & Maliseet, Restock

Another shipment of Quoddy Maliseet’s and Boat Moc’s arrived at Leffot. These shoes are about as classic as you can get in moccasin territory. The Maliseet is Brown Chromexcel, complimented by a red brick camp sole, deerskin lining, four eyelets, and rawhide laces.

The Quoddy Boat Moc in vibrant Whiskey Cavelier is the perfect casual, comfortable shoe to wear with jeans or khakis. They’re unlined, so you can wear these without socks in summer or with socks in spring. Shorts, jeans, khakis are made to compliment these beautiful shoes.

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Alden Unlined Snuff Suede Loafer

Alden’s Unlined Snuff Suede Loafer is possibly the easiest, most comfortable shoe you can get. These are a classic Alden model known as the Leisure Handsewn, or LHS for short, a shoe built on the Van last. Made in unlined snuff suede, this shoe fits like a sock, wrapping your foot in light and vibrant suede. With it’s oil-soaked flex welt, these loafers and light and flexible. This is the kind of shoe that you forget you have on.

We have a lot of experience with this color of suede. It is extremely versatile, pairing wonderfully with the indigo and white denim or the charcoal gray of wool dress slacks.

Van Last, Unlined Snuff Suede, Flex Welt

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Saint Crispin’s Trunk Show

Mr. Phillip Carr, Managing Director of Saint Crispin’s, will be here for on April 23rd and 24th for a Trunk Show, we invite you to join us.

Founded in 1992 Saint Crispin’s is recognized as a leader in design and craftsmanship of fine European footwear. As such they only work with very fine selected partners around the world. Leffot is very proud to be among this exclusive group.

Headquartered in Vienna, Saint Crispin’s does not follow the Viennese tradition exclusively but produces a style, which is appreciated all over the world.

Their workshop is located in Brasov, Romania, where a small team of artisan’s, craftsmen and women have been highly trained within the company. Some key employees have been with them for nearly 20 years. This continuity reinforces the extremely high level of quality and consistency found in their shoes.

With an output of approximately 1,200 pairs per year Saint Crispin’s is one the smallest shoe manufactures in Europe but highly appreciated amongst shoe and fashion aficionados all over the world for their craftsmanship and design.

Since they can answer nearly any request regarding design, color, material used or just simple accessories like hand-stitched applications they excel at made to order shoes. That is because the business model is based on single pair orders, which allows them to respond to the request of customers with a delivery time between 7 to 9 weeks.

 

 

 

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Ivy Loafer Restock

There really is something to be said for simplicity. It takes great design and execution to pull it of successfully. In terms of footwear, our Ivy loafers are basically as simple as a leather shoe gets, utilizing a few details that put these shoes front and center.

Made in lustrous Horween shell cordovan, each pair of Ivy loafers is meticulously sewn by hand. The simple design allows the deep shine of the leather to resonate in the subtle folds of the toe and wide expanse of the shoe’s unadorned vamp.

With a little aging, this unlined shoe will mold to your feet, developing an individual character of its own. These are so lightweight, flexible and soft you may not want to take them off.

Our Ivy Loafers are made exclusively for Leffot by the good folks at Rancourt & Co. Lewiston, Maine. We have them in relatively limited supply in two colors, the Natural and Navy.

Navy Shell Cordovan

Natural Shell Cordovan

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Edward Green Holborn, Black Patent

Patent leather is the ultimate material when it comes to formal wear. Spring time is the perfect time to break it out, both for formal events as well as dressed down with jeans or slim pants as a chic look.

The Edward Green Holborn in black patent leather and cement soles is a lightweight and soft shoe that is a comfortable as it is beautiful.

Holborn, 82 Last, Black Patent Leather, Cement Soles

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Church’s Suede Kaber – Restock

For a couple of years now we’ve stocked Church’s Kaber in brown calf. It is one of the most unique shoes we stock, with loads of style. It’s a loafer, monk strap, kiltie and brogue all in one. The only thing it’s missing is laces and a zipper.

Now this popular shoe is back in two colors of suede. The lush navy suede is the perfect balance between subtly and individuality, making it perfect to wear with more formal attire as well as casually. The more casual burnished brown suede version is made in a distressed leather that gives it loads of character.

173 Last, Navy Suede, Single Leather Soles

173 Last, Brown Burnished Suede, Diamond Rubber Soles

 

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Alden x Leffot Longwing, Color 8 w/ Antique Edge

One of our favorite Alden x Leffot shoes has returned. The Color 8 shell cordovan Longwing is “the classic” Alden shoe, a monolith of American style and versatility. Our updated version is only slightly changed from the original, but the change makes all the difference.

Made with an antiqued sole edge and per-stitched reverse welt, the shoe is lustrous and sophisticated. Built on the Barrie last with oil soaked double waterlock soles, for a softer, more flexible fit they are sure to improve with age.

Barrie Last, Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Double Waterlock Soles

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