journal: black

Alden Captoe Balmoral, Black Calfskin

The black captoe balmoral is the most classic style of dress shoe and is appropriate for any social function. We’re now stocking a pair from Alden in the Hampton last.

If you wear suits regularly, the captoe bal can be a standby, the kind of shoe that will look classic with any relatively formal suit. Wear it as a subtle, classic compliment to a serious wardrobe.

If you don’t wear suits on a regular basis, the captoe bal is just the shoe for special occasions. With care, you could wear these to every special occasion and important meeting that you attend for the rest of your life. Either way, you’ll be well dressed.

Hampton Last, Black Calfskin, Single Leather Soles

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Alfred Sargent Pimlico

Our trunk show with Alfred Sargent is this Thursday, November 15th. At the show, you can order custom made shoes both the Exclusive and Handgrade ranges. Many samples will be available to comparison and inspiration.

The Pimlico is a simple, elegant shoe for many occasions. It’s a shoe you can wear regularly and look well-dressed every time. Wear it with a dark suit to turn it into a complete, formal look. Beautiful black calfskin makes this shoe versatile and handsome. Made in Alfred Sargent’s Exclusive range

106 Last, Black Calfskin, Single Leather Soles

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Alfred Sargent Armfield

The black captoe balmoral shoe is a basic menswear necessity. Alfred Sargent’s Armfield, from their Exclusive Range, is just that shoe, made with a perfect combination of elegance, craftsmanship, and practicality.

If you wear suits regularly, the Armfield can be a standby, the kind of shoe that will look classic with any relatively formal suit. Wear it as a subtle, classic compliment to a serious wardrobe.

If you don’t wear suits on a regular basis, the Armfield is just the shoe for special occasions. With care, you could wear theses to every special occasion, and important meeting that you attend for the rest of your life. Either way, you’ll be well dressed.

And because the shoe has a sleek, streamlined last, you can even put these on with a dark pair of tapered jeans for an elegant but stylish, casual look.

AS 109 Last, Black Calfskin, Rolled Waist, Channeled Leather Soles

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Rider Boot Co. Richmond Boot Restock

The beautiful Rider Richmond Boot has just been restocked in Black. The boot was originally made to order for a client, but we received so many requests that we made it a stock shoe. It’s now one of our most popular styles.

This incredibly versatile boot is made from Black Horween Shell Cordovan and Black Scotch Grain Calfskin. Sestriere soles, speed hooks, and Rider’s 42 last make it easy to wear and use.

42 Last Black Shell Cordovan/Black Scotch Grain Calf, Sestriere Soles

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Alfred Sargent Alex MTO

People always say that the devil is in the details and there’s no better example of the truth in that statement than the one at hand.

Two of our customers ordered very similar shoes from Alfred Sargent. Both are the Alex, Alfred Sargent’s version of the classic jodhpur boot, in black suede with single leather soles. One customer, however, ordered a classic black edge while the other requested a natural edge. Its the difference between an elegant dress boot and a sporty, eclectic boot.

53 Last, Black Suede, Single Leather Soles, Black Edge – MTO

53 Last, Black Suede, Single Leather Soles, Natural Edge – MTO

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Ivy Loafer, Black Cordovan

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 black 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 mould 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.

Black Shell Cordovan, Moccasin Construction, Single Leather Soles

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Rider Boot Co. Ithaca Chukka

Like Monk Strap shoes, the Chukka boot is a traditional shoe that also has a decidedly modern look. These chukkas, made by Rider Boot Co., are no exception.

These boots are perfect for keeping your casual look from being sloppy. With black large pebble grain calfskin, known by Rider as “Inca”, and welted Sestriere soles, these are unique, sleek, and durable all at once.

Check availability HERE

42 Last, Black Pebble Grain Calfskin, Sestriere Soles

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Vacation

We’re on vacation from March 20th – 29th and will re-open March 30th. While in Paris and London we’ll pay a visit to a few friends and be working on some new shoes but in the meantime we’ll leave you with these. Cheers!

Edward Green Arlington, 202 Last, Chestnut Antique

Pierre Corthay Satan, 001 Last Aubergine – MTO

Gaziano & Girling Oxford, GG06 Last, Black Calf

Alfred Sargent Miller, AS53 Last, Espresso Calf/Pinner Suede – MTO


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