journal: boots

Church’s Sahara, Navy or Sand Suede

Lightweight boots are a must for spring and summer, and Church’s Sahara are a classic option. They’re Goodyear welted on natural plantation crepe soles, which makes them extremely comfortable and stylish. Made in unlined navy or sand suede on the rounded 81 last, they’ll work with jeans, chinos, or cords for a great casual look.

81 last, Navy or Sand Suede, Crepe Soles

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Rider Madrid, Chocolate Suede

The chukka boot is a traditional shoe that also has a decidedly modern look. This pair by Rider Boot Co. is no exception. Made in chocolate suede on single leather soles, they’re comfortable and appropriate for nearly any season. Treat with some Nano Protector and you’ll look sharp in all weather.

Madrid, Chocolate Suede, Single Leather Soles

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Rider Chukka Boots

We recently received several chukka boots from Rider Boot Co. The chukka is a traditional shoe that also has a decidedly modern look, and these are no exception. We have three models — the Ithaca, the Madrid, and the Walker Lite — with each serving a different purpose. The Ithaca and Madrid are slightly dressier, and pair well with jeans, chinos, and separates. The Walker Lite, with its lightweight ripple soles, is a strictly casual boot, perfect to wear with denim. You can’t go wrong with any of them.

Ithaca, Inca Calfskin, Sestriere Soles
Ithaca, Sienna Calfskin, Sestriere Soles
Madrid, Walnut Suede, Single Leather Soles
Walker Lite, Navy Suede, Ripple Soles
Walker Lite, Brown Calfskin, Ripple Soles

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Edward Green Claverton and Halifax

We recently received a shipment of Edward Green’s Halifax, which is the boot version of their classic handsewn Dover. It’s a comfortable boot that you can wear both casually and with a suit. We’ve made it in Edward Green’s new Delapre leather, which is soft and only gets better with age.

We also received a restock of the Claverton, which is a simple galosh, more commonly known as a balmoral. The distinctive punching on the toe makes it an elegant dress shoe that goes well with grey and navy suits. It’s a shoe with classic style that won’t be pigeon-holed.

Our trunk show with Edward Green is tomorrow from 11 to 7. Stop by anytime to meet Robert Godley and design a pair of your own EGs.

Halifax, 202 Last, Chestnut Delapre, Dainite Soles
Claverton, 82 Last, Dark Oak Calfskin, Single Leather Soles

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Edward Green Galway

The Galway is a most classic English country boot, and this pair, made on the 64 last with a mink suede shaft and walnut country calf forefoot, is as classic as it comes. The shearling lining will keep you warm on the coldest days, and the ridgeway soles will keep you from slipping and sliding around on the snow and ice. Boots don’t have to be rugged to get the job done but they do need to be well made, and Edward Green makes them as good as they get.

64 Last, Mink Suede and Walnut Country Calf, Shearling Lining, Ridgeway Soles

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Saint Crispin’s 523 Chukka and 532 Oxford

Shrunken calf is a unique leather that’s exclusive to Saint Crispin’s. The distinct texture is created by steaming the hides, which causes them to shrink as they dry. It’s one of the many advantages that Saint Crispin’s offers in their shoes.

We recently received a shipment of Saint Crispin’s, and inside were two shoes in shrunken calf — the 524 Chukka and a restock of the 532 Oxford. Both come in an elegant dark brown that looks great with anything from dark suits to raw denim.

524 Chukka, Chiseled Last, Black/Brown Shrunken Calfskin, Wood Pegged Waist
532 Oxford, Riva Last, Black/Brown Shrunken Calfskin, Wood Pegged Waist

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Alden x Leffot Shortwing Boot, Snuff Suede

Snuff suede is one of our favorite leathers, and these shortwing boots, the Greenwich boots’ first cousin, look stunning in snuff. Instead of the rounded toe box of the Barrie last, they’re made on the Plaza, with its square toe. We’ve done them on comfortable flex soles, and combined with suede, these shortwings are the ideal fall boot.

Plaza Last, Snuff Suede, Flex Soles

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Edward Green Camden

Fall is upon us, and that means it’s time to break out the boots. We’ve just started receiving our fall shipments, and among them was this gem from Edward Green, the Camden. It’s a short chelsea boot that we’ve made in mink suede, and is perhaps the ultimate casual boot. They’re easy to slip on, and pair perfectly with jeans. And like so many other suede shoes, they’re incredibly comfortable.

82 Last, Coffee or Mink Suede, Single Leather Soles

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