journal: derby

G&G Regency, Buccleugh

Two new Gaziano & Girling models have arrived for stock. Both are first timers at Leffot and we are pleased to bring them to you.

The Regency monk strap in Polo suede is a sleek and elegant shoe that longs to be worn with grey pants. The tapered DG70 last gives this shoe  a continental flair that will get richer as the suede ages. This is a great shoe for business or casual wear.

The Buccleugh derby is a classic English captoe brogue. This version is on the G&G soft square MH71 last, which lends a contemporary feel. Made in the most versatile of colors Vintage Oak, they pair beautifully with just about anything you can imagine.

Please join us on May 14th when Tony Gaziano will be here of our next Trunk Show.

Regency DG79 Last, Polo Suede, Brass Buckle, Single Leather Soles

Buccleugh MH71 Last, Vintage Oak, Single Leather Soles

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Alfred Sargent Pimlico

Alfred Sargent’s Pimlico is a simple shoe with European flair. Made in a casual, but highly elegant blucher style with a sleek, plain toe, these can be worn with just about anything. Its a shoe that is both versatile and personal.

The two versions allow for a wide range of uses. Brown suede will go with anything but a formal ensemble, pairing very well with the colors of dark denim, but simple enough for a suit. The black calf can to dressed up to a dark and formal suit or down to slacks and khakis.

106 Last, Espresso Suede, Single Leather Soles

106 Last, Black Calfskin, Single Leather Soles

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Edward Green Farringdon

Edward Green’s Farringdon is a simple shoe. Made in a casual, but highly elegant blucher style with a sleek, plain toe, these can be worn with just about anything. Rich Dark Oak calfskin makes these shoes both dynamic and extremely wearable. Its a shoe that is both versatile and personal.

888 Last, Dark Oak Calf, Single Leather Soles

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Gaziano & Girling Woburn

We have received a stock order of the Gaziano & Girling Woburn in Vintage Chestnut. This is a classic wingtip Derby made all the more stylish with inimitable G&G gusto. While the wingtip may be a centuries old style, its received a 21st century update with sleek lines and a sharp toe box.

Vintage Chestnut is striking when worn with grey’s and blues. Pair these with jeans, tropical grey pants, or a blue suit for useful spring and summer looks.

Check availability HERE.

Woburn MH71 Last, Vintage Chestnut, Oak Bark Soles

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Edward Green Dover

If you are to own just one Edward Green model, it should be this one. The Dover is a shoe made for just about any occasion you can think of, unmatched in simplicity, elegance, and understatement.

Its permanent style and impressive longevity are a result of the meticulous process of its creation. Tales of its handsewn apron and reverse split toe are legendary and rightfully so. Each is sewn by expert craftsmen who use pigs bristles rather than metal needles. The preparation of the thread itself is a major undertaking combining several long strands and bonding them with wax then splitting the end of the bristle and lashing the thread to it.

So much of what goes into finely crafted shoes is taken for granted. It’s difficult to appreciate the level of skill, time and artisan-ship it takes to produce a pair if you haven’t seen it first hand. It’s remarkable really that in today’s high tech, automated world there are products which are still made by way of tradition. Something’s are best left unchanged.

This particular Dover tends towards the casual side, utilizing sturdy Walnut Country Calf and hard-wearing Dainite soles. The result is a beautiful, classic shoe fit for everyday, no-nonsense wear.


Dover 606 Last, Walnut Country Calf, Dainite Soles

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Waverly Blue

The Waverly derby is an excellent shoe for a smart casual look. Made in England and available exclusively at Leffot these welted shoes are now in stock in navy suede on brick Dainite soles with natural braided laces.

Sizing – These shoes are UK sized in E width. Size down one whole size from your normal US size. The fit runs true to size.

Waverly, Navy Suede, Brick Dainite Soles

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Edaward Green – MTO’s

Two EG MTO’s arrived recently, each a favorite derby and oxford of mine. I own a pair of the Perth and have a pair of Falkirk on order.

Perth 888 last Burgundy Crup – MTO

Perth - Leffot

Falkirk 888 last Burnt Pine – MTO

Falkirk - LeffotFalkirk Toe - Leffot

I really love the brouging on the Falkirk; the thistle toe medallion in particular is quite exceptional.

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The Monmouth

The Monmouth by Edward Green is the perfect example of an English shoe that is not afraid to be just that. The extended storm welted double leather souls gives this shoe a strong masculine look, beautifully hand brogued and pinked.  Crafted in rich Dark Oak it’s a combination that makes this a great all around Derby. Very handsome with a navy or gray suit at the office or as I always say, “With a pair of jeans”.

Edward Green Monmouth in Dark Oak on the 888 last with Double Leather Soles

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