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John Lobb Philip II

The name John Lobb stands for elegance, quality, luxury, and classic English style. With nearly 150 years of shoemaking history, John Lobb incorporates the finest materials with craftspersons using decades-old techniques to produce what are arguably some of the finest ready-to-wear shoes available today. We are very pleased to offer a selection of shoes from the John Lobb Classic and Prestige collections.

The Philip II is a classic, understated captoe available in plum or dark brown museum calf. Its elegance can be seen in the beveled waist, a feature of all Prestige collection shoes, and in the subtle punching on the cap, which makes the shoe slightly less formal than the City II. They’re versatile and elegant, and perfect for wearing with a suit, but also not out of place with jeans.

7000 Last, Plum or Dark Brown Museum Calfskin, Single Leather Soles

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John Lobb William II

The name John Lobb stands for elegance, quality, luxury, and classic English style. With nearly 150 years of shoemaking history, John Lobb incorporates the finest materials with craftspersons using decades-old techniques to produce what are arguably some of the finest ready-to-wear shoes available today. We are very pleased to offer a selection of shoes from the John Lobb Classic and Prestige collections.

Here we have the William II, Lobb’s faultless take on the double monkstrap. They can live as many lives as you need them to: sport them with jeans for a casual look, or pair them with a suit or sportcoat for something a little more formal. They’re also easy to wear — just slip them on, fasten the buckles, and you’ll be ready for anything.

9795 Last, Black or Chestnut Misty Calfskin, Double Leather Soles

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Boots for fall

Fall will be here soon, and with it comes wet, sticky, nasty weather that begs for appropriate footwear. Every man needs a good pair of boots, and we sell many different kinds. They’re all perfect for keeping your feet protected from the elements. Some of our favorites are pictured here, and we’ll be getting more in as fall gets even nearer.

Clockwise from bottom-left: Leffot Barrow, Edward Green Gresham, Edward Green Newmarket, Alden Indy Boot, Gaziano & Girling Arran, Leffot Barrow, Alden x Leffot Naval Boot, Alden x Leffot Chukka, Alden x Leffot George Boot, Alden x Leffot Greenwich Boot

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Fall Trunk Shows

Fall is almost here, and for us at Leffot that means trunk shows. We organize trunk shows with our vendors twice a year. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet the shoemakers or their representatives who are extremely knowledgeable about their products. It is also an excellent chance to see first hand many sample styles.

Our fall schedule of shows kicks off at the end of this month. Dean Girling from Gaziano & Girling will be here to help you choose the perfect fit, leather and last for your G&G made-to-order shoes. Edward Green, Saint Crispin’s, and Justin FitzPatrick (a.k.a. The Shoe Snob) will also be here this fall. You can check out the dates for the rest of our fall shows here.

September 30 — Gaziano & Girling with Dean Girling

October 8 and 9 — Saint Crispin’s with Phillip Car

October 18 — John Lobb with Paul Goring

October 30 – Edward Green with Robert Godley

November 21 — Justin Fitzpatrick, aka The Shoe Snob

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Alden x Leffot Greenwich Boot, Navy CXL

Just as the weather’s started to cool off this week, we received a shipment of our Greenwich boots from Alden. This is the first time we’ve done the Greenwich Boot in Navy CXL. They’re made on the Barrie last, which is arguably Alden’s best-fitting and most comfortable last. The uppers are made of Horween’s navy chromexcel and set off by brass eyelets and speed hooks, and the soles are made of plantation crepe, which means they’re comfortable and ready for any kind of weather. If you were a fan of our Navy CXL longwings, then these boots are right up your alley.

Barrie Last, Navy Chromexcel, Plantation Crepe Soles

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Gaziano & Girling Mayfair and Omega Seamaster

Little needs to be said about the elegance of both the Gaziano & Girling Mayfair and the Omega Seamaster. The Mayfair is a classic double monk strap shoe in Vintage Oak Calfskin. On the soft square MH71 last, it’s both versatile and elegant, and can be paired with anything from jeans all the way to a suit. The Seamaster is circa 1950s and in excellent condition, with a beautiful patina on the dial. Watches that look this good come few and far between.

Gaziano & Girling Mayfair, MH71 Last, Vintage Oak Calfskin, Oak Bark Soles

Omega Seamaster Chronograph

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Edward Green Westminster, Mocca Gator MTO

The Edward Green Westminster is one of our favorite shoes, and it couldn’t look better than it does here as an MTO in American alligator. The matte skin is understated and elegant, which might sound like a funny thing to say about Gator, but in this case it couldn’t be more true. These are shoes for the discerning few, and we present them here for your viewing pleasure.

Westminster, Mocca Alligator Matte, Double Leather Soles

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Abbeyhorn Letter Openers

The sgian-dubh is part of traditional Scottish Highland dress. It is typically worn in the top of right sock, and was originally used to cut small fruits and vegetables, and also for self-defense. Today, though, its function is primarily ceremonial. These sgian-subhs are made by Abbeyhorn with the same material used in their shoehorns. We use ours as letter openers.

Abbeyhorn Letter Openers

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