journal: loafer

John Lobb Lopez and Edward

You can’t get any more classic than the Lopez loafer. Simply put, this shoe is an icon. Created in 1950, it is a simple and elegant shoe that’s been done up in Lobb’s beautiful dark brown suede. If you’re looking for something classic and unique, this is it.

The Edward is a slip-on made in Lobb’s beautiful black oxford calfskin. The outer skin and inner lining are cut from a single piece of leather that makes for a simple and elegant shoe that pairs well with anything from jeans to a sportcoat.

Lopez, 4395 Last, Dark Brown Suede, November Soles
Edward, 7000 Last, Black Oxford Calfskin, Single Leather Soles

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Aldens in suede

It’s no secret that we like suede, and when they’re a pair of suede Aldens, we find them hard to resist. We’ve just received some leisure handsewns in tan suede and a restock of the Dover in snuff suede. Both are unlined, which makes the shoes fit like a sock. They’re so comfortable that you’ll forget you’re even wearing shoes. These are the ideal shoes for the approaching summer weather.

Van Last, Unlined Tan Suede, Flex Welt
Barrie Last, Unlined Snuff Suede, Flex Soles

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Gaziano & Girling Monaco and Connaught

Our trunk show with Gaziano & Girling will be on Friday, March 21. Dean Girling will be here to take your ready-to-wear and bespoke orders. If you are a fan of G&G, we hope you’ll find the time to visit and meet Dean.

Two new models by Gaziano & Girling are now in stock. The Connaught is an austerity brogue in Vintage Pine calfskin. It’s an elegant and understated style of balmoral wingtip, made on the chiseled TG73 last. Unique to this style is its absence of broguing and distinctive double needle stitching at the seems. It is perfect to wear with slacks or suits of many colors.

The Monaco is a modern, sleek, and formal take on the classic penny loafer design. Their Vintage Cherry calfskin is a highly unique leather, looking bright and lively while still remaining subdued and elegant. The entire ensemble makes for a loafer that is both classic and one-of-a-kind.

Connaught, TG73 Last, Vintage Pine Calfskin, Single Leather Soles
Monaco, KN14 Last, Vintage Cherry Calfskin, Single Leather Soles

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