journal: loafer

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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Alden x Leffot Loafer, Navy Suede

Our new Alden x Leffot loafers are made on the Plaza last in navy suede. The combination of an unlined forefoot and flex soles makes for a shoe that’s easy to wear and sure to turn heads. These have quite a unique and casually elegant style that makes it easy to wear them sockless and with shorts, or with a pair of slacks and a sportcoat. Get ready, spring.

Plaza Last, Navy Suede, Flex Soles

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Saint Crispin’s X Loafer Pre-Order

We are currently accepting pre-orders for our Saint Crispin’s X Loafers in three suedes: midnight, chocolate, and sand. We designed these loafers in collaboration with Saint Crispin’s as a unique take on the classic tassel loafer. Their clean design combined with the Classic Last makes for a shoe that can take on any situation and not be out of place. Saint Crispin’s are for those who sweat the details, and with the X loafer, the details are all just right.

To see our full pre-order policy, click HERE.

Classic Last; Midnight, Chocolate, or Sand Suede; Wood Pegged Waist

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John Lobb Lopez

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.

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 museum calfskin. If you’re looking for something classic and unique, this is it.

4395 Last, Dark Brown Museum Calfskin, Single Leather Soles

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Alden x Leffot Tassel Loafer and Chukka Boot

If you’re looking for a shoe that’s the perfect combination of casual and dressy, then these suede tassel loafers are just what the shoe doctor ordered. The combination of vevety soft tan suede and flex welt soles makes for a shoe that’s easy to wear and sure to turn heads. Wear them sockless and with shorts, or with a pair of slacks and a sportcoat.

We made the chukkas in black suede with crepe soles and contrasting laces for a bit of a twist. The suede chukka is the ultimate summer shoe, as it’s cool and casual, and on a soft crepe sole, you’ll ready for anything without sacrificing comfort.

Tassel Loafer, Aberdeen Last, Tan Suede, Flex Soles

Chukka Boot, Barrie Last, Black Suede, Crepe Soles

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Edward Green

Edward Green is regarded by many to make the “finest shoes in England for the discerning few.” We’ve just restocked of some their core collection: the Asquith, Piccadilly, and Chelsea. More classic English shoes would be hard to find.

Made in Northampton for over 125 years, Edward Green’s reputation has been built on elegant, handcrafted shoes. Benchmade for quality and comfort, they are the quintessential Goodyear welted English shoe. Care for them properly, and they’ll easily last fifteen years, if not more.

The Asquith is on the 888 smart square toe last, and the Chelsea is now available on the smart round 82 last.

Asquith, Dark Oak Calfskin, 888 Last, Single Leather Soles

Piccadilly, Black Calfskin, 184 Last, Single Leather Soles

Chelsea, Dark Oak Calfskin, 82 Last, Single Leather Soles

Chelsea, Black Calfskin, 82 Last, Single Leather Soles

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Wildsmith Bloomsbury

Wildsmith was founded in 1847 in England by Matthew and Rebecca Wildsmith, and quickly gained a reputation for making fine footwear. Their quality and attention to detail earned them clientele such as John F. Kennedy, Prince Charles, and Cary Grant. The new era of Wildsmith is still made in Northampton in the tradition of Wildsmith past. Just as we’ve introduced other brands in the past, we’re the first to carry Wildsmith here in the US.

The Bloomsbury loafer was derived from a shoe originally designed for King George VI to wear around the house. It’s an iconic and timeless style that’s been copied by many. These come unlined, which makes them very comfortable for bare feet this summer and beyond. They’re the perfect casual shoe, but still dressy enough for a suit.

“You are either in your bed or in your shoes, so it pays to invest in both.” —John Wildsmith

Wildsmith Bloomsbury Loafer in Black, Tan, or Oak Calf, or Snuff Suede

 

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Edward Green Sandown, Mole Suede

The Edward Green Sandown in unlined Mole suede is the perfect shoe for the coming warmer months.  The combination of soft suede sans lining is ideal for barefoot days in the Hamptons, lounging in linen on the beach or pool and just looking smart and comfortable in the city.

The Sandown model is based on the classic EG Piccadilly pattern.  We also stock the Sandown in a rich, Indigo Suede as well.

Sandown 184 Last – Mole Suede, Rubber Sole

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