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Edward Green Dover, Espresso Suede

Edward Green Dover
Edward Green Dover
Edward Green Dover
Edward Green Dover

The Dover is Edward Green’s signature shoe — a blucher with a hand-sewn vamp. The hand-sewing process is so delicate that a pig’s bristle must be used to sew rather than a needle. This shoe is one for the ages: comfortable, useful, and very unique.

Features: 606 Last, Espresso Suede, H/AF Soles

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Edward Green Cardiff, Mahogany Country Calf

Edward Green Cardiff
Edward Green Cardiff
Edward Green Cardiff
Edward Green Cardiff

Winter brings the nastiest weather, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your footwear. These Cardiffs are ideal for wearing with a suit when the weather takes a turn for the worse. Made in mahogany country calf on rugged Ridgeway soles, they’ll get you through snow and rain with ease. The best part? You won’t have to change shoes when you get to the office.

Features: 202 Last, Mahogany Country Calf, Ridgeway Soles

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Next week: Nackymade trunk show

Nackymade trunk show
Nackymade trunk show
Nackymade trunk show

Chicago

February 7 and 8
10 am – 6 pm

Join us as we host Naoki Nakagawa, also known as Nacky, for his first trunk show in Chicago. Nacky makes some of the finest eyewear available. He’ll bring with him samples for sale, and will also take orders for MTO and bespoke.

Nacky began working in the eyewear world as a salesman. When he couldn’t find glasses he would wear himself, he decided to learn to make his own. He trained in Fukui, the home of eyeglasses in Japan. In 2004, after 8 years building a base of knowledge in manufacturing, designing, and retail, Nackymade was born.

Nackymade is all about glasses that fit well, are designed creatively, and crafted with love and care. Nacky respects the traditional way of making spectacles, and uses the best materials, such as Japanese plastic acetate and European antiques. He always tries to create something new and interesting, going so far as developing his own materials.

Appointments suggested.

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Norman Vilalta Boots

Norman Vilalta Derby Boot
Norman Vilalta Derby Boot
Norman Vilalta Derby Boot
Norman Vilalta Derby Boot

As part of Norman Vilalta’s Savile Row Meets Rock ’n’ Roll Collection, these boots combine a classic pattern with rugged Gumlite soles in a modern deconstruction of the dress boot. Made in patinated pebble grain calfskin, they’re undeniably unique but eminently wearable in a variety of situations. Any shoe from Norman Vilalta is a work of art, and these belong in your personal collection.

Features: Brown Calfskin, Gumlite Soles

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Alden x Leffot Longwing, Color 8

Alden x Leffot Longwing, Color 8, Antique Edge
Alden x Leffot Longwing, Color 8, Antique Edge
Alden x Leffot Longwing, Color 8, Antique Edge
Alden x Leffot Longwing, Color 8, Antique Edge

This pair of color 8 longwings is one of our favorite Alden x Leffot shoes. The color 8 shell cordovan longwing is the “classic” Alden shoe, a monolith of American style and versatility. Our updated version is only slightly changed from the original, but the change makes all the difference.

Made with an antiqued sole edge and per-stitched reverse welt, the shoe is lustrous and sophisticated. Built on the Barrie last with oil soaked double waterlock soles for a softer, more flexible fit, they are sure to improve with age.

Features: Barrie Last, Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Double Waterlock Soles

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Quoddy Penny Moc

Quoddy Penny Moc
Quoddy Penny Moc, Natural CXL
Quoddy Penny Moc, Black CXL
Quoddy Penny Moc, Brown CXL

The Quoddy Penny Moc features a Vibram rubber sole handsewn to the upper over a layer of cushioning for that classic moccasin profile and feel, but with all the advantages of Vibram grip and durability. They’re an excellent addition to the Boat Mocs or Bluchers you may already own. Comfortable, easy, classic — everything you except from a pair of Quoddys. They’re available in our Chicago store in three colors: black, brown, and natural.

We recommend sizing down a half size on the Penny Moc.

Features: Black, Brown, or Natural Chromexcel; Vibram Wrap Soles

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