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Church’s Gatcombe

This wingtip boot from Church’s in smooth and pebble grain black calfskin will add a little bit of British flair to your fall and winter look. Church’s shortwing design is formal enough to be dressed up or down with a variety of clothing options.

The pull tab and diamond rubber sole add the no-nonsense durability and ease of use you look for during those not so ideal winter days.

Gatcombe Boot, Black Binder Calfskin, Diamond Rubber Soles

Church’s x Leffot Kaber

Made in Northampton, England by Church’s & Co, these brogues have loads of style a bit of a dandy shoe you might say. First re-issued for Leffot in 2010 in Brown Nevada Calf today we introduce the new spectator Kaber in Walnut Nevada Calf and Black Scotch Grain.

Goodyear welted on the familiar and best fitting 173 last these are shoes sporty and dashing with flannel and corduroy pants, and work very well with jeans. If your looking for something a little different and unique in footwear this fall your search ends here.

Kaber 173 Last, Walnut Nevada Calf/Black Scotch Grain

Church Gatcombe MTO

We ordered this pair of Church Gatcombe boots for our client D.P. and to be honest we were unfamiliar with this model. He brought us the request with a few changes that we highly approve of.

The original Gatcombe is on a much rounder last and has Dainite soles. This pair is on the trimmer 173 last and has triple leather soles, which makes them much dressier yet still rugged.

MTO is Made To Order these shoes are not in stock.

Gatcombe 173 Last, Black Polished Binder, Triple Leather Soles – MTO

Hot, Hot, and More Hot

It’s been over two years since we began publishing this blog. This was our very first post back in June 2008. Now that the summer is here it’s seems relevant.

When it gets this hot it’s tempting to wear your shoes without socks. I’m not talking about sandals or sneakers. I’m talking about “shoes” like the Church’s Grafton.

I tried it on Saturday, and didn’t get very far. For me relief came in a small box of Band Aid Brand, Blister Block strips.

Sure powder helps absorb perspiration but in this heat, not very much. What’s your secret to wearing shoes barefoot comfortably?

Church’s Westbury – MTO

The Westbury monk strap by Church’s is one of their classic styles. When our client D.G. requested these two pair we knew there was going to be a twist. That’s because he had previously ordered a pair of Grafton’s made up as a spectator, which was very unique.

I like it when customers have shoes made up that are one of a kind. I admire those that can envision a pair in a way that is singular and special, these two fit that bill.

Westbury Black Polished Binder/Black Patent, Dainite Soles – MTO*

Westbury - Leffot 1

Westbury Burgundy Polished Binder/Tabacco Grain, Dainite Soles – MTO*

Westbury - Leffot 2

*MTO footwear is not part of our stock lines, they are Made To Order.


Dreamland Orchestra founder and director Michael Arenella was on a mission when he paid us a visit a couple of months ago. The mission was to find a pair of white wingtips to wear with his highly stylized, custom tailored 20’s era ensembles. We considered several Church’s models including the Chetwynd and Burwood, but neither was quite right.

I brought out my black and white Sidford’s and whammo that was it. Michael is a very exacting and dandy dresser, I think this pair should fit quite nicely in his wardrobe.

Church’s Sidford in White Nevada Calf with Natural Sole and Heel Edges – MTO

Sidford - Leffot

Spectator requests have been on the rise, and several will arrive soon, which we’ll post. We have a make up order in for the Longwing in Black & White, which is bound to be an instant classic.