I saw an interesting article in Men’s Ex magazine, where they took the laces out of a pair of black cap toe oxfords and replaced them with tan laces.
I decided to try it here, and chose the Gaziano & Girling, Oxford for the lace exchange. I think it looks pretty cool. It’s an interesting and simple way to change the look of a black shoe. The laces I used are a flat wax lace, which have a dressier look.
I would wear these with a black or dark gray suit with either a shirt, tie or pocket square that picks up the color of the laces.
Note: I tried this with several styles and brands; I found it to look best with plain or cap toes. Brogues looked to busy but I guess it’s a matter of taste. I always feel less is more, and this is about a subtle twist. Other colors could look equally good but the key is to play off the laces with some other accessory.
Suede is a great looking leather for fall, and these two Gaziano & Girling MTO’s definitely qualify as exceptionally great looking styles.
Canterbury GG06 Last, Black Calf & Black/Grey Suede on Dainite Soles – MTO
Warwick TG73 Last, Black Suede – MTO (I know these look brown but they are black)
Our friend John was kind enough to send me this great picture of him and his beautiful bride Katie taken in the Meatpacking District on their wedding day. They both look absolutely fantastic and very much in love. Congratulations to both of you.
Note the brown Gaziano & Girling Westbury’s John wore for the momentous occasion.
You can view some of our other wedding shoes here.
I am quite excited as are many of the clients that have visited Leffot about the incredible Oak Bark sole that Tony Gaziano & Dean Girling have developed for their bench made collection. I know of no other RTW shoe that offers such a beautifully beveled waist.
This is the type of sole you would expect to find on a bespoke made shoe. The result is a tight waist that looks incredibly trim and elegant and a shoe that fits like a glove.
Shown here the Gaziano & Girling Mitchell in Black Calf on the TG73 Last.