You loved them in dark cognac and unglazed natural, and now our exclusive Ivy loafer is available in unlined navy shell cordovan. These shells are tanned by Horween Leather Co. and make a very handsome shoe. Navy cordovan is a rich deep blue with a luster that only cordovan can produce. We first offered this color in our cordovan watchstraps.
Unlined and moccasin constructed the Ivy is incredibly lightweight, flexible, amazingly comfortable and best worn barefoot.
Ivy Loafer Unlined Navy Shell Cordovan
We received a great looking Rider Boot today that was made to order. This boot is not a stock model in the Rider collection but Ron Rider was willing to collaborate with our client to produce this one off pair.
The monk strap boot is a very versatile style because it can be worn with a suit or casually. But what really sets this pair apart is the color. These are Horween shell cordovan color 4, which is not commonly seen. It’s named color 4 because it’s half the color intensity of well known color 8.
This boot was an excellent choice because it really highlights the beauty of the leather and color. The larger pieces of shell without adoration let the leather speak for itself, which is the optimum combination.
Rider Boot Monk strap Boot in Horween Color 4
“Take Ivy,” is a photo-book released in 1965 featuring photos by T. Hayashida of Ivy League campuses. The book is considered to be the bible of the Ivy League look in Japan. Thus inspired we created our original Leffot “Ivy” loafer in homage to the coolest loafer of the sixties, the “Venetian”.
Clean, smooth and simple this loafer is much more than it appears to be on the surface. Made of Genuine Horween unlined shell cordovan they are incredibly supple, flexible and light, a joy to slip on and loaf around in. The amount of handwork that goes into a simple pair like these is staggering. Made in Maine and completely hand sewn these shoes are made on true moccasin construction so your feet are wrapped in cordovan top and bottom. In addition it takes the sewer 70% more time to sew a cordovan shoe because there is simply NO margin for error.
Unlined shell cordovan loafers are not easily found. We think you’ll agree these may well be the perfect shoe for spring and summer wear.
These shoes are available in Natural, Dark Cognac, Navy and Color 6 in US sizes Medium widths.
“Ivy” Unglazed Natural Cordovan
“Ivy” Dark Cognac Cordovan
Ron Rider rolls into the Big Apple Friday and Saturday for a Rider Boot Co. trunk show. Ron pulls out all the stops when it comes to samples, leathers and colors. This show will be quite a treat as Ron introduces several great looking new models, many seen for the first time here. There will be plenty to look at and Ron and I will be on hand to assist you with made to order boots. If you’re a boot guy or gal you won’t want to miss it.
The Rider show also marks the debut of our new Leffot “Ivy” Loafer in Horween unlined shell cordovan. These loafers are handsewn in Maine, and true moccasin construction. This is our first Leffot shoe, which we collaborated with Ron Rider on; needless to say we’re very excited about them. Here’s a sneak peek to wet you whistle. The Ivy will be available at the show in unglazed natural (shown) with navy, dark cognac, and color 6 coming soon.
Genuine Horween Shell Cordovan Unlined
Photos courtesy of Ron Rider, thanks Ron
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