“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
Our newest Church’s model is actually quite old. It’s an archival style we asked Church’s to remake for us and is available exclusively at Leffot. This shoe is quite unique and has loads of style, it’s a loafer, monk strap, kiltie and brogue all in one the only thing it’s missing is laces and a zipper.
Church’s Kaber 002 Last in Brown Nevada Calf
The Quoddy brand has been hand-sewing moccasins for 100 years. Located in Lewiston, Maine they still produce each pair made to order. This is finely crafted casual footwear made of quality materials i.e. Horween Chromexcel, and Calico suede which means they not only look and feel great they’ll wear well too.
Our spring order has arrived and is now in stock.
Deck Chukka Khaki Calico Suede, Honey Camp Sole
Maliseet Peanut Grizzly Leather, Charcoal Camp Sole
Maliseet Brown Chromexcel, Brick Camp Sole
Deck Chukka Lead Calico Suede, Brick Camp Sole
Canoe Moc Black Chromexcel, Charcoal Camp Sole
Maliseet Navy Chromexcel, Brick Camp Sole
May 5th is a very special day for Leffot as it marks our second anniversary. We are extremely thankful, gratified and humbled to all who have supported and encouraged us along the way. As we begin year three our goal remains the same, simply to bring you the choicest shoes and accessories possible while providing you with excellent service.
Leffot Before and After
These Cadogan’s are quite simply the snappiest pair of Edward Green shoes we’ve ordered to date. I love this color combination; it’s stylish, versatile and can be worn year around. My first choice for spectators is usually a wingtip but the Cadogan is perhaps the best of the cap toes in the EG collection. I’ll be giving serious thought about adding a pair to my stable.
Spectators tend to work best with shoes that have an odd number of leather pieces, three or five being the optimal numbers. In this case three Black and two Maple. If your not comfortable wearing a pair of shoes in two colors remember that spectators can be the same color in different materials such as leather and suede, Scotch grain or twill. We love spectators; yes they’re less formal but they’re extremely stylish, and guaranteed to garner favorable comments. I’m quite certain Mr. R in Indianapolis will receive many in this pair.
Cadogan 82 Last Maple Antique and Black Calf – MTO*
*MTO footwear is not part of our stock lines they are Made To Order.