I’ve written here many times about my love of wingtips. But man does not live by wingtips alone otherwise it would be a very singular existence. The counter weight to the Wingtip is the Cap toe, a quieter more serious shoe, Bud Abbott to Lou Costello if you will. Cap toes are timeless and appropriate for nearly any social function.
Edward Green makes a number of cap toe shoes and we stock our share of them including the Chelsea the all time number one cap toe oxford.
Chelsea 202 Last, Black Calf
A more contemporary oxford is the Midford, a perforated cap toe that is lighter looking because the cap is sewn into the vamp.
Midford 82 Last, Dark Oak Antique
For those looking to up their style quotient the Westminster double monk strap is classic, sophisticated and versatile. These shoes look great with everything from jeans to suits and add a bit of swagger to your wardrobe.
To see these and many other EG styles join us May 5th at our Edward Green trunk show. It’s also our 3rd Anniversary and we’ll be unveiling our first ever Anniversary shoe made in collaboration with EG. We hope to see you there.
Westminster 888 Last, Black Calf
Westminster 888 Last, Dark Oak Antique
We received a delivery of Edward Green MTO’s and immediately realized a very interesting coincidence. All of the pairs had a fraternal twin, a mate or partner if you will in the parlance of our times.
This group really got me psyched; there are some very special shoes here.
Westminster 888 Last Burgundy Antique Silver Buckles – MTO*
Westminster 888 Last Black Calf Silver Buckles – MTO*
Falkirk 202 Last Burnt Pine / Edwardian Antique – MTO*
Falkirk 888 Last Burgundy Antique – MTO*
Malvern 82 Last Black Calf – MTO*
Malvern 888 Last Mocha Suede – MTO*
Cadogan 82 Last Black / White Calf – MTO*
Cadogan 202 Last Midnight / White Calf – MTO*
*MTO footwear is not part of our stock lines, they are Made To Order.
Our good client in Miami really enjoys his Corthay shoes. In fact he just received the Vendome in Olive Calf last week. And now we received and sent him his Vendome’s in Bois de Rose. This is a truly elegant wingtip in two amazing colors. Enjoy Mr. Miami…
Pierre Corthay Vendome in Bois de Rose on 001 Last
Both pairs were made to order.
One of my favorite styles in the store is the Gaziano & Girling Mitchell, I wear it in Vintage Maple but it’s also one of my favorite shoes in black.
I love the way the wingtip is achieved by stitching into the upper creating a lighter more contemporary version of this most classic of styles; combine that with the medallion on the toe and the TG73 last and you have a black shoe that is both modern and classic at the same time.
The few Shell Cordovan styles I could lay my hands on from Alden are now here in stock. We currently have the 563 tassel loafer and the 974 balmoral wingtip on double leather soles, both in color 8 (burgundy).
In the coming days I’ll post the other Alden styles we’ve received, i.e. suede Chukka, and All Weather Walker in Brown Alpine Grain.