High button shoe’s reached their peak of popularity around the turn of the century, the 20th century. During the 20′s “The Jazz Era” they were replaced by oxfords and wingtips. And the September 25, 1933 issue of “Time” magazine published the death of the high-button shoe, as pronounced by President Roosevelt during his first year in office. The high-button shoe was officially out.
But in the new century they’re back more elegant than ever. We commissioned Aubercy Paris the maker of fine French footwear to produce our first high button shoe in Cognac calf and Polo suede, with purple kid linings, and working button holes (button hook included) see tutorial at the bottom of this post.
Aubercy’s shoes are as comfortable as they are beautiful. First time wearer’s are always amazed just how light and soft they are. If you fancy yourself a bit of a dandy a pair of high button shoes is a must have for your wardrobe.
Leffot is the exclusive US stockist of Aubercy Paris
Lawrence, High Button Shoe in Cognac Calf & Polo Suede
How to Use a Button Hook
Step 1 – Hold the button hook in your dominant hand while holding the button hole side of the shoe with your other hand.
Step 2 – Insert the “hook” of the button hook through the bottom hole in the shoe/boot, and with your hand pull the row of buttons toward the button hook.
Step 3 – Hook the button hook around the shank of the button and pull the button up through the button hole. Release the button from the hook once the button is above the button hole.Tweet