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.
On Wednesday I was visited by Simon Crompton, who in addition to being the Editor of IFLR Magazine writes for mensflair.com and has a style blog permanentstyle.blogspot.com. He was visiting from London and came in to see the store.
We had a very nice conversation and he was very taken by a pair of the Wilfrid’s by Corthay.
He really enjoyed his visit and promised to write an article about the store which he so kindly did. You can find it at mensflair.com
Cheers Simon, I hope to see you next time your in New York….
I like suede, its comfortable, rich looking, and easy to maintain. It’s also very tactile. Take for example my Gaziano & Girling Derwent’s on the MH71 last with crepe soles, they’re one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I own (and I own a few pairs of shoes).
I find it interesting that more people pickup, touch, admire or just plain pet the suede shoes at Leffot than any others hmmmm……. Suede is season-less, it looks just as great in spring and summer as it does in fall and winter and isn’t it all about texture and color anyway?
You won’t find it in the current Edward Green catalog, but you will find it here. The “Perth” is a beautiful derby with hand punching on the saddle.
Shown on the 82 last in Burnt Pine with heavy antiquing on the toe.