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Tag: Austerity Brogue

Gaziano & Girling Monaco and Connaught

Our trunk show with Gaziano & Girling will be on Friday, March 21. Dean Girling will be here to take your ready-to-wear and bespoke orders. If you are a fan of G&G, we hope you’ll find the time to visit and meet Dean.

Two new models by Gaziano & Girling are now in stock. The Connaught is an austerity brogue in Vintage Pine calfskin. It’s an elegant and understated style of balmoral wingtip, made on the chiseled TG73 last. Unique to this style is its absence of broguing and distinctive double needle stitching at the seems. It is perfect to wear with slacks or suits of many colors.

The Monaco is a modern, sleek, and formal take on the classic penny loafer design. Their Vintage Cherry calfskin is a highly unique leather, looking bright and lively while still remaining subdued and elegant. The entire ensemble makes for a loafer that is both classic and one-of-a-kind.

Connaught, TG73 Last, Vintage Pine Calfskin, Single Leather Soles
Monaco, KN14 Last, Vintage Cherry Calfskin, Single Leather Soles

Edward Green Falkirk and Beaulieu

Opposites attract, and it couldn’t be more evident than in these two takes on the wingtip from Edward Green. The Falkirk is a punched-out spectator done in Cloud and Midnight Blue calfskin. The unique brogueing traverses the entire shoe and makes the Falkirk distinctly Edward Green. It’s the perfect shoe for a maximalist with an eye for elegance.

Conversely, the Beaulieu is an austere take on the wingtip. Like the Falkirk, it has the classic wing-shaped pattern cut at the toe and the heel counter, but unlike the Falkirk, it has no broguing. Its clean lines, made distinct by double-needle stitching at the seams, make it a supremely elegant shoe that is perfect to wear with suits and slacks.

Falkirk, 202 Last, Cloud and Midnight Blue Calfskin, HAF Soles
Beaulieu, 82 Last, Dark Oak Antique Calfskin, Single Leather Soles

Saint Crispin’s Austerity Brogues

During WWII, restrictions were placed on leather usage in England, and shoemakers began to offer their brogues without punching. They called the result the austerity brogue, and it remains with us today.

Two austerity brogues from Saint Crispin’s, the 523 and the 104, arrived to the store recently. The 523 is made in bordeaux calfskin on the chiseled last, and we’ve done the 104 on the classic last in a highly unique dark brown color. Both can be worn with different levels of formality, from a dark suit to all the way to jeans. They’re elegantly unique in a way only Saint Crispin’s can achieve.

523 Oxford, Chiseled Last, Bordeaux Calfskin, Wood Pegged Waist
104 Oxford, Classic Last, Black/Brown Calfskin, Wood Pegged Waist