If you wear suits regularly, the captoe balmoral is a standby, the kind of shoe that is classic with any relatively formal suit. Wear it as a subtle compliment to a serious wardrobe.
If you don’t wear suits on a regular basis, the captoe balmoral is just the shoe for special occasions. With care, you could wear these to every special occasion and important meeting that you attend for the rest of your life. Either way, you’ll be well dressed.
Alden’s Longwing Blucher is a classic for a reason. It is one of the most versatile dress shoes you can find, floating through a wide range of occasions. It’s versatility allows for a swath of variations. This version comes in soft and supple brown chromexcel leather, flexible double waterlock soles, and agatine eyelets, a significantly more rugged and casual take on the classic.
One can choose to treat this shoe as either a casual or dress shoe. Use Montana Pitch Blend’s waxy leather dressing to protect it from the rain and keep the leather soft or use Saphir Renovateur and Wax Polish to dress them up and polish to a high gloss. Either way, they’ll look great for years.
Barrie Last, Brown Chromexcel, Double Waterlock Soles
Continuing in the vein of suede, the Waverly and Barrow are our own more refined take on the relaxed suede buck shoe. Both are excellent shoes for a smart casual look and very seasonal for this time of year, great with the thick textured weaves and drab landscapes of winter.
Made in England and available exclusively at Leffot these welted shoes are in stock in Cola, Tasmin, and Holborn suede.