I’ve written recently about men buying shoes for their birthdays, well there is another occasion that ranks right up there and that of course is the wedding. Here is a list of shoes that were purchased to be worn to weddings either by the grooms or the guests.
Artioli – 06M090 in Black Calf & Lama
Gaziano & Girling – Westbury in Dark Oak
J.M. Weston-436 in Black Calf
Edward Green – Perth in Burnt Pine
Gaziano & Girling – Mitchell in Black Calf
Church’s – Diplomat in Brown Nevada Calf
Church’s – Consul in Black Calf
While I’m on the subject it’s interesting that in every case the grooms chose the brown shoes and the guests chose the black shoes. This suggests to me that men do not want to appear under dressed at another’s important social event (which is a good thing) and that more men are taking a fresh and less formal approach to their own weddings (also a good thing). And isn’t brown the new black anyway?
What is most striking about the Bamford by Edward Green is its beautiful simplicity. This single piece constructed suede loafer is the perfect accompaniment to a linen suit, barefoot of course. With the subtlest of hand-punched medallion on the toe it is Trés Chic.
The Edward Green – Bamford in Coffee Suede on the 101 Last.
We thought you might find this interesting. The Joh. Rendenbach Jr. Tannery has been producing oak bark sole leather since 1871.
So what is it exactly?
It’s leather tanned using the classical oak-bark method, obviously. A naturally pure tanning method taking place in old, three-meter deep oak lined pits. This method uses exclusively vegetable tanning agents in the form of barks and fruits. The process normally lasts between nine and twelve months, depending on the hide thickness. The leather is tanned without mechanical movement, without raising temperatures and without adding chemical catalysts.
Besides other advantages, this proves to be very lightweight due to the long tanning duration ensuring that the hide absorbs only the amount of tanning agent absolutely necessary. Oak-bark tanned leather possesses unique properties: it is extremely hard wearing, tough, as well as flexible, making a comfortable sole of outstanding solidity, standing out through its appealing surface and a warm woody color. Oak-bark tanned sole leather is also:
– Highly water-repellent
– Especially breathable
– Absorbs perspiration
– Deodorant and antiseptic
– Prevention against foot diseases
– Completely bio-degradable
Think about that next time you try on a pair of Edward Green’s or Gaziano & Girling’s.
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.