JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser.

Skip to main content

Tag: leffot new york city

The Ivy Shell Game

The fourth and final color (for now) of the Ivy loafer has arrived and it’s gorgeous. This is Color 6 one of the most beautiful burgundy’s there is. Most everyone is familiar with Color 8 a dark rich burgundy, Color 6 has less intensity than 8 and is brighter which makes the pull-up* more pronounced, a desirable effect and tell tale sign you’re wearing shoes made of cordovan.

We couldn’t be happier with the way these shoes turned out, our thanks to Ron Rider of Rider Boot Co, for all your help in getting them to market. To Mike Rancourt and his talented staff of hand sewers at Rancourt & Co, you’ve done yourselves proud, and to Horween Leather for producing the finest shell* cordovan on the planet for over 100 years.

The Ivy – Horween Unlined Color 6 Shell Cordovan

The Ivy – Horween Unlined Navy Shell Cordovan

The Ivy – Horween Unlined Dark Cognac Shell Cordovan

The Ivy – Horween Unlined Natural Shell Cordovan

*Pull-up – A temporary lightening in color achieved by bending leather. This is caused by the temporary displacement of oils, greases, and/or waxes. – Horween Leather.

*Shell – The subcutaneous, highly dense fiber structure found in the backside of a horse or mule. – Horween Leather.

Blue Ivy

You loved them in dark cognac and unglazed natural, and now our exclusive Ivy loafer is available in unlined navy shell cordovan. These shells are tanned by Horween Leather Co. and make a very handsome shoe. Navy cordovan is a rich deep blue with a luster that only cordovan can produce. We first offered this color in our cordovan watchstraps.

Unlined and moccasin constructed the Ivy is incredibly lightweight, flexible, amazingly comfortable and best worn barefoot.

Ivy Loafer Unlined Navy Shell Cordovan

Basil Racuk Trunk Show Today

We invite you to join us Saturday May 1st from 12 – 6 PM as California craftsman Basil Racuk presents his latest and greatest handcrafted bags and accessories. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet Basil and place your order for a custom made bag, wallet, or belt.

Basil will be presenting several new items at this show such as the Mini Voyager, the Miner Wallet and the Messenger to name a few. These pieces are made entirely by hand which means no two are exactly alike; they are wonderful examples of artesian craftsmanship meant to be worn and enjoyed for years.

Basil Racuk products are available in New York exclusively at Leffot.


Hard Brief with Brand

Mini Voyager

Hayes Messenger

Mini Hard Brief

Farmers Market Tote

Eat Well, Dress Well

We love it when we hear from clients; in this case our good client from Sweden Mr. V. sent us this note:

“A rather funny thing just happened; we were in Paris during Easter and went to a restaurant called Le Chateaubriand. Yesterday I read the web version of New York Times and found an article of small nice restaurants. There was also a slideshow and there were my shoes!!  The photographer must have liked them as well!”

What’s not to like Mr. & Mrs. V. are an extremely stylish and charming couple.

Shoes: Pierre Corthay Bucy / Bag: Hermés Kelly Black Crocodile

A Wing And A Prayer

I recently took stock of my personal shoe collection and came to the startling realization I am obsessed with WINGTIPS! I have no less than 8 pairs in some form or another, and more to come I’m quite sure. Here they are in no particular order.

Alden Longwing Barrie Last Color 8 Shell Cordovan

Edward Green Falkirk 202 Last Burnt Pine & Almond Country Calf

Gaziano & Girling Mitchell TG73 Last Vintage Maple

Alden Greenwich Boot Barrie Last Navy Oiled Nebuc

Church’s Grafton 173 Last Sandalwood Polished Binder

Gaziano & Girling Astaire DG70 Last Brown Pin Grain & Brown Suede

Alden Longwing Barrie Last Tan Suede

Church’s Sidford 103 Last Black & White Calf