Sometimes opposites attract. Like the opposite ends of a magnet, the poles of this shoe just shouldn’t pair together as well as they do. On the top, we’ve got a deep black French calfskin from the Annonay tannery—a leather at home on dress oxfords, Birkin bags, and other luxuriant items of note. On the bottom, it’s a double stack of thick vegetable tanned leather soles, meant for the abuse of heavy boots.
And yet, that 360 degree Goodyear welt joins them in Derby matrimony in a way that just works. The five brass eyelets and that cross-stitch on the front quarter round out the details, this shoe is ready to venture to whatever degree of formality or function you’re ready to take it.
- Comes with a set of black and white cotton laces
- Recraftable Goodyear welt construction
- Made in Xiamen, China