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MWD: ITALIAN LEATHER SHOES

24.10.13

Few things feel so comfortable underfoot as Italian-made shoes, so this season our design team have put a premium on pure luxury and style which is built to last. So, no matter how many steps you make, each tread will be filled with expert craftsmanship, for the journey.

Build your sartorial look from the ground up with a pair of shoes from our Italian leather selection. Befitting of a sharp three-piece suit, each of these pairs has been designed with the utmost attention to detail and craftsmanship. For inspiration, the design team chose classic influences, resulting in shoes with a timeless aesthetic appeal which transcend seasonal trends.

Crafted using Italian skins which offer a natural wear and the ability to age with their wearer, these designs are for the long-haul, and are the pairs you're sure to reach for time and time again. Each pair have been hand-polished to ensure that depth of colour is optimally developed. And, true to their individual provenance, the shoes will develop their own character in time, telling the story of each step that their wearer has taken.

The appeal of these shoes is more than just skin deep, however. Beneath every stylish and elegant leather upper lies a robust construction technique which will ensure that each pair can be called upon time and time again. Our designs utilise Blake construction; a time-treasured technique, beloved of many Italian shoemakers. The technique involves folding each shoe upper underneath itself and stitching it directly to the sole. This makes for an almost seamless construction with minimum superfluous material. It also enables our shoes to fit naturally to the foot, operating as a second skin for your feet.

Culross in tan are a pair of slip-on tassel loafers which are ideal for unleashing your inner dandy. Worn with a pair of statement socks during winter, or worn sans socks in the summer for elegant nonchalance, Culross are sure to make a timeless statement wherever they go.

 

Lovingly finished by hand, Rossmore have been crafted from polished chocolate brown leather stitched using the Blake construction technique. Perforation detail adds elegant embellishment.

Fastening with a double monk strap at each polished upper, this pair of Fife shoes will provide a sleek anchor to every sartorial look. In a rich burgundy shade, the shoes combine classic menswear design with one of the season's most voguish hues.