The new Church’s sneaker in antic calfskin with contrast gabardine lining is an off-duty ode to craftsmanship and style. This casually elegant shoe’s open lacing evokes the Derby aesthetic of the iconic Shannon lace-up. The upper’s subtle hand stitching and an embossed Church’s logo on the tongue add a layer of refinement while the white rubber sole’s circular indents, inspired by the brand’s Dainite version, provide improved grip and a pragmatic finishing touch. Available in seven different variants.
The perfect juxtaposition of form and function in an object is a thing of beauty. Details, both small and big, are designed and thought out for specific purposes and packaged with equal importance in a polished aesthetic.
The Burwood 3 is a feminine reinterpretation of the eponymous men’s Oxford whose slim silhouette is accentuated with a distinctive two-tone palette and exquisite wingtip brogueing. The style’s leather lining and non-skid insert in the sole provide added practicality.
Monk strap shoes are said to originate back to the 11th century as the preferred footwear of monks and clergymen for their simplicity and user friendliness. Hundreds of years later, this straightforward yet sophisticated style has become somewhat of a staple, recognized for its practicality and comfort, a winning combination for the contemporary gentleman.
Toeing the formality frontier between loafers and lace-ups, the monk shoe reveals a certain level of versatility, adapting effortlessly to both outfits and situations. A number of variations have emerged from the single strap Westbury to the double strap Ledstone Nevada in an exquisite Walnut shade while the iconic Shanghai presents a completely revisited rendition.
Low key looks can be transformed by the simple sheen of a well-shined shoe. This small, but important detail, evokes a natural air of refinement that shifts the tone of an ensemble, taking on a more formal key.
The Chetwynd, a classic Oxford, features a unique polished finish, which is applied to top quality leather for an exquisite and deep shine. Full brogueing and gimped edges add exceptional finishing touches to an already noteworthy style
Today’s trends unabashedly take inspiration from vintage origins as with the Misty Derby shoe, which evokes the sophisticated saddle style of the Fifties, but with contemporary elements like an ultra-sleek silhouette and a high-gloss shine.
The Misty's bold chromatic contrast aptly reflects this duality. A soft calf leather façade is offset by a durable triple sole, making it a stylish and practical option that can satisfy a range of aesthetic appetites.
The Burwood rests comfortably along the confines of one aesthetic and the next, taking on different personalities based on the wearer and resulting in veritable style alter egos.
The shoe’s elegance quotient goes up when worn with more laid-back elements like denim, countering the casually collegiate attire. Pairing it with a more refined look has the opposite effect as the full brogue Oxford’s thick triple sole conveys its unmistakably rugged appeal. Such chameleonic qualities render the Burwood the go-to shoe for the modern-day man.
The Burwood, with its wingtip brogueing, deep polished binder shine and storm welted triple sole, offers a smart and practical option for the businessman on the go.
Suits can easily become standard issue, though the right shoe (and in the right hue) can distinguish your look. A navy ensemble can be paired with this classic Oxford in an eye-catching Sandalwood shade to add a tinge of daring distinction.
A traditional temperament with a youthful disposition, easygoing by nature though eager to make an impression.
The Burwood, historically constructed for crossing wet terrains, takes on new life for the contemporary wearer with a durable Dainite sole, storm welt and inimitable polished binder finish to elegantly battle the elements.
A classic spirit takes on a modern-day allure, punctuated by an unexpected dash of determination. Elegance reaches new heights.
As part of the innovative Contemporary Goodyear Welted Collection, the Leyton Derby shoe combines a sleek aesthetic with technically advanced characteristics, including a unique, 3cm rubber heel, achieving the ultimate balance between sophistication and sturdiness.
Oxfords, sometimes referred to as Balmorals, are widely considered to be the most elegant and formal dress shoe, featuring “closed lacing” in which the shoelace eyelet tabs are attached under the vamp. The Oxford comes in several different variants including the Alastair plain toe, Consul cap toe and Chetwynd wingtip among others.
The Derby shoe is a lace-up style featuring “open lacing”, in which the shoelace eyelet tabs are sewn on top of the vamp. One of the most popular styles is the ever-classic whole cut Shannon while more embellished versions include the Grafton and the Lingwood.
The monk strap, which supposedly boasts centuries-old monastic origins, features a foundation similar to that of a Derby though in lieu of laces, closes with strap and buckle. The styles range from the simple and sleek double strap Ledstone to the sturdier single strap Meadwell.
The loafer is a lace-less slip-on shoe that was first created for landed gentry and royals, gaining popularity during the first half of the 20th century. Though considered slightly less formal than its counterparts, meticulously constructed styles like the Pembrey or the more pared down Hertford still cut a distinguished silhouette.
As the name suggests, the plain toe has no decorations and offers a clean, simple look.
A cap toe is actually a separate piece of leather sewn onto the front of a shoe (to form a “cap”), though visually looks like a horizontally stitched line. There can be decorative perforations along this line (quarter brogue) and/or decorations on the toe as well (semi-brogues).
This toe style is the most stylistic, featuring the winged brackets characteristically accompanied by decorative perforations (full or longwing brogue).
The apron toe is characterised by a line of stitching that goes from the middle of the shoe, around the toecap, and back to the middle on the other side. The only variation in the split toe is seam that runs down the middle of the front at the toecap.