These contrast wingtips by Edward Green would have looked just as dashing in the 1920s as they do today, further proving that the loud style hasn’t lost any of its cachet or charm. You don’t have to be Nucky Thompson to appreciate the eye catching contrast between the smooth coffee suede and beige twill. Hell, if they’re good enough for the Boardwalk, they’re good enough for you. 82 Last. Single Leather Soles.
Leffot are once again proving that suede is the name of the game with their version of the Edward Green classic Buckingham suede loafer. These babies are finished in a rich coffee suede, constructed on single leather soles, and are completely unlined. The benefit of the latter being that these are meant to fit snuggly, eliminating the need for socks and making them completely summer appropriate. To check size availability, head over here.
When you look at the full spectrum of hard bottom shoes, there will always be one traditional style that will prevail through the trends: the wingtip. Leffot is currently stocking a very handsome Edward Green model dubbed as the ‘Sandringham’ that would be a welcomed addition to any man’s shoe collection. Its dark oak and walnut country calf is an extremely versatile colour that will look great both in the city and in the country. Not to mention, the textured pebble grain leather calf detailing gives these brogues that little extra edge. Double leather soles. 202 Last.
The beauty of chestnut coloured suede shoes, like this pair of captoe bluchers by Edward Green, is that they are as appropriate for autumn as they are for spring. Provided the weather is cooperating, you may even be able to get some mileage out of them during the winter. Just be sure to pick up some suede protector spray, and you’ll be good to go. 202 Last. Single Leather Sole.
Leffot have recently added another bold colour from Edward Green’s Westminster collection to their lineup. This unique antique olive colour is sure to set you apart from the standard brown and black double monk strap shoes that have been dominating the menswear scene for the last two years. Natural Sole Edge. Westminster 888 Last.
Leffot are currently offering an extremely luxurious shoe by Edward Green that blurs the line between casual and elegant. This Dover shoe undergoes an extremely rigorous creation progress that requires not only skill but incredible patience. Each pair is sewn by expert craftsmen who use pigs bristles instead of metal needles, which is no simple task. In fact, prepping the thread itself is a major step that means combining several long strands and bonding them with wax then splitting the end of the bristle and lashing the thread to it. Made from sturdy walnut country calf leather and winter ready Dainite soles. Dover 606 Last.
Cognac-colored scotch grain leather is a foolproof way to make a statement with your boots when the rest of the world is decked out in dark brown and black footwear from December to March. Edward Green’s snow boots are obviously not geared for making snow angels in. But for light snow on the pavement, they’ll do just the trick.
Yes, there are a lot of chukka boots on the market. But how many of them come complete with a single monk strap as an added bonus? Answer: One — Edward Green’s made to order navy suede option. Done on a Olney 888 Last. Finished on HAF Sole.
If you’re making the investment in buying quality hand-crafted shoes, you should be taking proper care of them. With so many shoe care options readily available at drugstores and the like, it is easy just to pick up something more out of convenience than anything else. For those of us looking to fork over a little more cash for a quality shoe kit, you’d be hard pressed to find something better than this set by Edward Green. The one pictured is about a decade-old, and as you can tell it still holds its shape and original luster. It holds a number of different brushes and waxes, as well as replacement laces and heel taps should the need arise.