Church’s - “Elan” Brogue Boot
English shoemaker Church’s is known for their classic craftsmanship and styling, which is why we were surprised to see a traditional cognac brogue leather upper attached to such an interesting sole: specifically, a recycled compound Carrarmato sole from Italian maker Vibram.
Review of the Herring Shakespeare II double monk shoe by downeastandout — Click through to read the whole review and see additional photos. He does a side-by-side comparison with the Allen Edmonds Mora.
This is the UK menswear equivalent of Watch The Throne. Barbour has teamed up with Grenson to launch a line of shoes for F/W 2011. These are all interesting in their own right. My favorite is the brogue boot.
Use promo code spring2011 (20% off).
Prior to the release of the Veblen, the only Florsheims anyone recommended were vintage Imperials on eBay. These handsome shoes helped restore Florsheim’s standing and became the darling of the men’s style blogosphere a few months back because they’re
- Full-grain leather, and
- Relatively affordable.
Already a good deal at full price, I doubt a better longwing can be had for $128.
(Hat tip to Dappered for the promo code)