Luxe boxed leather that will hold it's shine forever, these are the everyday toe tappers you have been waiting for.
For years we mused about making a perfect Penny Loafer, but have never been able to source the perfect outsole to finish this classic shoe in the small quantities that we make. Working with our new factory partner we have now been able to source a substantial rubber resin outsole, complete with embossed stitch trim at the sole edge that adds both weight and an English 'debonair' kind of humour. Truly sublime!
To keep the feeling feminine we applied a zigzag detail to the tongue and topline that gives the shoe a modern (radical!) twist. Honestly we could not be more proud of these shoes and consider them one of the best loafers we have ever made.
The Boxed Leather is stiff - much more so than previous loafers we have made - so they do start out feeling firm in a kind of 'school shoe' way. The leather is very high quality and a thick handle so it will take time to warm up and mould to your feet. If you are in-between sizes, we recommend sizing up. You can download our printable size match guide here.
True Black leather to complete your classic capsule wardrobe. The strength of the shiny boxed leather lies in it's trickery of being able to throw different shades of black depending on what you are wearing them with - opaque black tights make them feel more shiny, whilst a white ankle sock will bring the more matte qualities of the upper to life. We do love shoes that do tricks! Our black incarnation has been accented out by the creamy full leather lining. We love the heavy black outsole for a Parisian inspired contrast that also makes wearing this classic palette a sinch. Don't be worried about 'keeping them clean' either. The heavily waxed leather means the skin is no longer porous so will naturally repel dirt and makes for easy care wipe off.
To the rock show with a blazer, to the studio with a trench, to school pick up with a juxtaposed and tucked in vintage sweat, with a Savers man-style suit for weekend dress ups, with washed denim and a white cable-knit for Saturday morning sharp at brunch, on secret mid-week adventures alone to the gallery to walk and muse in. They will scatter 'La Garçon' inspired daydreams everywhere they wander and will be the easiest shoes to match with all your moods - ever.
Leather Upper / Leather Lined / Rubber Resin Outsole
Made responsibly in China in small batch quantities by our new boutique manufacturing partner, Mipiachi.
Yes. This is a full leather upper / leather lined shoe so will have natural stretch of around 5 - 7% depending on the amount of pressure applied to the upper.
Rad friends this is an extremely high quality leather upper so it does need care.
Leather is a wonderful material, breathable, durable and beautiful. But without a bit of love it can dry out and deteriorate.
For optimum care, we recommend and sell "Waproo Waterproofer" to protect them from unexpected showers. We recommend spraying monthly on the Full Moon and can send you a reminder if you sign up to our newsletter here.
Polish your leather shoes around once a month and clean when necessary with a leather conditioner and soft rag to remove any dirt accumulated on your travels.
For extra special treatment, polishing can help renew shoes that have developed scratches or other signs of regular wear. Wax and cream polishes available from a local shoe repairer will breath new life into your beloved toe tappers. Once your newly polished shoes have dried you can re-apply a waterproof spray for extra protection.