The inimitable Manhattan shoe store Leffot, owned by the man with inimitable taste they call Steven Taffel, has one of the most impressive and rigorously vetted pre-owned shoe programs in existence. Steven re-ups his stock fairly regularly, and periodically when the good new (/old) stuff comes in, we highlight the best of the best, organized by size (US or equivalent).
Crockett & Jones Coniston Boot: $295
A wonderful price on a normally-$725, beautifully Scotch-grained country boot.
Gaziano & Girling Mayfair Double Monk: $495
These have lived a solid life—which is why you can get them for $495 instead of $1,125—but are only more beautiful for the wear.
It’s ever more difficult to get your hands on horsebits from Alden—they politely stopped making them after Gucci asked them stop using the bits. Plus, brown suede wears as well as any suede.
Elegance doesn’t require laces. Original price: $1,910.
Crockett & Jones Courtenay: $350
An elegant, understated formal classic from one of England’s most historic shoemakers.
Brown pebbled calfskin + mini-commando soles make these the perfect shoe to submit to bad weather, without ever looking anything but excellent.
Edward Green Chartwell Single Monk: $945
Pretty sure these double-leather sole pinched cap-toe babies have never been worn, but you still don’t have to pay the list $1,350.