Spring is finally springing (that’s how that saying goes, right?) so this week’s release roundup fittingly has a nice trio of loafers—and a Carmina custom loafer opportunity with MTO fees waived), plus some beautiful shell brogues from Enzo Bonafé (one of Stitchdown’s best value shoemakers), two excellent Alden makeups, and a very good Viberg re-release.
And of course, check out last week’s roundup and all the rest here.
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Another fresh restock this week, this Service Boot looks ready to get lost in the woods with you. Built on Viberg’s 2030 last with a Vibram mini ripple sole, this makeup also includes thoughtful details like pull loops and a gusseted tongue.
Ealdwine has buddied up with Friend of Stitchdown @selvedgeline to craft this medallion tip boot in tan alpine grain. Built on the Grant last, this pair comes with a 360 flat welt, commando soles, and some absolutely beautiful brogueing.
This week, Meermin is keeping things fun with a trio of unlined loafers available for limited MTO. Built on the Ron last, these shoes are designed to be lightweight, not only through an absence of lining leather, but also with a scaled-back Goodyear welt construction. My personal favorite of the bunch are these ones in C.F. Stead’s Caper Green Waxy Kudu…
…But a close second would be these ones in Tobacco Waxy Kudu.
Skoaktiebolaget has a bunch of new oxfords available from Enzo Bonafé, and honestly, you couldn’t go wrong with any of them if you’re in the market for a top-notch, hand-welted pair of fancyshoes. But, if you’re craving a decadent pair that’s dripping with details, I strongly suggest checking out these full brogue oxfords in Horween Mahogany Shell Cordovan. Made with a single leather sole on the 363 Mod last.
Also available on Skoaktiebolaget, these horsebit loafers are built on Löf & Tung’s new “R” Last and come with double leather soles. Super handsome with just a bit ö’ pizzazz.
Returning in a small restock for Brogue, the “Carlos” comes in Color 8 Shell Cordovan with a 270 flat welt and single leather sole, and is built on Alden’s Hampton last. (Gotta say, I wouldn’t expect an NST blucher like this to go well with selvedge denim, but that pairing is doing it for me!)
To celebrate the imminent socklessness of summer, Carmina has got a hot deal going on right now. For a limited time, you can build a pair of your very own Carmina loafers without paying MTO fees—all loafer styles are available to customize! Get in there, go nuts.