John Lobb Edward in Claret Misty Calf
The wholecut loafer is not a shoe that you would buy from just any shoemaker, it is an elegant work of art that requires the most meticulous craftsmanship and the finest materials. Fortunately, the artisans at John Lobb are among the world’s very finest shoemakers and the Edward is one of the finest shoes money can buy. This MTO for AP is made in stunning Claret Misty Calf, a combination that Lobb have never made; a unique shoe.
John Lobb Philip II Dark Brown Museum Calf
The quarter brogue is an excellent alternative to the classic straight-cap oxford, the only difference being a line of punched broguing along the toe cap. The broguing on the Philip II is remarkable for its refinement which beautifully complements John Lobb’s elegant round-toed 7000 last. This MTO for WY in Dark Brown Museum Calf brings elegance to almost any suit or even casual trousers such as cords or chinos.
GJ Cleverley Chow in Charcoal Suede
This MTO for JT is from Cleverley’s prestige Anthony Cleverley collection. Named after the designer, actor and restauranteur Michael Chow, the Chow is an elegant single monk with the chiselled square toe for which the Anthony Cleverley range is famous. Part of the Chow’s refinement comes from the exquisite, bespoke-level finishing applied to all Anthony Cleverley shoes. The dark, blue-grey suede used in this particular shoe gives it a softened, casual look whilst retaining the sleek sophistication that exemplifies the model; a stunning, versatile shoe.
Crockett & Jones Hallam in Espresso Suede
The Hallam is a classic square-toed oxford by Crockett & Jones. Another special order in espresso suede, this model is supremely versatile. At Double Monk, we stock the Hallam in Black Calf and Dark Brown Burnished Calf.
Resurrection by Crockett & Jones
Here is another stunning example of Crockett & Jones’ refurbishment service. These shoes are over 40 years old and, before their renovation, they looked every minute of it. Now they have been given a new lease on life, yet still retain their years of character.
The Rake #35 now available in store. Highlights this month include an insightful interview with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, profiles on Ali MacGraw and the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and an indispensable guide to fine cigars by Nick Foulkes.
Also included with this issue is a complimentary copy of Mrs Rake.
Crockett & Jones Lowndes in Espresso Suede
The Lowndes double monk is one of Crockett & Jones’ most popular styles. Made on the modern, square-toed 348 last, the Lowndes is a great shoe for work or weekend wear. This special order in espresso suede is a model that will develop a beautiful patina over many years.
GJ Cleverley Thomas in Burgundy Antique Calf
It is no secret that the double monk is a model that is close to our hearts and the Thomas from GJ Cleverley is a wonderful round-toed iteration of the style. With its sleek, modern shape this burgundy model is a great complement to a grey or navy suit, although it also brings some verve to dark denim or chino trousers.