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Every pair of Santoni shoes is made by hand in Italy; the deeply burnished leather of this brogue has an extraordinarily glossy finish. Sutor Mantellassi has been handcrafting superb footwear in Florence for over a century, and the brand is exclusive to Harry Rosen in Canada. As is this classic derby in Museum calf leather from the revered London firm of John Lobb. TOM FORD’s navy monk strap is the last word in elegance.
The Tod’s eye for detail gives this loafer a decorative braid around the apron of the shoe. Each panel of Santoni’s double monk strap uses a different shade of brown leather for a subtly gradated effect. Canali is the master of deep burnished tones, exemplified by this derby with a brogue medallion on the toe. Barker brings English cobbling know-how to the classic penny loafer. The cognac hue of To Boot New York’s monk strap is the perfect colour for summer.
Ermenegildo Zegna uses its remarkable pelle tessuta woven leather to create this tasselled loafer. The vara is Salvatore Ferragamo’s second decorative emblem (after the gancini); it adds a masculine touch to this driving shoe made from ostrich-leg leather. Bontoni handcrafts just a few pairs of shoes a day, including this sleek, pebbled-leather slip-on.
Sneakers can be masterpieces, too. Ermenegildo Zegna and Harry Rosen collaborated to create this amazingly flexible shoe in navy suede with a vicuña-covered lining. Church’s adds a touch of brown leather to the tongue of its gentleman’s loafer in soft brown suede. Another collaboration, thistime between Ermenegildo Zegna and Maserati, features woven leather and elasticized bands on the tongue. Santoni’s opulent sneaker is fashioned from white deerskin with an incised geometric box motif on the sides. Salvatore Ferragamo alternates woven leather with smooth calf leather, all of it richly burnished.
Z Zegna’s Techmarina is a leader in the sockliner sneaker trend. Paul Smith uses colourful stripes, rubber and knitted technical material to enhance a very cool sneaker. The black sole on Hogan’s latest version is a refreshing change.
For years, John Varvatos produced sneakers in a special and very successful partnership with Converse. There may be an allusion to that in the white toe caps on his new Bootleg line – cool, comfortable sneakers that fall within most budgets. The high-top has a marbled motif etched into the leather to give softer look. The other two boast double zippers so you never have to untie that rawhide lace.