ESSENTIAL ELEGANCE The designs you need for timeless style. From lace-ups to loafers, from monk shoes to sneakers: key contemporary details define new style codes for the modern gentleman.

STRINGATE Noun Pronunciation: /strinˈgate/ Style and substance. Transformed into a single pair of shoes. The most important item in any men's wardrobe: sole, upper and laces; simplicity becomes style. The Oxford shoe, not to be confused with the Derby, is intrinsically associated with British elegance, as its name suggests. The Carter is characterised by a more slender and streamlined silhouette with a more structured appearance, thanks to its Goodyear Welted construction. Perfect with wide-leg trousers. HOW With plain suits in any colour. Wear with lisle socks, ideally monochrome. The Roma is distinguished by its more rounded toe and Blake construction. Perfect with slightly less formal, slim-fit trousers. WHY An iconic status symbol, these shoes guarantee a classic look every time. WHO Michael Douglas, Prince Charles TIP Wear with a double-breasted suit and dark T-shirt to really enhance their elegance.

 

 

MOCASSINI Noun Pronunciation: /mokasˈsini/ The original interpretation of ultimate comfort, long before the sneaker. Loafers are extremely convenient and comfortable, thanks to one key characteristic: they lack laces, making them easy to slip on and off in seconds. They are sometimes referred to as penny loafers, as it is thought that people originally kept a penny in the diamond-shaped slit on the upper. Since then, the loafer has become a classic icon of the prep scene. Santoni's Duke model boasts a slender silhouette for a more business-like and elegant allure. Perfect with turn-up trousers. WHEN They may seem like a shoe just for summer, however loafers are a favourite in the colder months too. The Roma is our more laid-back alternative, boasting a decidedly sturdy construction with a round toe, reminiscent of the classic English style. Perfect with thicker trousers made from more substantial fabrics, such as wool, moleskin or velvet.