It takes a team of skilled craftsmen weeks to wrought a pair of gentlemen’s shoes over at the England-based Edward Green. Methinks I should go to Europe to kidnap a band of artisans. The states are lacking.

Monks:

Originally worn by monks as early as the fifteenth century, these were subsequently adopted as fashion: buckles and the high tongue were often embellished. The modern monk style was introduced in the 1920’s and there are a number of variations.

Boots:

The leather patinas are to die for.

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