[via Selectism]


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


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.


The leather patinas areĀ to die for.