- Shoe Size - US
- Universal Size
It would make you stand out as the brand is confidential in the US (no retailer that I know of here) but considered in France on par with Carmina.
Here is a styleforum thread dedicated to the brand.
It was an impulse buy I made in summer 2019 in Paris at their Saint-Lazare store. They ended up being too small. I haven’t worn them since September 2019.
Size is an English 9 so a US 10.
You can find their size guide here.
Last: 198 (thin last).
I love their shape and how the leather reacts to sunlight. They look slim but the GYW construction is rock solid. Simply a nice classic pair of chukkas that goes with anything from beige chinos to dark denim. Perfect spring/summer/fall shoes.
About the soles
While in Paris I gave them the classic "fer et patins" treatment for protection (iron tap+ a thin dark crepe sole, as shown in pics). Longer life span, better defense against elements, better distribute wear and tear. Job was made by cobbler Atelier Cattelan, one of the best in the city seated rue Mélingue, near Métro Pyrénées. Somewhat pricey (80€) but outstanding. The tap is just here to protect the tip of the shoe: it won’t make any sound as you walk.
Boots are sold with a free grooming kit
-big sample of “Terre de Sommières”, a magical treatment to any stain incident on suede, including grease/oil. It is a superfine powder you apply on any stain and let it soak overnight. The box on display is 200g, I’ll give you half of it. That is probably more that you would need in your lifetime.
- suede brush.
There you go!
It may seem counterintuitive, but suede is sturdier and easier to maintain than box calf. No cream ever needed. Just brushing from time to time. Also, suede does not crease and does not care about water/rain either. It just hates salt, like all leathers do
UK 9 / US 10
Price asked: $200+ shipping
What I paid for it : 295€ + cobbler 80€ + shoe trees 25€ = 400€ ($486)