Shoemakers Gaziano & Girling, who are embarking on a visit to the United States, introduced a series of new models while they were in Japan last month. The most interesting of the shoes, to me at least, was this balmoral oxford that they call the Warwick. I'll have more to say about it in a couple of weeks.
The most important part of their line extension was the addition of several models of boots. The Canterbury, shown above, is a classic looking dress boot. The design lends itself to a calf bottom and suede upper and I expect we'll be seeing more of that combination on our city streets by this coming Autumn.
Compared to the other Northampton makers, G&G's heel and waist treatments look more like what you might see on a London bespoke shoe. And they offer bespoke as well of course, which is probably why their machine-made shoes have it and the others don't.
Pricing begins at £470 ex VAT ($950), without trees, and delivery takes about five months from the time of order.