Two weeks ago I wrote about A Suitable City Shoe, a collaboration between myself and shoemakers Gaziano & Girling. Today the shoe is reality.
Polished black calf under gray suede, the City Shoe is a sophisticated look with navy or gray suits as well as strollers. The discreet contrast is noticeable but not at all flashy. I'm wearing the shoe to receptions, cocktails, and other dress-up daytime events. I'll also wear it into the evening with a lounge suit.
The City Shoe's beautifully shaped waist and Cuban heel have the look of a hand-made bespoke shoe, but the price, $1,000 plus shipping, is a third of the bespoke cost. The scarcity of appropriate gray suede makes A Suitable City Shoe a limited edition that will only be made one time.
If you think you might like a pair, email will at dynend.com.