Third in the series of collaborations between shoemakers Gaziano & Girling and A Suitable Wardrobe is this pair of oxblood colored cordovan winter boots (also available in black). The ASW version is a classic galosh with punches instead of stitching around the shoe.
I call these winter boots because the cordovan skin makes them nearly as water resistant as a pair of ugly rubber overshoes in rain and light snow (do keep the overshoes for days when the snow is high enough to soak trouser cuffs).
English shoemakers have for years been reluctant to work with cordovan but there's no natural material that is better for walking in the wet. And here we have a great combination of weather resistance and shape, working together in the most elegant machine-made footwear that I know of. Order now to have them for next fall. $1,600 for a pair.
By the way, beginning with today's post I'm going to use Saturdays for commercial announcements so readers who aren't interested can avoid them if they wish. Though hopefully many will find them interesting in their own right.