The Shoe Snob Blog

July 23, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Carreducker

I just realized that a plain toed shoe, whether it be a wholecut, a saddle shoe, or a model like this with just a facing, is by far my favorite type of shoe, so long that it has a nice shape. Something about the plain canvas of the vamp and toe area, just draws me in and screams elegance. So when I first saw this new bespoke model, a collaboration between Gieves & Hawkes and Carreducker, I was absolutely stunned! Being made of my favorite color, blue, and having the lizard skin facing (a skin that I am normally not fond of), it was pairing that went well together and gave me a new appreciation of the mixture of blue and black. Normally I stay away from pairing these two colors too much, as I believe that a dark blue can be too close to black and therefore offers no contrast, but the blue in this shoe was just light enough, to allow that facing to truly stand out. And because of that, I am in absolute envy of these shoes, and am trying to figure out how I am going to get a pair without having to spend thousands of pounds…..what a dilemma! 

  • A very nice shoe indeed! The cut of the uppers – kind of a whole cut with facings is fantastic.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Gentleman’s Gazette – No worries! Indeed, the design is lovely!

    -Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

  • Anonymous

    It’s a beautiful shoe. Other than sending it back to the Carreducker, what’s your recommendation on maintaining the burnished effect? Will using neutral shoe cream help or do I need one in blue? Thanks for sharing : )

  • Anonymous – They were actually not burnished at all. It could be an effect of one of two things (or even both). Either it’s my camera or the fact that the shine always takes to the toe area better than the vamp, creating a burnished look. Neutral or blue polish would be fine…. But blue is preferred.

    -Justin, “The Shoe Snob”