The Shoe Snob Blog

October 31, 2014

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The Cordovan Loafer by Crockett & Jones

Crockett & Jones

I have never personally understood the huge, cult-like appeal to cordovan. I mean, it shines really nice, lasts really long and is durable, but I guess for the upcharge that you have to pay to get all of that, I have never really thought twice about it. The only shoe that I have every fancied to have in cordovan is the classic loafer, whether it be a penny or tassel version. While you can get cordovan in an array of colors these days, I was always personally interested in the classic burgundy color. That was until I saw this navy blue one in the Crockett & Jones shop the other day. It blue (pun intended) me away big time. I could imagine myself living in that thing, even sleeping in it. But you know me, such a maniac for blue. Well done C&J for making this one. Another thing for me to be jealous of!!

Happy Halloween to all that celebrate it. For the rest, have a great weekend!


Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

Crockett & Jones

  • Chris

    Maybe it’s the photos and they look better on feet, but British loafers always look so…dumpy I guess is the best word, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one with a fraction of the elegance of an entry-level blake-stitched Italian one, is there any particular reason for this do you think? Is it simply good, old-fashioned British conservatism?

    • TheShoeSnob

      think that it is just personal taste to be honest, as I think completely opposite to you and find that those extremely thinned soled Italian ones haven’t the slightest amount of elegance to them…. and I am not British…

  • luisac

    I am a fan of cordovan. I like how it shines and I really like how, just with a brush, you can restore a damaged shoe. I include below a review I made of a pair of Carmina MTO I ordered in blue cordovan (sorry that the text is in Spanish). I hope you like the shoes (the pictures, however, are not so good).

  • Alexander

    Justin, you were in Romania to saint crispins factory and you only showed us only 3-4 pictures. you said that you will putt a lot of pictures. Please, we are iny you for that trip, and we want to see what you saw.
    All the best,

    • TheShoeSnob

      will try to get that out this week….unfortunately things don’t happen right away as I always have a back log of thing to write