We are excited to announce the newest addition to our handmade 1202 Heritage Collection family, the fully handmade 540-Degree Wholecut Lazyman in a luxurious French box calf leather from Tanneries du Puy.
The 540 Degree Wholecut Lazyman is a pattern-making marvel as it is lasted from only one piece of leather with an asymmetric pattern that wraps neatly around the entire shoe 1.5 times, hence the 540 degrees (360 + 180).
The seam starts at the inner heel wraps over the vamp, up around the outer quarter of the shoe, the heel, then back-up over the inner heel piece and finally around the front vamp again, creating the one piece facing.
Hidden away at the outer edge of the facing is a piece of gore which allows you to easily slip on these beauties while on the go.
This masterpiece features a sexy double-beveled waist (fiddleback) that is carefully carved by hand, a pitched heel with a tight seat and a beautiful tan (also available in espresso).
If you are new to our 1202 Heritage Collection, we introduced his unique fully handmade line in 2018 with our friend Hugo Jacomet of The Parisian Gentleman. The goal was to offer a handmade line of shoes that give our customers the opportunity to experience the fit, beauty, and elegance of a fully handmade shoe, without the time and commitment to full bespoke.
Since then, the collection has been under-the-radar and has become a hand-made product line that offered excellent value to those "in-the-know", since our shoemakers have a limited capacity outside of bespoke work and hand-finishing.
Each handmade pair from this limited collection is hand-lasted, hand-welted and outsole stitched by hand in either our workshop in Barcelona or by our teammate Kenjiro Kawashima who is now based in Seoul, Korea after working with us in Barcelona for 3 years. Kenjiro is the 3rd place winner of the 2022 Shoemaking World Championship.
The 540 Degree Wholecut Lazyman is a unique alternative to the average dress shoe whose clean profile, slimly carved waist, glove-like fit and elegant design lines clearly stand out among the crowd. Even better, they are amazingly easy to put on.
For this limited launch, we have allotted space among our bespoke workload for 6 orders and once we’ve reached this limit we will not accept more orders until our team has additional capacity.
Our 540 Degree Wholecut Lazyman from the 1202 Heritage Collection is now available to order and each fully handmade pair will be delivered in approximately 7 to 8 months. We will close our list once our 6 pair limit has been reached.