With Fall just a few days away, we produced a small batch of three ready-made classics in colors that are perfect for the foliage and falling leaves of the season.
While we love playing with patinas and gradients, we know there are those who prefer solid colors. For the Fall we made our signature Decon Chelsea Boot in chocolate box calf leather, a tasty dark brown that compliments the greys and blues of dress clothing as well as dark denim for a casual night out.
Our Decon Chelsea Boot features an elongated and streamlined vamp which creates it´s elegant silhouette. The chiseled toe gives the boot a sharp, masculine edge and the unique two eyelet facings elevates the visual flow of the design and ensures a snug fit.
The second ready-made addition is our Decon Chelsea Shoe. We chose a handsome chestnut in box calf leather for this shoe, a versatile color that compliments the palette of the fall season but works equally well in Spring and Summer.
Being the younger cousin of the Decon Chelsea Boot, the shoe shares the elegance of a long vamp and two eyelet facings. Instead of vertical gore on the side, the gore swoops diagonally below the facings and is slightly hidden by carefully placed leather panels.
The top stitching of the facings follows the shape of the gore below in complete harmony with the design profile. This distinct design and implementation of the gore is not only aesthetically pleasing but also enables the ease of use like in a lazy man shoe.
Our last addition to our ready-made offering is our classic Derby Simple Shoe in onyx country calf. This beautifully proportioned four eyelet derby features our asymmetrical patternmaking, a design feature that creates a streamlined silhouette around the entire shoe and removes the need for a center back seam.
The pebble grain of our country calf adds texture and compliments the corduroys, wools, and heavier apparel of the season. A graceful swan stitch blesses the facings and quarters, accentuating the natural shape of the foot´s arch and creating balance with the elegantly elongated vamp.
Lastly, the addition of our Vibram Commando Sole adds additional height and grip to combat the rain and snow. The sole is lightweight and extremely comfortable allowing you to easily get through the entire day in style.
All shoes are bench made, Goodyear-welted, and hand finished by our artisan team in Barcelona, Spain. This process includes the use of glass, sandpaper, inks, creams, waxes, fire and multiple iron tools to achieve a bespoke quality finishing that the Norman Vilalta brand has become known for.