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Waived MTO Fee

To help you properly start 2020, for a limited time we are waiving the 300 euro fee for all made-to-order (MTO) shoes and boots available on our website. This includes our classic suede Chukka Boot, our popular Full Brogue Wingtip Oxford, and more. Our waived MTO fee is valid through the end-of-day Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 PST. Please note that this offer is also available in our men's shoe store in Barcelona, Spain but is only applicable to the styles offered on our website. The waiver is not valid with any other offer and is not applicable retroactively to any order that is currently in process. Check out our selection of MTO shoes and boots here. To stay on top of our releases and offers, please be sure...

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Penny Loafer Pierre & Hand-Stitched U-Tip Derby

It is not a coincidence that Maison Degand is in Brussels, and it is in fact Maison Degand that could represent an embassy of good taste and European savior faire.  We are overjoyed to be working with Maison Degand, our Brussels retailer, and to launch two incredible shoes alongside them. Designing for Maison Degand was a thrilling challenge, as we sought to represent the DNA of the two houses: purity of lines, sophistication without stridency, balance, harmony and originality. The first shoe in our offering is an extremely elegant Penny Loafer in its shape and composition. The proportions and lines of the design highlight the asymmetry of the exclusive pattern of our House. I believe we achieved a Loafer designed...

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Passioners, Episode 2, Short Documentary Feature

Check out our latest feature in Perra Films' ¨Passioners, Episode 2¨ a short documentary covering artisans who are making moves in Barcelona. The documentary covers Norman Vilalta´s philosophy and passion for shoemaking and has some nice peeks into our atelier and boutique. You'll also have a chance to see Norman´s other passion, fly fishing. We want to say a big ¨thank you¨ to the entire Perra Films team for featuring us in their documentary series. Watch the feature below: If you´re new to our brand and unsure which shoes to start with, be sure to check out our group-made-to-order (GMTO) Fall Line Up for October. Our order window ends on Tuesday, September 29th at 11:59 PST. To stay on top of our releases...

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The Search for the Perfect Brown Shoe

At Norman Vilalta, the exploration of color is an artistic journey. Since we create our own patinas in house, we’ve had the opportunity to experiment with various color combinations and finishing techniques to achieve personalized patinas on our leather and suede canvases. These patinas allow your everyday dress shoe to stand out. For this group-made-to-order (GMTO), Norman searched for the perfect brown patina tone to complement three distinct shoe models of ours that balance classic luxury with a playful modernity. The result, three unique styles that will turn heads and make your wardrobe sing. The first style is our Adelaide Oxford, one of the less common oxfords that is defined by the vamp of the shoe extending from the toe...

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