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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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The Fall Line Up

One of the signature design details of Norman Vilalta is the mixing of materials to create a new take on traditional shoes. The Balmoral Simple Combo Leather Shoe is a model that perfectly exemplifies this feature. Norman combined the more rugged texture of pebble grain leather with the smooth touch of suede. The suede covers the upper quarter and wraps around the heel in one solid piece with no center back seam. The pebble grain is finished with our 3D pattern which compliments the soft texture of the suede. Put it all together on a durable but light weight Vibram Commando Sole, and you have a unique Balmoral that exemplifies elegance, texture, durability, comfort and color.  For those of you...

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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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