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Article: A Fall Treat

A Fall Treat

Here in Barcelona, we are welcoming the cooler weather with open arms after a very hot summer. We’re celebrating the arrival of fall, our favorite season, with an elegant new group-made-to-order (GMTO) shoe.  

For this limited two-week promotion, we dug in our archives to create a new look for our popular Federico Balmoral Brogue Oxford.

Federico was originally created as a part of our 1202 Heritage Collection, our semi-bespoke line. The shoe became known as the "blue balmoral" among our clients after photos of the handmade blue version circulated the internet a few years ago from our trunk shows.

As a result of the shoes popularity, we created a Goodyear-welted version for our Condal Collection to make the design more accessible to the public.

Federico is an elegant balmoral design that features an elongated vamp and toe box, a balmoral seam adorned by brogues, and our signature asymmetric pattern which leaves no center back seam.

The toe cap, vamp, and heel cap are one piece of leather that is accented with brogues and lasted snugly around the shoe with a seam tucked away neatly in the inner heel.

For this updated version, we selected chocolate brown suede from Charles Stead for the vamp and quarters which wrap around the heel collar in one piece.

This suede adds an elegant contrast to the design and wonderful texture that stands out beautifully but isn’t garish.

We paired the supple suede with French box calf leather from Tanneries du Puy and a handmade chocolate patina, which is simple to match with most dress and dress casual attire. We topped off the shoe with subtle patina accents along the brogues and suede to give the shoe even richer depth.

In the past, we’ve experimented with a combination of French box calf and suede on other popular models including our Roy Balmoral Derby Boot, Balmoral Simple, Decon Derby Shoe, and Decon Double Monk, and ever since their GMTO introduction, they've become some of our most frequent MTO requests. We expect this new version of Federico to be equally as popular.

Our Federico Balmoral Brogue Oxford is now available in our group-made-to-order (GMTO) for the next two weeks. Every Goodyear-welted pair is meticulously hand finished by our artisan team in Barcelona before delivery. Participate in our special Fall GMTO through Tuesday, October 4th.

You can place your order with a 50% deposit using the code GMTODEPOSIT during checkout. The balance will be collected prior to shipment.

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