Instead of the usual Black Friday or Cyber Monday hype, this year we present to you "Brown Friday". Brown Friday is the launch day of our November Group-made-to-order featuring four brand new designs in elegant tones of brown.
Our Frank Derby in our first featured new shoe. Frank is a cousin of our Derby Simple who sports a well proportioned cap toe and an espresso handmade patina.
Like our Derby Simple, Frank features an asymmetric pattern which creates a streamlined silhouette around the entire shoe and a comfortable and durable Vibram Commando Sole which is perfect for all weather conditions. Instead of Country Calf, we selected Box Vegano Inca for added texture.
The cap toe creates a look that some may prefer since it divides our elongated vamp in well balanced proportions and the added body of the cap compliments the height of the commando sole perfectly. Like our Derby Simple, our new Frank Derby is versatile and compliments most wardrobes -- the perfect candidate for your new go-to shoes.
Our Sean Mountain Boot is our second new Brown Friday shoe and is the very first shoe of ours that features a Norwegian Welt and veg tan leather accents.
Also knowns as a storm welt, the Norwegian Welt construction method includes a welt that is located completely on the exterior of the boot revealing both sets of stitching. This feature provides additional protection from rain and wet conditions, and for this reason is a common feature on snow and ski boots.
Sean features an elegant goose neck chiseled toe which has slightly more room in the toe box but isn´t overly bulbous like traditional mountain boots, semi lined facings with four eyelets and two speed hooks for ease of lacing, our Vibram Commando Sole which compliments the more rugged look perfectly, and signature red mountain boot laces.
We sourced Becerro de Villarramiel leather from Spain which is an oil treated leather that is thicker and tougher than the soft and supple French and Italian leathers that we often work with and is perfect for this mountain boot style.
We selected a natural brown finish which is unique to our brand, but will allow the boots to patina and develop character on their own. Finally, we topped off the boot with veg tan leather accents for the heel counter and strap which stand out distinctly but will naturally darken over time.
Our Tete Moc Toe Derby in dark chestnut is our third shoe for Brown Friday. Tete is our new moc toe shoe that sports the sharp look of our chiseled last, streamlined design of our asymmetric pattern, and texture of box vegano leather from Tanneries du Annonay.
The facings of Tete are cut separately and are connected by a graceful swan seam. This design feature highlights the beauty of the swan seam which compliments the natural shape of the foot.
Unlike our Gaspar Derby which features the Vibram Commando Sole, we selected our leather sole for Tete for those who prefer a more classic dress shoe look.
Our Roy Boot in dark oak is the last new shoe that we are offering for Brown Friday. Roy is a Derby Balmoral Boot with our chiseled toe last and a combination of box calf leather from Tanneries du Puy and box vegano inca leather from Tanneries du Annonay.
Roy features a vamp, lower quarters, and counter that are lasted from one piece of box calf leather that wraps around the boot and meets neatly at the inner heel. The semi-lined box vegano gives the shaft of the boot texture and is contrasted with additional box calf at the facings.
The balanced proportions of the balmoral seam, elongated vamp, chiseled toe, and Vibram Commando Sole create an elegant silhouette with a sharp masculine edge. We chose a dark oak patina which compliments the brass eyelets beautifully.
Our Frank Cap Toe Derby Shoe, Sean Norwegian Welted Mountain Boot, Tete Moc Toe Derby Shoe, and Roy Balmoral Derby Boot are now available as a group-made-to-order through the end of day Sunday, December 6th. You can place an order with a 50% deposit using the code GMTODEPOSIT during checkout. The balance will be collected before final shipment.
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.
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