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Article: The August Plan

The August Plan

It´s August, you´re probably thinking martinis at the beach. However, we´re already planning ahead for the holidays. For this month´s group-made-to-order (GMTO) offer, we´ve put together three styles that will ensure you’re winter ready and able to save by planning ahead.

Derby boot made in Spain by Norman Vilalta

For our first style of the month, we´ve decided to offer one of our most popular styles, our Derby Simple Shoe, in boot form. We´ve been hinting at this new model launch since April and they are finally being released.

For those of you who are well aware of our Derby Simple, the shoes are a staple for every man´s wardrobe for a few simple but crucial reasons: they combine our signature 3D patina on pebble grain leather, a lightweight and thick durable Vibram commando sole, a slim silhouette, and our asymmetrical pattern-making. The Derby Simple Boot includes the same fine details along with a 4 eyelet and 3 hook lacing system up the shaft, a tongue loop to provide additional stability, and a leather quarter that protects your ankles from inclement weather. We will be stocking this boot later in the year, however orders placed with our GMTO offer receive 200 euros off the retail price.

Derby Boot made in Spain by Norman Vilalta

With the popularity of our recent Decon Chukka pre-sale, we´ve received requests for the return of our original Chukka Boot. As we have referred to before, the chukka boot has its roots in the polo fields of India and on the battlefields of WWII by British Troops, this style has become an essential part of our men´s shoe rotation. Our version includes a chiseled toe box, 2 eyelet lacing, and our original quilted padded insole.

Chukka Boot made in Spain by Norman Vilalta

For this launch we sourced a deep lichen green suede from Charles Stead. We also chose a Vibram Button sole which is lightweight, durable, and has a slightly thicker profile than the leather sole which remains subtle under the upper.

Men's Chukka Boot made in Spain by Norman Vilalta

For our third GMTO pair of shoes for this month, we put together a style that has our classic streamlined shape with a bit of flair in the details. Our Derby Megabrogue is a brogue shoe on steroids done tastefully. The toe box of these shoes have a mix of the cap toe and a wingtip with an additional channel that delineates the two, also lined with brogues.

Derby Megabrogue made in Spain by Norman Vilalta

For this version of our Derby Megabrogue, we chose a luxurious chocolate suede with a subtle patina which tones down the broguing. This creates the perfect balance of a classic shoe that you can dress up or down, and contains details that will set you apart from your colleagues´ boring shoes. The Derby Megabrogue shoes are Goodyear-welted, utilize our asymmetric pattern-making (no center back seam), has a quilted and padded insole, and sports our signature hand patinated purple leather sole.

Derby megabrogue made in Spain by Norman Vilalta

Orders placed with this offer will receive our exclusive GMTO pricing on our Derby Simple Boot. The Chukka Boot and Derby Megabrogue are available with the GMTO without the 300 euro made-to-order fee and at a special GMTO price through Thursday, August 15th at 23:59 PST. Shoe trees are also available for 25% off with purchase of each of the GMTO models.

And if you happen to be in Barcelona this August, please drop by our men´s shoe atelier to see the shoes in person. We are located at Calle Enric Granados 5, Local 2, Barcelona, Spain, 08007.

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