Earlier I wrote about the new rising of a traditional shoe brand Wildsmith (you can see the post here) and when Chay asked me if was interested to give some of their pair a try, I of course was more than glad to take that chance.
As one can see from the pics below the weather in Finland at the moment is not the most optimal for loafers. However I luckily got the chance to wear these already in Florence during Pitti Uomo and now I’m waiting for the summer to come.
Trinity - Brogue punched saddle loafer
When making the choice, I basically had two options - the “George” chukka boot in oxblood pebble grain leather and the Trinity. As my rotation was at the moment missing a pair of calf leather loafers and as there’s actually no pair similar to these available on the market from any brand as far as I’m concerned, I decided to go with Trinity (and because that was the choice my girl told me to go with).
The pair chosen combines classic brogue design with the understated style of a loafer / slip-on. Whereas normal penny loafer features a “strap” that in the past was supposed to allow the wearer to place small objects such as pennies, Trinity only features a brogue punched “saddle” over the instep and in addition medallion perforation at the toe.
Shortly, the shoes are made in Norhampton, England with a goodyear-welted construction, featuring simple leather soles with closed channel stitching and leather lining. Being made of burnt chestnut calf leather I believe the shoes are optimal to create a nice and natural patina over the years.
Few more months to wait before wearing these in the streets of Helsinki
The first wear - in Florence.
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