I was never a huge fan of exotic leather, not at least when the entire shoe was made of exotic leather. I liked when little snippets of the pattern had exotic leather. Like a facing, a vamp, or cap and counter etc. But entire exotic leather made shoes, for me, where a lot a swallow. But in recent years, this rise of suede exotic leather has risen and this I am a huge fan of. Especially in dark blue, dark brown and black. I find that it is most often seen/made in some sort of navy/dark blue, as you can see here. Maybe that has proven the most liked color? Makes sense if so!
So Altan, of Paris, has been one of those brands utilizing this type of leather which has made me like it more and more as I often frequent their IG page so what cool, new thing they have came out with. But this one here just might be might favorite of theirs. I love the color. The texture is sublime and of course I am a fan of the French Style penny loafer with chisel last and flared tongue.
I actually looked at this leather while at Lineapelle in January, the leather trade show, and boy is it expensive! I wanted to make a pair or two and slowly start offering this type of stuff too but with the costs prices as such, might have to wait until next year 😉
Always good to see Altan’s use of it. I could really imagine myself getting a ton of use of these in the Spring/Summer. The exotic suede is SOOOO soft its unreal. Would probably feel like butter on the feet.
Anyway, I hope that you all enjoy these too!