The traditional dress shoe is a harder and harder sell these days. People don’t want leather soles, they ‘want to be comfortable.’ People can rock up to work in their jeans nowadays. And this is a corporate job we are talking about. Most guys want to thus wear something more casual due to this. Why wear a dress shoe when you can go casual? This is what they ask themselves. Sometimes, being ‘The Shoe Snob,’ I even catch myself slipping and ask the same! Go figure! But then I nearly always put on a pair of leather soles, so fret not!!!
But the look of ‘dress style’ is no longer the same look it was 20-50 years ago. It’s all different now. And here you see Septieme Largeur capturing this idea by fusing what looks to me like quite a casual sole on a very dressy upper. It gives the customer the best of both worlds. The comfort in the dress style. The casual sole to wear with their jeans or chinos. But the dressy upper to maintain elegance, a presence of ‘caring.’ Question is, will this take over? My answer, is ‘I sincerely hope not!’ Or I haven’t done my job properly!
And let’s not forget that beautiful patina which is Septieme Largeur’s specialty.