Hand-painted shoes TLB Keaton
Type: Double monks
Leather: Crust Calf
Undyed calfskin shoes hand-painted according to the customer’s instructions. Brilliant shape, great for smart-casual styles and for a coordinated outfit. Monk-straps position themselves somewhere between the more formal lace-up shoes and informal loafers, which makes them quite a versatile solution for the undecided. This is a must for the true lover of good shoes. Ideal for office and for leisure. As good with a suit as with chinos or jeans. Fastening with two buckles ensures an even better distribution of pressure on the instep, making them one of the most comfortable items in a closet of a stylish man. Excellent fit and comfortable buckles that never get undone “by themselves” offer additional hard-to-resist advantages. These shoes work beautifully with slim-cut trousers (also slim-ankle fit) which allow the wearer to show off the shoes in all their glory, without hiding the all-important details.
The sewing style and design that have been for years associated with the most luxury brands in the industry. The construction of shoes sewn by this method makes these shoes basically immortal, and they are often passed on from generation to generation. Indeed, well tended uppers made of the highest quality leathers usually survive their owner, while the soles, worn after years of wear, can be replaced with new ones. So be aware that you are looking at shoes that will stay with you for years to come.
Adjusting the size is such an individual matter, depending on the subjective experience of the wearer, that it’s hard to generalize be 100% sure without fitting. Some people just prefer tighter-fitting shoes, others looser, some accept the quarters not touching, or even require such an effect, others require the quarters to touch each other when the shoes are laced. Even made to measure shoes may not fit perfectly on first fittings. All dimensions, checklists, tables, images and suggestions should be considered as guidelines and support tools. Do not forget the instep height and the width of the foot. Those with slim feet can choose an F-sized last, e.g. 915 F. Those with wider feet or a higher instep should focus on the G width.
When correctly cared for, high quality footwear starts looking better with age – the leather gains character and acquires a beautiful patina, and the shoes optimally adapt to the feet of the owner. This is one of the characteristics that distinguishing good shoes from lower quality footwear. To enjoy the quality for years to come, don’t forget about regular care of the footwear.