We are making available any ready made shoes we have of our current collection of leathers. We typically make each shoe to order, but occasionally we premake some pairs, make random sizes of a sold out leather, or have exchanges that come back. The shoes are in original condition.
This shoe will ship to you within 5-7 business days from the US (for European addresses, please email before ordering as these items will ship from the US).
The Mussenden is a nod to the mens classic monkstrap shoe popular in the 1920s to 1940's. The style allows for a secure fit even for clients with a low instep.
This style is available to be made in a 2cm and a 3cm stacked leather heel.
See more of The Mussenden in other heel heights and leathers here
Custom: The Mussenden can be custom made by selecting up to 2 leather options. The front can be made with any leather, while the back should be made with a leather that is waxy or firm to hold the closures. Gloveskin or Drapey leathers are not ideal for areas with laces or closures.
To order a custom leather version of these shoes, please visit here
Character: This is one of our favorite leathers for our shoes. It has an ideal thickness, pliability, and wax content perfect for shoes made with no stiffeners. The wax content in darker colors can be augmented with more shoe wax to help with wet and cold weather. Overall the leather has a nice relaxed vintage look.
Care: This is best conditioned with a good quality liquid saddlesoap. Darker colors can be conditioned or cleaned with a shoe wax as well. Be sure to test a small area prior to using.
This leather is tanned in The Netherlands using only steer from less than 50km away. The tannery has set the standard for BAT (Best Available Technology) standards in the EU with 30% less water usage and no salinization of ground water. They split the leather to return 60% of the hide to the food chain and use remaining fats to create biogas used to heat their facilities and production.
There are inherent variations in natural leathers, handmade manufacturing, and local sourcing. Color and texture variations can vary within the same hide. Different monitors can also display colors differently. You may indicate any preferences in tone or texture in the Notes to Shoemaker section if you are looking for something specific so we can do our best to accomodate.
For our other leathers, check out our Current Leather offerings here