I will admit I haven’t been sewing much (Covid energy-sap), but I do have plans. Honestly all I’ve really been up to is -work- but at least it’s fun work, getting so many new shoes sampled, photo’d, video’d, and ready to launch. We make *a lot* more styles and colors than we used to, so it’s a big job.
So with that, I’ll announce the April pre-order. It’s all vintage goodness.
This ’40s standard oxford has been a top-seller since introducing it through Royal Vintage several years ago. I love this shoe because it’s a direct repro of an original we have in our AD Collection, a cute little “Academy Girl” oxford.
We have the classic brown and black, and you all voted for two new colors – oxblood and navy. We’ve made a few refinements for Claire v.2.0 – the heels has more curve and the toe is a little sharper. This is a really good style for those of you with wide feet, as the ball of the foot is quite broad and toes round.
Another much-requested 1920s/1930s style from years back. We originally made Evelyns in tan/brown and navy/brown, and the tan proved to be incredibly popular. This season we’ve broadened out the color options voted on by the community and offer now five colorways.
Evelyn is a really good all-season shoe. The canvas gives them a sporty look – don’t be afraid of getting the textile dirty. A little spritz with the Angelus water and stain repellent will keep them looking great.
A new design for this year, Hazel is a gorgeous 1920s and 30s pump. We developed Hazel from another original in the Collection, and took great pains and many iterations to get the new Spanish heel just right.
Hazels have an almond-shaped toe and that characteristic high vamp, so they’re a step-in pump but quite secure to walk in. The grosgrain ribbons are indeed removable; replace them with any sorts of bows you like to change the whole look of these versatile pumps.
Lulu is our wildcard shoe, and it’s easy to see why. These are some seriously eye-catching oxfords and are actually based on an original 1930s pair, though we’ve moved them a little forward into the late ’30s and ’40s with the chunkier Cuban heel.
There are a lot of curves, bits, stitching, points, and magic going on with Lulu. We have four colorways voted on by you, and they’re all amazing. If show-stopping footwear is your thing, these are the shoes for you.