*J. M. WESTON Cap-Toe DOUBLE MONK STRAP: 42.5D/E (US 9.5D/E)
J. M. Weston
Cap-Toe Double Monk Strap
Weston is one of the few French firms of quality to continue to produce or offer ready-to-wear shoes actually made in France. The others are Charvet, Heschung, Corthay, Fenestrier, Vaneau but, against the convention wisdom, not Aubercy or Berluti. J.M. Weston was founded by Édouard Blanchard in 1891, in Limoges and all production continues to takes place at a single factory in Limoges using traditional techniques from extra-slow vegetable tanning to the final hand-crafting of their famous men’s shoes, thus distinguishing them as one of the few shoemakers who own ever step of their operation from tanning to retail sales.
Weston maintains a presence in London too. They moved in recent years from their well known Burlington Gardens shop to their new and larger quarters at 60 Jermyn St., amid the many other famous traditional shoemakers of London.
The present shoe, most likely from the 1990, is a Cap-toe Double Monk in the finest high-finish calfskin, a very beautifully made classic, fundamental to the gentleman’s wardrobe. Weston prices now exceed $1000 plus tax.
Size Details:US 9.5D/E.....UK 8.5E/F......Continental 42.5D/E, for the medium t somewhat wider foot..
The tops are in excellent condition a few trivial marks at the toe and nicks elsewhere, shown in pictures; easily polished over. Sold with the original Weston Flannel Travel Bags, as shown. Trees not included but ask if you require custom fitted shoe trees.