A whole-cut shoe is defined as a shoe that uses a single piece of leather for the upper. Most commonly they are made as low-cut shoes, but there are high-end makers who craft Whole-Cut Chukkas and Chelsea as well. They’re available ready-to-wear or bespoke and in a wide variety of colors and materials, and are generally more expensive than an oxford that’s otherwise the same.
Technically, a Whole-Cut is a style of Oxford because it utilizes a closed-throat lacing system. Basically, they’re oxfords made from one piece of leather.
It’s possible to find Whole-Cut shoes with broguing details and other decoration, though one could make the argument that this defeats the purpose of a Whole-Cut, whose lines are supposed to be ultra-clean and sleek.
Artisan-Hand Made Patina: The technique used to achieve this artwork is known as ‘Anticatura’, which is the Italian word for antique finishing. It is a specialty of Italian and French maestro shoemakers. Entrusted to the hands of the antique finisher, the upper part of the shoe becomes a work of art. The Anticatura method is a hand dyeing procedure of leather. It takes about 8-10 hours of work per pair to create a completely unique patina with an aged effect.
Please allow 3-4 weeks for your order to be manufactured. Remember that you are purchasing a totally Made-To-Order product which is not produced in advance, every part of it will be hand-crafted, exclusively for you, following your specific instructions, after submitting the order. Made-to-Order items cannot be canceled or modified after being launched to production. However, production times can be shortened to 10-15 day for a $45 fee.
Christmas Deadline for CUSTOM Orders. With the holidays soon approaching, we would like to remind you to please plan ahead and submit your design orders before our Christmas Deadline on Sunday November 18th Midnight for standard orders, and Sunday 11th for Bags, Leather goods and Patina orders.