Keeping the modern gentleman’s footwear collection, quite literally, grounded in tradition, Church’s is a label that understands the importance of quality craftsmanship. With several centuries of the stuff behind it, it’s well equipped to design these Lisbon monk shoes. Pieced together from polished leather, the buckled pair is structured using time-honoured Goodyear construction and a strap at the front for maximum support.
Stone Church, aptly named as the rock upon which Church’s was founded, was born in 1675 and trained as a cordwainer and master shoemaker. His skills were passed down to his greatgrandson Thomas who opened a small factory with his sons and his wife Eliza in Northampton, on 1st May 1873. Northampton is a town not far from London with a history in shoemaking dating back to Cromwellian times. In the space of a few years, Church’s was transformed from a craft workshop into a benchmark firm for high-quality footwear, both locally and for the most demanding shoe shops in London and elsewhere in Europe.