The Tassel Loafer has been a staple of a fine wardrobe for generations. To make ours unique we developed a low vamp to compliment the sleep profile.
The low vamp, a look we don't often see in loafers today. This defining feature is something that we’d long searched for before deciding to make our own.
With the Duane Loafer, we turned a corner in the story of The Armoury Shoe collection. As such, we named this loafer after our neighbouring Hudson Street.
Our Jiro 次郎 last translates to second son as it is the second last we’ve designed with Yohei Fukuda. The last has a soft almond toe, fits slightly tighter in the heel, and adds more space in the toe box and forefoot. The last is also very suited to people who have fallen arches.
With a low-slung silhouette and sweeping lines, we gave the loafers a soft, almond toe while widening the ball of the foot to ensure comfort.
The suede loafer is a grab-and-go shoe which can be dressed down with chinos or easily transitioned to wear with a sport coat. They sit on an open channel, oiled leather sole. Our suede is sourced from the world leading British tannery, Charles F. Stead & Co.
The espresso calf is a nice alternative for those looking for a casual option outside of suede. The black calf is the most formal of the bunch and greatly compliments the classic grey trousers and navy sport coat outfit. Our calf leathers are sourced from the 150 year old Weinheimer-Leder tannery in Germany.
The goal of The Armoury Shoe Collection was to produce a new line of shoes that was uniquely ours. We partnered with the renowned master shoemaker, Yohei Fukuda. Fukuda-san was trained in England and developed his skills under the tutelage of great English shoemakers: John Lobb, Gaziano & Girling and Cleverley. He is an exemplar of classic English shoemaking.
To compliment the lengths that we went to during the design process, Northampton, England seemed like an obvious choice for manufacturing. We partnered with a century old shoe factory who’s skills and experience allowed us to make a hardwearing shoe with our unique style at an accessible level.
In the uncompromising search for quality, all of our shoes are goodyear welted, feature a wooden shank, are fully lined, and made with premium calf leather or suede. They offer exceptional value, especially when well maintained.
Our friend Mr. Slowboy illustrated our shoebox labels. Our shoe models are named after special landmarks in Hong Kong or New York, the home of The Armoury, the illustrations show those places on the outside of the box.