The Wyndham is a cleanly designed captoe with the addition of subtle broguing. A modern classic in our house style.
The Wyndham is our semi-brogue captoe Oxford. It features the same one-piece vamp, just like the Pedder and Gloucester. In terms of broguing it sits in-between of the fully brogued Gloucster and the clean, non-brogued Pedder Oxford.
The name come from the Old Dairy Farm Depot at the top of Wyndham St., which now houses the Fringe Club and Foreign Correspondents' Club.
Our Hajime 始め last is inspired by the Japanese word for ‘beginning’. The last features our signature soft chisel toe, a low, sleek profile, and a wider forefoot.
As with the Pedder, the Wyndham is a faux captoe. Instead of making the cap from a separate piece of leather the decorative detail is created purely with broguing and stitching. Forgoing the additional layer of leather reduces bulk. Whilst it is harder to execute, it makes for a sleeker shoe.
An additional benefit of this process is that shoes are more generally comfortable to wear and causes less creasing across the front of the shoe.
The suede Wyndham is a grab-and-go shoe which can be dressed down with chinos or easily transitioned to wear with a sport coat. In both brown and maracca suede, sourced from the world leading British tannery, Charles F. Stead & Co., there are innumerable outfit opportunities.
The espresso calf is a great alternative for those looking for casal option other than suede. 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.