The first thing you notice upon entering this store is the heady scent of leather. Not just any old leather, mind you: That's shell cordovan leather that's been tanned for six months to achieve the ideal pliancy and durability. Though they're not flashy, these are handcrafted, high-quality kicks for the man who takes his shoes seriously. The brand's stand-alone store offers the full collection of dress and casual shoes, from dapper wingtips and monk strap loafers to ruggedly classic boots. The gleaming leather is hand-stained and polished, arrayed in rich shades of mahogany, caramel, and oxblood. These shoes have stood the test of time: many browsers are already wearing burnished pairs of their own from the brand. And the longtime sales staff is attentive and knowledgeable. This is footwear worth an investment.
170 Sutter St
|Cross street:||between Kearny St and Trinity Pl|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10am–6pm|
|Transport:||BART & Metro to Montgomery/ Bus 2, 3, 6, 8AX, 8BX, 8X, 9, 30, 38, 45, 71, 76X, 81X, 91, 800|