Christopher Tobacco Badalassi Carlo
An entirely new offering for Sons of Henrey, one where we venture into a more casual type of shoes, with pure vegetable tanned leather, built on our new Round last on a sturdy Dainite rubber sole. The Wingtip Derby is a much-loved style, and pairs perfectly with the beautiful, soft Badalassi Carlo Minerva Boxcalf in Tobacco.
Construction: Goodyear welted in Spain with genuine Dainite rubber sole. The Goodyear welt enables the shoe to be resoled. Leather board heel stiffeners and a cork footbed for added comfort. Vegetable-tanned calf lining.
Leather: Badalassi Carlo is a Tuscan based tannery producing 100% vegetable tanned calf leather. The leather for this model is their Minerva Box calf leather, which is a pure vegetable tanned, tumbled leather characterized by its beautiful, natural grain pattern. Buttery soft to the touch with a pleasant warm Tobacco hue. The finish is kept to a bare minimum, to allow the leather to develop its own, unique patina.
Last: The round last is our newest last, and features a slightly rounder, yet shorter toe than the Elegant Round. It is a very handsome last for a more casual shoe and will be a staple in our offering for the season to come. It provides great fitting comfort and a pleasant aesthetic.
Fit: Fits true to size. We advise you to take the same size as you would in Carmina, Crockett & Jones or Justin Fitzpatrick, and to size down half a size from Edward Green or Gaziano and Girling.
Care: Brush your shoes after wearing them to remove dirt, and rotate your shoes between wears. We recommend using a high quality, natural conditioner ever so often to keep the leather supple. Creams and waxes can be used to restore scuffs and polish the shoes to a luster, but we recommend not overdoing this. Badalassi Carlo Minerva Box is a vegetable-tanned leather and will develop the best patina on its own.