15 Oct 2016

Herring Fiennes - made by Alfred Sargent on Herring's 1966 last

My latest acquisition in chaussures are these beautiful sleek and spade-shaped brogues Herring Fiennes in a Chestnut calf.. 
Fiennes is a result of a corporation between Herring and Alfred Sargent; a good quality shoe, based on a sleek last and built with a quality English oak bark leather sole (from J.&J.F. Baker in Devonshire)  and the finest French and Italian leathers for the upper. Made on the premises of Alfred Sargent in Northampton.

Herring Fiennes in a beautiful Chestnut calf

I already knew the 1966 last from Oxblood Drakes which slowly has become my favourite shoes - partly because of the versatility in Burgundy shoes, but mainly because of how they have adapted to my feet over time. 
The Fiennes in Chestnuf calf is to my best knowledge no-longer in assortment, but I was in luck and got one of the last pairs at a good sale price.
The brogues are a perfect match for my tweed suits with long trousers - for plusfours, breeches and kilt they are too sleek and not so suitable for rough grounds. 

The Chestnut brogue looks fab with the three-piece heavy Cheviot Tweed suit

Navy/red OTC socks by Bresciani - bought at Mes Chausettes Rouges

With traditional hidden channelled stitching, the soles are skillfully bevelled, creating a beautifully refined London waist before being hand-painted and stained

A beautiful wrist-line

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