Custom Patina Benson Wholecut Blue

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"The pair is absolutely stunning"

Our Benson wholecut, crafted in Italy, gets a special custom blue patina finish. The look is sleek, formal and fabulous.  The custom blue patina and extra polishing takes it to the next level.  Blue tones pair well with blue outfits and adds a splash of colour to grey or neutral suits. 


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Size Chart

Thomas Bird fits fairly true to size.  Not sure?  Please tell us what size and brands you normally wear and we'll be happy to help. Contact us.

Europe UK USA CM
39 6 7 24
40 6.5 7.5 25
41 7 8 26
42 8 9 27
43 9 10 28
44 10 11 29
45 11 12 29.5
46 12 13 30.5
47 12.5 13.5 31

Delivery & Returns

Orders are normally despatched same day or within 1 working day.

FREE UPS worldwide delivery for all orders over £100.
UK: 2-3 working days
Europe: 4-6 working day.
USA: 5-7 working days
Rest of World: 6-8 working days

Exchanges and returns accepted within 30 days for products returned in an original condition and packaging.

Exchanges in the UK are free and returns are £5. USA/Europe/Rest of World returns and exchanges are £25. More on Delivery/Returns

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  • Wholecut - made from a single piece of leather
  • High quality full grain calf leather
  • Hand dyed custom blue patina
  • Full calf leather lining
  • Blake stitched sole with rubber insert
  • Includes dust bags
  • Made in Italy
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Photo: @thesuitedtraveller wearing them with a light blue/grey suit.

Italian made, custom blue patina wholecut

"Absolutely stunning. Perfect color and quality".

Hand finished blue patina

These are Italian made wholecuts, using full grain calf leather. They are then finished to order in England by our patina specialist. Shades of blue and complimentary tones are skilfully applied by hand. Several layers of special waxes are then added by hand to build up the depth of shine and protect the finish. Every pair is unique and is a work of art.

Full Grain Calf Leather 

Being a wholecut, each shoe is made from a single piece of high quality calf leather, so there has to be no defects. There is just a single joining piece at the back. It’s a very elegant, dressy, formal shoe, ideal for special occasions.

Attention to detail

The top line is neat, with no raw edges, as we taper or ‘skyve’ the edge, then fold the leather and stitch it. The shoe has a full calf leather lining. This helps absorb moisture and prolong the life of the shoe. And we use a genuine full leather insole. Inside the heel, the reverse counter, we use suede to stop your heel slipping. What you can’t see are the stiffeners between the calf upper and lining. There is one in the toe and another at the back. These are important to keep the shoe looking good as it ages, and we use longer, high quality stiffeners to achieve this.

Stitched sole 

The sole is stitched onto the upper with a traditional Italian method called blake stitching. This is an in-channel, lock stitching technique, so even if one stitch was worn the others will still be locked securely in place. And being stitched the sole can be replaced when it eventually wears. But to extend the sole’s life, we use a rubber insert for added wear and better grip.

Stacked leather heel

There is a 25mm genuine leather stacked, heel, with 4 brass pins, and a rubber piece, again for better wear and grip, that can be easily replaced. There is a ‘gentleman’s corner’, a small bevel that reduces snagging of the heel on your trousers.

Benson custom blue patina wholecut is a beautifully Italian made high quality shoe, that with care should give you many years of enjoyment.


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