Custom Patina Benson Wholecut Oxford Tan
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Our Benson wholecut, crafted in Italy with a special custom tan patina finish. The look is sleek, formal and fabulous. The custom tan patina and extra polishing takes it to the next level. Tan pairs well with blue and adds a splash of colour to grey or neutral suits.
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FREE UPS worldwide delivery for all orders over £150.
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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The stitched leather sole includes a rubber insert to add grip and makes them last much longer before needing resoling.
- Wholecut - made from a single piece of leather
- High quality full grain calf leather
- Hand dyed custom tan patina
- Full calf leather lining
- Blake stitched sole with rubber insert
- Includes dust bags
- Made in Italy
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Italian made, custom tan patina wholecut
"Very beautiful, amazing."
Hand finished tan 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 tan 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.
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 tan patina wholecut is a beautifully Italian made high quality shoe, that with care should give you many years of enjoyment.
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