ZONKEY BOOT

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Preview of Zonkey Boot #ss2015 collection: full-brogue wingtip oxfords from calf suede. Leather lining, leather insoles and Blake-stitched micro/rubber soles. #zonkeyboot #mensshoes #menswear #mensstyle #mensfashion #oxfords

Zonkey Boot loafers with hand sewn aprons, from tobacco hunting suede. Leather insoles and leather soles. #zonkeyboot #mensshoes #loafers #menswear #mensstyle #mensloafers #slipons

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Zonkey Boot for B&TAILOR

Zonkey Boot handmade made-to-measure belts with silver plated buckles. Each belt is sewn by hand in contrasting black and white threads.

#zonkeyboot #menswear #belts #mensstyle #handmade #craftsmanship #mensaccessories #mensshoes #mtm #madetomeasure #bespoke

Our friend, Belgian eyewear designer Benoit Ams, and his Zonkey Boot custom made hand welted whole-cut oxfords from natural yak leather. To see Benoit’s creations, visit Smith & Norbu website.

Zonkey Boot hand welted wingtip oxfords with entirely hand sewn uppers in contrasting black and white threads. Leather lining, leather soles and leather laces. #zonkeyboot #mensshoes #menswear #mensstyle (www.zonkeyboot.com)

Zonkey Boot hand welted Balmorals in hand stained Bavarian Calf and water buffalo leather. Leather lining, leather insoles and leather soles. #zonkeyboot #mensshoes #menswear #mensstyle #balmorals #craftsmanship #style #shoeporn

While Germany-Brazil is on… #zonkeyboot #mensshoes #shoedesign #ss2015 #menswear #mensstyle #craftsmanship (at Zonkey Boot)

Zonkey Boot knee-length socks from 100% wool. For more colour options, we invite you to have a look at the Accessories section of our online shop (www.zonkeyboot.com/shop).

Zonkey Boot double buckle monks. (Photo courtesy of bntailor)

A Buffalo’s Shoulder  

Shrunken shoulders are rare on hand and not many tanneries keep this type of leather in production. Visiting one of our supplying tanners a few months back, we were able to purchase a few bundles of shrunken buffalo shoulders and decided to offer three classic styles in a limited edition to our customers.
What is so special about this leather? Its basic raw material is necks or shoulder parts of bovine cattle or buffalo. The tissue’s structure of the neck is loose and soft and lots of wrinkles allow free movement of the animal’s head. In order to preserve these characteristics in the final leather, the tanned skins are neither rolled out nor ironed and glazed but simply allowed to dry and shrink to their natural surface. This procedure results in smooth and yet thick leather, which buffers humidity and keeps your feet dry.
The typical irregular wrinkles are not embossed, they are the true pattern of the animal’s skin and that’s where the uniqueness of each pair of shoes comes from.

Our selection of limited edition of hand welted shoes and boots made from shrunken buffalo shoulders includes the wholecut derby boot pictured above, an elastic-sided Chelsea boot and a plain derby. More info at ZONKEY BOOT - The Shop.

Zonkey Boot men’s sneakers for SS2015. #zonkeyboot #mensshoes #menswear #mensstyle #mensfashion #sneakers #ss2015

Ouigi of The Brooklyn Circus with his Zonkey Boot loafers.

Zonkey Boot hand welted ladies shoes in black calf leather and grey suede. 

Catching up with Mr. Ignatious Joseph in Florence.

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