Monk FactsStraight out of a bygone age, the Duke is a classic round-toed penny loafer. This is the exact model famously worn by Edward, Duke of Windsor, a man whose relaxed sense of refinement has become iconic. The characteristic slit strap design originated in the 1930s as a stylistic twist on the standard loafer; many people would store a penny in the slit in case they needed to make an emergency phone call. The Duke is crafted on Edward Green’s 137 last, a high-walled loafer design from their archives. It is a wonderfully versatile slip-on shoe with a snug fit through the vamp, but plenty of width for the toes. Established in a small Northampton factory in 1890, Edward Green has gained a deserved reputation for ‘making the finest shoes in England for the discerning few’. Edward Green’s shoes are made with the finest calfskin to the highest standards of workmanship. Each pair takes several weeks to create and many master craftsmen are involved.
FEATURES & CARE- Round-toed penny loafer
- Full grain calf upper
- Single leather sole
- 137 last
- UK E width (standard fitting)
- 100% made in Northampton, England
- Care instructions: refer to Shoecare Guide