Alfred Sargent Trunk Show: The Shoe Porn

Alfred Sargent Trunk Show: The Shoe Porn


Thankfully, I made it to the Alfred Sargent trunk show at Leffot last night.  Chay Cooper, the product director at Alfred Sargent, and Steven Taffel, the proprietor of Leffot, were kind enough to let me take some pictures and speak with me for a few minutes about both Leffot and Alfred Sargent.  All of Sargent’s shoes on display last night were made to order (which means that the leather, last and style of shoe can be selected.  I believe the quote was $1,250/pair), which gives the customer a degree of flexibility in determining what they want to dress their feet with.  Ideally allowing the customer to perfectly express his personal style.  I will say, it was quite a good start to my night, as Alfred Sargent’s shoes are beautiful.  But you should be able to figure that out for yourself…

Choose your leather
Note the shape of the heel broguing, an Alfred Sargent twist.
Simple and elegant. note the stitching by the laces.
The line along the laces comes from skin stitching. If I understood Chay Cooper, Product Director at AS correctly it is done by cutting a line in the leather and stitching it back together using a fine thread and stitch. I believe the skin stitching accent was an additional $150.
AS's take on the tassel loafer, badass. The Carroll.
The tassel (Carroll) in suede with and off color/texture tassel. Definitely one of my favorite shoes of the night.
Some things are well viewed from behind.
The Jadphur boot, I believe Chay called it. Very unique straps.
Now from the back.
The Miller.
A beautiful wholecut. About as elegant and dressy as it gets. The Troy.
A suede & stingray oxford. I have only seen stingray leather used on shoes a few times before, one of which was on cowboy boots. From what I know it is one of the toughest, if not the toughest leather. This model is called the Browning.
Classic Correspondent.
From the side now.
Beautiful calf on suede saddle shoe. The Bristol.
From the top now.
My favorite shoe of the night, a classic suede wingtip. The Keats.
From the side.
I need these.
Like a rainbow, but in shoe form.
The proprietor of Leffot, Steven Taffel, overseeing the operation. This guy knows good shoes.