If you’re like me and you can never seem to find the perfect pair of Wingtips, now you can design your own using Robert August’s 360 Degree Design Studio. There are two easy ways to design your own Wingtips (or Full Brogues) using our system. One is to browse our selection of Full Brogues and find a style you like and click the “Customize Button” the other is to Design Your Own Custom Wingtips from the Sole Up.
Designing your Own Custom Wingtips (Full Brogues) From the Sole Up
Start with our Design Your Own Page and Select Wingtips
The next step in designing your own custom Wingtips is to select the Finish you prefer. For our Full Brogues, we offer our standard finishes, that includes many types and colors of leathers as well as suedes, flannels and sartorial fabrics. The other option is our Hand Patina Collection, which includes our Italian Calf leather that is hand painted and burnished with amazing patterns. Don’t worry if you choose our Hand Patina Finish, you can mix them with our standard options as well! For this example we are going to choose the Hand Patina Finish.
The third step in designing your own custom Wingtips is to choose the Construction Method. We offer both Blake Stitch and Goodyear Welt construction. Both have their own pros and cons, to learn more about them click here. We currently offer two lasts in our Blake Stitch Collection (Zurgio and Monti) and four lasts in our Goodyear Welt Collection (Zurgio, Monti, Savile and Belgravia). For this example we will choose the Goodyear Welt.
The Next Step to designing your own custom WIngtips is to Select the Last. The last is the form we use that creates the shape of the shoe. In our Goodyear Welt Collection we offer four to choose from. The Zurgio Last features a rounded toe, while the Mont Last offers a slight Squared Toe, the Savile offers a sleeker profile with a slight chisel toe and the Belgravia offers the Chisel Toe with a narrower waist and a Cuban Heel. For this example we will choose the Savile Last
Now is when the fun really begins. At the top of your screen is your options for Materials (don’t forget to click the arrow at the right for even more categories!) And at the bottom left is the section you are currently working with. You can click the arrows to cycle through the parts, or just click on what you want edit on the model in the middle. You can also click and hold the model with your mouse and rotate it to see every angle.
1st is the Wingtip itself (shown in Burgundy)
2nd is the Vamp (also shown in Burgundy)
Next you have the Tongue
Then you can choose Quarter
Then comes the Back
Next you choose your laces
Then you can choose your lining
The Next Step is to choose the color of your Outsole (at the top), you can also choose the style of welt and the height of the heel you like using the menu on the right.
Now choose the color of the sole you want (for leather soles) or on the menu at the right you can choose from our other sole options including our Beveled Waist with Metal Toe Taps (for a small extra charge) as pictured
Once you’ve chosen all your options, it’s now time to place the order. To do this click the “Order” Button in the top right hand corner of the screen. This will open up a list of all the options you selected. Click the check box next to each item to confirm your choice. (You may have to scroll down to get them all)
Once you have done that, our system will compile your order and take you to the Size Selection Screen. Here you have option of using our Feetszr App or if you know your size select your size from US, UK, EU or JP sizes. Select the width you prefer and if you’d like to add Laser inscribed initials on the heel and click Add To Cart
Now you’re ready to check out! (or add more to your cart!)