The Wabash Ave. Wholecut Oxford No. SE01 – Special Edition
Walk like an Egyptian -like a first-class Egyptian pharaoh I’d say- with these astonishing custom-engraved whole cuts.
Hand cut from raw high-grade Italian crust leather, shoe patterns are engraved with beautiful Egyptian hieroglyphic motifs. Applying natural dyes and oils -and lots of savoir-faire- our Maestro colorist achieves this unique and staggering look that we call “Museum” Patina. After much hand brushing and polishing, the glacé effect is jaw-dropping, as you can see on the pictures.
Original Goodyear welted using traditional techniques, they feature our classic leather sole. And it’s no coincidence that we chose the leather sole for this particular shoe: having the slimmest profile it’s often considered the dressiest of all them. Besides that, it’s hardwearing, flexible, practical, long-lasting, and beautiful.
What to say about the last? Used on some of our most refined hand-finished shoes, the “Savile” shoe-last is the result of many rounds of refinement to create the perfect men’s formal last. Featuring a soft chisel toe and a long elegant vamp, this is a great go-to last for any classic suit shoe.
Every pair of Robert August Wholecut Dress Shoes are Handcrafted to order in our workshop in Almansa Spain, with a history of artisan shoemaking dating back to the early 18th century.
Robert August uses only the finest leathers from tanneries in Italy, Germany, and Spain and sartorial fabrics from the most prestigious mills in Italy, France, and Belgium. Our craftsmen then transform these materials using generations of knowledge and skill to create an exceptional pair of shoes unique to you.
Note: All of our shoes are made when ordered, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.