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The Duke

A walled penny loafer inspired by style icon and one-time Edward Green patron the Duke of Windsor.

Just as with his love life, so with his style - Edward, Duke of Windsor believed in being his own man.

In the years after abdicating the throne to marry American divorcee, Wallis Simpson, Edward became a favourite of the world's media, gracing the best magazine covers and best-dressed lists. He combined a classical appreciation of quality and craftsmanship with a playful eye for pattern and unusual detail from bold checks to oversized cigarette pockets

'Did he have style?'' asked Diana Vreeland, one-time editor of Vogue. ''The Duke of Windsor had style in every buckle on his kilt, every check of his country suits.''

Edward believed that style should also be comfortable and was an early adopter of soft shirt collars and tailoring as well as the emerging penny loafer. As a maker of shoes for some of London's most discerning men's outfitters Edward Green made shoes for the Duke of Windsor. He was particularly fond of a side-walled loafer, often worn with contrast colours as a spectator.

Inspired by Edward we've launched a new loafer – the Duke – on a new walled loafer last – the 137. It's available in both unlined and lined variants as well as the Duke's own favourite two-tone made to order. 

 

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