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The Wildsmith Loafer

Raymond Lewis Wildsmith created the first ever slip-on loafer shoe in London, originally known as the 582. The style was derived from a bespoke pair of house shoes, designed originally for King George Vl to wear with his shooting hose, whilst inside the house.  Later called the Model 98, it became known as The Wildsmith Loafer and was a widely popular casual style for outdoors, subsequently copied by many other leading shoemakers.

 
 
 
The Bloomsbury loafer is unlined making it supremely comfortable in wear.
The apron has a finely serrated edge, this process known as pinking or gimping is enhanced by a thin leather underlay.
The toe box has a stiffener inserted to ensure that the shape of the 574 Last is maintained.
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