The rake

    the modern voice of classic elegance

    Norman Vilalta

    Brown Patinated Pebble Grain Leather Derby Shoe




    Taken from Norman Vilalta's bespoke footwear line, this is his innovative version of a classic Derby – this Simple Derby, from the Savile Road meets Rock’n’Roll Collection has a lightweight Vibram Gumlite sole, luminous colour and textured finish. Crafted from French box pebble calf leather, this pair features the brand's signature hand painted 3D patina, asymmetrical and seamless back. Plus, the Goodyear welt ensures durability and makes for an extraordinary ultra comfortable wear, with the padded insole as a bonus.

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    The story

    The mastermind behind Norman Vilalta worked as a lawyer before changing professions and training as a shoemaker in Florence – and we at The Rake are glad he did. After honing the incredibly specialised techniques, the Argentinian national founded his business, initially specialising in bespoke before adding ready-to-wear to the brand's offering. Innovative by nature, Vilalta takes classic styles – such as a Derby or Chelsea boot – and puts a spin on them, playing with texture, design or thickness of the sole, while maintaining an unwavering level of comfort and durability.


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