The Sonning is our latest 12 pair limited edition loafer from our good friends at Crockett & Jones and we can’t wait to share it with you. When we first got our heads together with the team at Crockett & Jones we knew we wanted to build on the success we have had with our previous collaborations, see the Alex in dark brown suede, the Molton in tan Scotch Grain and the exclusive Wensum, made only for us. But when it comes to the standout Sonning it all started with our Managing Director Marc Debieux being let loose in the Crockett & Jones extensive archive. 

Made on their 375 last, the leather and suede combo with the addition of the Goodyear welted Superflex sole has caused quite the stir on the shop-floor. But where did the inspiration for this two-tone Kiltie style come from, we hear you cry? Well if ‘quiet luxury’ is the new hot topic in the fashion world, catapulted by the exceptional HBO series Succession, then this loafer is surely its nemesis. Talking of Succession did you note the Crockett & Jones name-drop as the must-have business shoe in series one? We obviously couldn’t agree more.

Back to the question in hand though, we’ve long been fans of the playful ‘Preppies’ look from the 1980’s and we couldn’t wait to create our own version. If you are too, this loafer is just the ticket. From denim to chinos, these loafers do the talking whether you are wearing them to the office or on the weekend, they are sure to make a statement.

Talking of the office, it’s hard to imagine in today’s society with WFH and hybrid working now entrenched in our everyday lives ( of course we have you guys covered with the ultimate house shoe, our own iconic velvet slipper ), that once upon-a-time workplaces introduced a relaxed dress code. The idea of dress-down Fridays was born, allowing men to come to the office without a necktie, no suit required.  No longer could you just rotate your black oxford toe-cap Crockett & Jones Connaught with your black semi brogues Cheaney Wilfred, now you have the option to wear brown in town! Some men played it safe and survived the test, some struggled, and others ran with it and embraced the chance to be expressive on a work day. Fast forward 2023 and guess which one you can spot buzzing around the place at Bowhill & Elliott!  If you like the idea of making a statement with your style and comfort is high on your list, the Sonning loafer should be on your radar. As with our previous Crockett & Jones collaborations we have decided to stick to our small production run ethos, this limited edition loafer is sure to sell out. Be quick only available with us at Bowhill & Elliott, in-store or online. 



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