July 2008

Have started to work on Collection #2, and so far have added the following:

RBCB3 (Chukka Boot) in Brandy Scotch Grain Shell Cordovan

RBCB3 in #8 Scotch Grain Shell Cordovan

A Plaintoe Mid shaft Boot in #4 Shell Cordovan


RBPS1 (Pennystrap) in Brown Shell Cordovan with Brown Calf Scotch Grain trim

These new items are scheduled for October (maybe late September) delivery.  Current customers interested in reserving a size, please email me and I will make sure I have your pair set aside.   Further details forthcoming……




We have received our next delivery of Shell Cordovan from Horween, and are now working on the Black Shell Cordovan RBCB1 delivery.  I know there are a few clients waiting for this to arrive, so I can confirm now that this run of sizes is in production and we HOPE to get out of the factory before the August Holiday closure, but we will have to wait until the end of the month to know for sure.



Franco’s Fine Clothier has updated their website to include the Rider Boot in-stock selection.  While still working on the layout, sizes of pics, etc., they are able to process on-line orders at this time.  Also, the entire Collection is in-stock at Franco’s Short Pump location.  The guys on the floor are getting the program pretty well, and are glad to help those visiting the shop! 


Or visit –


Short Pump Town Center

 11800 West Broad Street
Suite 1168
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 360-9260
Mon-Fri: 10-9 / Sat: 10-6 / Sun: 12-5

Thanks so much for the kind emails and compliments!  A few ‘overheards’ and mailed reactions:

They’re pretty spectacular—probably the coolest looking slip-ons I’ve ever seen. Nice classic shape, too. The 9 ½ in this model is bang-on; the fit is very comfortable.

I really like them. I don’t have a pair of unlined slip-ons in a cordo color, and I like the fit and color better than the ***** #8s.

I’m really pleased with the shell chukkas

Let’s see ***** do this!