No matter the economy's direction, a gentleman knows that certain things are always a prudent investment.
Perhaps chief among these: a superlative pair of dress shoes.
Of the same mind is Leffot
, a high-end men's shoe boutique opening today where a Christopher Street
toy store used to be (no, not that
kind of toy store). This store has a formidable purpose—it
aims to be your one-stop shop for some of the world's best men's shoes, side by side, all in one place and
at your disposal.
Owner Steven Taffel offers a knowledgeable but unpretentious approach to some very serious gear. He's
hand-picked just over a half-dozen of the world's best shoemakers and assembled their work on a solid ash
table in the center of the dark, stylish store—so you have the rare opportunity to hold an Edward
Green in one hand and a Pierre Corthay in the other, and compare a Church's English with an Artioli (trust
us, that's a good thing). Even better, Leffot offers shoes available for the first time on this side of the
Atlantic from acclaimed makers Aubercy and Gaziano & Girling.
And if none of the above is special enough for you, you can work with Steven to create your own customized
pair (come on, you know you want to).
After all, economic cycles come and go, but you only have one pair of feet.
10 Christopher St
(between Gay St and Greenwich Ave)
New York, NY 10014