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£201.39 GBP EXCL VAT
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- £241.67 GBP
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The Melbourne is a classic oxford with punch details around the facings. The burgundy colour is an elegant complement to one's repertoire and has a chameleon character, for the colour appears more formal yet more casual in the daytime.
The Melbourne is from Bridlen's founder line, which seeks to push the boundaries of shoemaking by invoking materials, techniques, and crafts that are paradigmatic of higher-end shoes.
+ Shoe Features
- Goodyear welted construction (360° channeled)
- Barrel waist
- Oak-tanned leather sole from J & FJ Baker (up to 24% longer lasting than traditional leather soles)
- Outsoles stitched to 8 SPI specification
Bridlen shoes fit true to size. Take your usual UK sizing.
360° Goodyear Welt
Direct Channel Stitching (No Adhesives)
J&FJ Baker's Soles
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The Classics of Shoemaking
Bridlen prides itself on sticking to the basics of crafting a well-made shoe. In lieu of highly industrialised methods, Bridlen elects to stitch rather than glue, and craft rather than merely produce.
360 Degree Channel Welt
Not all Goodyear welts are equal. Whereas the welt sits below the insole stitched to a cotton rib for most Goodyear welted shoes, Bridlen opts to stitch the welt 360° and directly to the side wall of the insole giving the shoe a sharper feather edge and better flexibility. A thicker insole is required for this process, but the result is a superior shoe.
Focusing on classic shoemaking techniques, Bridlen is noted for crafting well-made shoes out of European materials. A 360 degree channel welt and an above industry standard insole is standard.