Santoni’s double-monk Carlos loafers

The Italian brand’s latest design comes in hand-coloured calfskin and exotic skins

Image: George Ong

Santoni is an eponymous father-and-son partnership based in Corridonia in central Italy, and despite a formidable international presence, its artisan production is meticulously maintained. The shoes are hand-sewn and renowned for elegant lasts and beautiful patinas. The monk buckle-strap shoe is its forte, and the latest design for spring is the understated yet distinctive Carlos (£390, pictured), a double-monk loafer that deformalises the original. It comes in calfskin, coloured by hand in burgundy, brown and dark grey, as well as in suede and precious skins such as crocodile.

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