Earlier this week the Belgian-Spanish brand Sons of Henrey was launched, focusing on elegant classic Goodyear-welted shoes, offering a variety of interesting leather choices, mainly through coming Group MTOs.
Behind the brand is the belgian Tom Brone, a young shoe enthusiast who had previously been involved in proxy business for Vass and subsequently sold the brand’s shoes through the online store Jeeves, but for some time now working on his own project that resulted in the brand Sons of Henrey. Together with the British last and shoe tree manufacturer Springline and a lastmaker linked to the Spanish Almansa-based factory he works with, he has developed three different lasts, of which two are the base of the brand. One with a soft square toe, one with a more classic round toe, both relatively neat and looks pretty nice.
Initially, the model range consists of a punched cap toe oxford, an adelaide, a split derby and a chelsea boot, some of them in different leather choices. They are Goodyear welted with slightly bevelled waist and closed channel leather soles, with a price of € 355. More models and a few other lasts will come in the future. But in addition to the rather small stock range, they will regularly offer different limited group-MTO models from the many smaller batches of leather that Tom bought from different tanneries across Europe.
Thanks for posting Jesper; that split-toe derby is really cool ! Congratulations to Tom on this new venture as well!
Jesper, where do you think SoH stands compared with Carmina and TLB Artista? Thanks.
David: I’d say similar to Carmina and TLB main line, below TLB Artista, if one just look at specs etc. But if you have for example an excellent fitting pair of SoH they will surely triumph a so so fitting pair of Artistas, etc.