The Slip-On trainer is our "thumbs up" to the West Coast's laid back attitude. It matches the classic surfer style of a slip-on sneaker to the meticulous construction and materials of a venetian loafer. This is a truly versatile style that looks proper with a beer and board shorts or a sharply tailored suit. Each pair is crafted in Portugal.
This upper of this particular Slip-On is an absolutely incredible woven "Tecido" calfskin. Starting with a gorgeous full-grain skin from France, the pieces are precisely tucked and crossed to yield this distinctive pattern. The color is an absolutely perfect shade of cognac tan, just waiting to be matched to navy trouser or indigo jeans.
An Italian-made Margom rubber sole provides great traction and a cushioned ride. The sole is cemented internally and reinforced with 360° stitching to the upper. A kidskin glove leather full liner extends throughout the interior. The comfortable last has a sleek profile, low toe box, and perfectly rounded toe cap. Both whole and half sizes are available for a precise fit.
Epaulet Slip-On Trainers run true to size. If you typically wear a 10D in dress shoes, then we recommend ordering a US10 in these. For a comparison to our dress shoes, this size would correspond to a 10D in the Alden Aberdeen last, a 9.5D in the Alden Barrie or Tru-Balance last, and a 9UK in most Carmina lasts. Many of our customers also tend to wear the same size in these as they would in a Converse Jack Purcell or Vans Authentic - which can be a useful comparison for getting fitted locally.
For European customers looking at the EU size, we also recommend purchasing your typical size.