A traditional shoemaker for more than 120 years, J.M. Weston is celebrated for its extraordinary, original designs, combining outstanding materials and exceptional techniques. With the highest level of craftsmanship in its Limoges factory, the shoemaker has reinvented itself without ever compromising its search for timelessness. Raw and refined materials sit side by side, rock 'n roll influences compete with traditional codes and realism is blended with bold details. The challenge for Olivier Saillard, the brand's Creative Director since 2018, is taking the key classics and bravely reinterpreting their style. For inspiration, the former Director of the Palais Galliera regularly delves deep into the brand's archives, most recently discovering that J.M. Weston loafers were once the shoe of choice for Parisian waiters, due to their exceptional comfort. A great opportunity for Olivier Saillard to present the label's latest model, the Moccasin 180 loafer, at the classic 1970s venue, the Café de l'Époque. The shoemaker revisits an iconic model for this latest collection, producing it in natural leather, with certain models featuring an enhanced leather sole. This design was popular among les minets, the subculture of hip young Parisians in the '60s, often seen at Le Drugstore on the Champs-Élysées. Olivier Saillard ensures that their loafers, derbies and oxfords are perfectly designed for the city. He continues to draw inspiration from the entirely different worlds of hunting, golf and horse riding. This heritage is evident in the brand's production processes; each model is still designed in the shoemaker's original workshops, requiring a minimum of two months for one pair, from the first cut of the leather hide through to the finishing touches. Always seeking quality in its luxury shoe designs, J.M. Weston is also the only shoemaker to have its own leather vegetable tannery, giving these shoes their exceptional character.