Like so many of our favorite brands, Attractions was born from an appreciation of vintage clothing. Originally founded in 2006, Attractions began as a vintage reseller, importing pieces from the United States and UK before starting their own production in 2011. Their experience in the vintage world provided them with the knowledge and inspiration necessary to develop their own styles, growing into an impressive and unique brand in a market saturated with alternatives.
Based on the oft-reproduced USN officer shoes of the 1940s, Attractions' Service Shoes do everything right. Built on a reproduced vintage last, they've got an extremely handsome profile, with a silhouette that can be dressed up or down easily. The classic blutcher details are all there as well, from the t-shaped backstay to the wheeled welt and blind eyelets - everything has been elevated, from the leather selection to the craftsmanship.
Speaking of leather, they're made from a burgundy French Calfskin, a dense and subtly-textured leather with a gentle shine and smooth face. Calfskin ages differently to other cow & horse leathers, forming small, tight creases in clusters rather than larger rolls, or the more thick creasing of mature cowhide.
They stand on a thick, oak bark tanned leather outsole and Biltrite Nylon heel, a classic and low-profile combo that will break in quickly & easily with wear. The uppers all feature extremely high SPI double-needle stitching, requiring precise and talented operators behind the sewing machine to achieve. Finally, thanks to their 270 degree goodyear flat welt, these can be rebuilt by any trusted cobbler when the soles wear down.
Choose 1 size smaller than your Brannock size for the best fit. See sizing info for more details.
- Built on the Attractions Service Shoe Last
- French calf leather
- 1940s style officer shoe
- 270 degree goodyear flat welt
- Blind eyelets
- T-shaped backstay
- Leather outsole
- Biltrite nylon heel
- Embossed insole
- Take 1 size smaller than Brannock
- Made in Japan