Yuketen’s Moc Ischia interprets the traditional Italian bit loafer with a bolder punch effect portrayed by the large-gauge bit ornament and unrivaled quality through craftsmanship. Named after the charm of the Mediterranean island, the Yuketen Moc Ischia is a traditional Italian moccasin loafer made from full-grain leather and adorned with an oversize bit ornament, a design touch borrowed from equestrianism.
Each loafer is hand-crafted in Italy from select cuts of the soft and silky full-grain flesh-out leather from Opera Leather from Tuscany, Italy who have been specialized in making flesh-out leather and suede since the 70s. The leather is described as ‘flesh-out’ as it is full-grain leather that is flipped so that the flesh side of the leather faces outwards. The advantages of using full grain, flesh-out leather rather than split suede leathers are two fold; full grain leathers retain their structure, thickness and durability for long-lasting strength and the smooth grain side of the leather wears pleasantly against the skin, negating the need for additional liners. This way, the wearer enjoys the benefits of full grain leather and the pleasant aesthetic of the nappy, suede-like flesh side of the leather.
Opera’s Flesh-Out Leather tanned in Toscana, Italy
Full Leather Lining
Leather Outsole + Leather Stacked Heels with Rubber Keys
70’s Original Bit Loafer Last
Handmade in Italy