Named after Rudolf Carl von Slatin, aka as Slatin Pasha, the famous Anglo-Austrian officer, author and British government official in Sudan, who
reportedly wore this kind of shoes in hot weather. The woven leather enables better breathing and gives the shoe a casual feel. It is a good shoe for casual occasions in
the heat. Ludwig Reiter in Vienna is the oldest shoemaker to produce this shoe. Crockett & Jones's Sandown is a version that has a finer weave.
It was the famous Will Boehlke who one remarked that some items of clothing don't make sense, like a casual Penny Loafer in formal black colour. A similar inner contradiction is inherent in the black Slatin Pasha shoe. No a good idea. The fact that something is manufactured does not mean it is logical or appropriate.