Former Marc by Marc Jacobs protege Oliver Clark has turned his eye on creating a stunning collection of footwear for Spring 2012. From Chelsea Boots to Loafer’s, this collection is beautifully executed with subtle colorways, silhouettes, & styling. We especially love the watercolor illustrations that accompany an image of each shoe.
This Fall 2011 season DC Shoes presents an interesting new concept collection, going by the name NVRBRKN. The capsule collection consists of some apparel pieces, some accessories, and of course footwear. DC takes a more innovative approach with the line, using technical fabrics and keeping functionality at the core of the product in all case. Check out a campaign video made with professional skater Danny Way below.
Sebastian Tarek is a shoemaker in the truest sense. Having worked at some of the most prestigious bespoke footwear establishments including world renowned George Cleverley he has turned his attention to his solo project, a range of modern mens shoes and boots made with all the craftsmanship and skill of traditional English makers. Customers are involved at every step, choosing styles, materials and fit. Sebastian then takes measurements and an individual last is created – an experience rather than a purchase, this is luxury in the old school tradition.
The New Balance ML574 has always been an interesting shoe, & with the release of these new colorways for Fall/Winter 2011, that status continues. Somewhere between a sneaker & a boot, the ML574 has gotten a suede/ripstop nylon treatment in both orange & red colorways that emphasizes the latter part of the shoes influences. The other models are more traditionally sneaker-ish, opting out of the workboot style laces & getting traditional cotton ones. Available now at Kasia.
Fred Perry’s recent collections have been a blending of their classic prep influence with a more rugged, outdoorsy element. Their latest release, the ‘Great British Outdoors Rambling’ collection, features a series of 2 sneakers & 2 rucksacks. Personally, we prefer the olive plimsoll over the blue simply because of the laurel wreath brand location. As for the bags, both really are quite nicely done. All pieces are available now at Fred Perry Online.
The First String collection by Converse drops this classic Dr. J with some pretty luxurious detailing. Calling upon one of the company’s most treasured models, the reissed Dr. J is cobbled from the coveted Horween leather. Right away these are a thing of exclusivity.
The first run on September 10 will combine a black leather upper with burgundy accents. A mirrored colour scheme will be releasing shortly there after. Featuring a gold “Dr. J” monogram, the whole thing is rich, historic, well mannered and clean. Sounds right to us. Available in less than two weeks.
Nice to see Ellesse getting some due cred around here. Although unfortunately a bit forgotten and almost non existent in North America, the Italian ski and tennis company was an absolute force, during the fanatic UK sportswear craze of the 1980s. Relaunching as Ellesse Heritage, the brand has been quietly re-releasing some of their most time honoured designs. On September 15, Ellesse will be dropping the Fab Five collection.
Five retro silhouettes will be coming out, in collaboration with five of Europe’s to sneaker merchants: Sneakersnstuff in Stockholm, The Grand in Zurich, 24 Kilates in Barcelona, Harvey Nichols, London and Colette in Paris. The above promo video celebrates these massive joint ventures.
We shouldn’t have to explain to much about this logger inspired collection from on of the worlds most successful and iron clad boot makers of all time. We have just gained access to the FW 2011 collection from Timberland.
The usual full lengths and mids are here in a wide variety of styles. Expect mixed material uppers and thick soles in this retro meets contemporary collection. We even see something that you might call a casual skate model… maybe. Either way, the latest Timberland boots will be hitting shelves shortly.
Jeremy Scott’s inventive designs for adidas have been featured on notable folks ranging from Kanye West to Lady Gaga, allowing him to segue from ordinary cut and sew creative into an Adidas O.G. The adidas Originals campaign is handled by global agency, Sid Lee.
The highly anticipated collaborative collection from Filson & Sebago has finally arrived, right on time, for the upcoming Fall / Winter 2011 season. The creative forces from both brands have obvious influence on each piece, combining the rugged Filson look with Sebago’s classier, premium feel. The line includes several pairs of shoes as well as three sets of bags in different sizes and even a weatherproof jacket. Look for the collection at Sebago & Filson stockists this autumn.