One of Britain’s most distinguished boot-makers, Grenson have been in the business of producing the finest men’s footwear since the 19th century. The Sid is a classic long wing brogue that has a slimmer, modern construction when compared to the classic vintage shape. Featuring uppers made from Grenson’s premium hi-shine calf leather and punched brogue detailing, it is finished with an authentic Goodyear welted leather sole.
British shoemaker Church’s presents its Spring/Summer 2014 Footwear Collection, bringing the discerning gentleman a fine assortment of silhouettes in various colors and materials. With derbys, oxford and monkstraps represents along with desert boots, the Spring/Summer range pairs luxurious materials like leather and suede with variety of beautiful colorways. Head over to Church’s now to get a look at the full collection.
Prada has officially given us a look at their new ‘Levitate’ Laced Derby from their Fall/Winter 2013 Footwear Collection. The defining characteristic (and namesake) is the full length clear air-cushion sole. Built up of this base is a Nappa leather upper with stitch panel detailing running along each side. Inside the shoe is a soft leather lining and a padded leather footbed. The Levitate Laced Derby is available now at Prada’s boutiques and online store.
A new project from the people behind Carhartt Work in Progress, Over All Master Cloth has some great pieces for Fall/Winter 2013. Building on Carhartt’s traditional workwear silhouettes, incorporating contemporary materials, color schemes and detailing.
A contemporary take on a classic oxford cut work shoe, the Over All Master Cloth Wright Shoe was produced in collaboration with heritage French Footwear manufacturers Heschung, who produce the Wright shoes from their factory in Alsace France. Constructed with full camo print canvas uppers, they feature leather panelling with embossed logo details and are finished with hexagonal brass lacing eyelets. Goodyear welted to a Vibram Cristy Morflex sole, this is a bold take on a classic piece of footwear. Available now at End.
Reebok takes their ‘Workout Plus’ silhouette and preps it for the cold, wet winter months with this version featuring the technical material Gore-Tex. Along with the water-proof and breathable benefits of Gore-Tex, the Workout Plus’ athletic silhouette is beefed up with the use of hiking boot-inspired eyelets and thick rope laces. The sole is also beefed-up a bit to provide that needed traction once the snow falls. Overall, it’s a pretty nice reworking of the Reebok Workout Plus sneaker that provides some actual technical benefits to the wearer. Look out for the Reebok Workout Plus Gore-Tex edition to drop soon at selected Reebok retailers.
Designed by Mark McNairy and made by Sanders & Sanders in Northampton, the New Amsterdam collection is a merging of modern with heritage design to great effect. Using the finest materials and incorporating McNairy’s astute eye for detail, signature approach and unique aesthetic to create one of the most anticipated collections of recent years. Constructed with full grain uppers, these expertly constructed wing tip brogues are Goodyear welted to a traditional stacked leather sole and a finished with a hit of silver at the heel.
No longer limited to their iconic desert boot, Clarks has released a more refined footwear option in the form of this ‘Edward Limit’ brogue. A premium leather brogue in polished tonal burgundy panels and subtle fading features a welted sole for durability and comfort. Without being overly detailed these brogues are a clean, stylish option for any man out on the town.
Thom Browne established his eponymous custom tailoring company in New York in 2002 and since then has been credited with bringing a contemporary silhouette to tailoring, his style as become the hallmark of modern suiting. Made in England this Long Wing Brogue is a timeless style, reworked and finished in true Thom Browne style. The premium waxy calf leather construction features traditional brogue detailing and a tri-colour heel pull. The Long Wing Brogue sits perfectly at the bottom of a well fitting suit or is equally tailored to sit more casually below a slim fitting chino.
The Australian accessories brand Feit has done it yet again with these stunning handsewn shoes. Each shoe is made by one craftsman with one piece of thick vegetable-dyed Italian leather that is hand-stitched at the back and welt. The soles are said to be comfortable and durable double-layered cork, sewn on so firmly that the shoes are waterproof. Their chemical-free properties also make them non-irritant and biodegradable. As is the case with all Feit products, the high- and low-tops are produced in limited quantities at Feit retailers.
One of Britain’s most distinguished boot-makers, Grenson have been in the business of producing the finest men’s footwear since the 19th century. The Archie is based on Grenson’s famous Stanley Brogue, featuring over-sized brogue detailing. The ‘V’ version features a lightweight flex outdoor sole, as opposed to the usual leather option. Constructed from their new Green Alpine Grain leather, the Archie V retains all the details that made this a true style icon. Available at End.