Let’s get a closer look at this men’s footwear collection from Giorgio Brato for the spring / summer 2011 season. The offering is a cross section of men’s shoes, with lace-ups, sneakers, and ankle boots all offered. Though the selection might look divisive, the unique distressed finish on all of them ties them together.
For spring / summer 2011, Dickies produces the Workabilly Mid, a mis-rise, chukka style sneaker. Featuring simple construction and contrast stitched canvas uppers, these wonderful sneakers should be fast favorites as your go to casual sneaker this summer. Available in three colorways, navy, beige, and olive khaki.
In terms of retro styling and rugged durability and function, there’s nothing quite as amazing as Paraboot’s Michael Boot. First made in 1945, this apron toe shoe features soft brown leather uppers on top of a gum sole. Hand made in France, you can find your own pair online.
Diesel goes all classy with the Prinz, a pair of brown suede cap toe oxfords. The design is a classic, with tonal top stitching and an unadorned medallion on the cap toe. Worth noting is the steel detailing on the laces, and rivet left on the heel, giving the shoes a sort of industrial feel. Available at ssense now.
Mors previews their spring / summer 2011 collection, an assortment of basic sneakers in a variety of colors. The collection is loaded basic designs, with Italian suede and nappa uppers stitched into simple, bold shapes, with rubberized soles, and simple colorways. A great collection, we can’t wait to see them in person when they see release.
Nigo continues the Mr. Bathing Ape line of dressier Bape options for the spring / summer 2011 season, as this brogue preview shows. A full oxford made using fine polished leather in a two-tone design, we can see the brogue going back to a more traditional Bape branding, with the familiar shooting star motif on the sides.
Vans Vault gets only more and more ambitious with their designs, as this preview of a derby for spring 2011 shows. The derby is an interesting turn from the traditionally skate based brand, showing their willingness to dive into lifestyle wear, while at the same time, retaining their focus on performance and comfort.
KG By Kurt Geiger presents the Cameron, a bump toe pair of lace up shoes. It’s a unique mix of casual and formal. The black leather cut into a derby design, with low wooden stacked heel feels businesslike, but the soft laces create an ineffable air of casual comfort about them. Available online now, they’re a great choice for Saturday afternoons with your friends at the pub.
Florsheim’s Ipswitch is a beautiful wingtip loafer in a rich brown perfect for long walks in the country on the weekends. The beautiful brown leather is cut into a familiar shortwing shape, and a small tasseled detail on the uppers finishes the look off. Available online now.
Salvatore Ferragamo produces the Loris, a classic cap toed derby perfect for the working man with a bit of style sense. The polished black leather used on the uppers conveys a sense of real professionalism, while the decorated cap toe adds just enough flash to make it stylish. Available online now.