RYZ is a new line seeking to bridge that tricky gap between casual and formal shoes, with this new collection for spring / summer 2011. The line seems to focus on the casual comfort of sneakers, and the simple design of clean formal shoes. Available online now.
Yuketen shows off what it has planned for its spring / summer 2011 collection with this preview. Feel the rich leather that alternates between darkest and lightest of finishes, and the collection’s moc-inspired direction. Highlights for us include the wingtip broguing on those moccasins. Depending on how they work, they could be a huge hit, or a huge miss.
Japanese footwear brand Cause has just dropped some love on us, in the form of this fall / winter 2010 collection. Two sets of mocs are what hit us hardest here, with one a zip-up puffer-style moccasin grabbing eyes and attention with its ambitious design and side-zipper.
H? Katsukawa from Tokyo has a mighty strange name, and has a spring 2011 footwear collection to match. Good strange, though, not bad strange though, as this collection takes classic men’s shoes and turns them on their head with unique patterns, and absurd fabrics that look like they were jacked from the Bape factory floor (again – in a good way). We definitely would not mind getting a closer look at the brown leather oxfords with star imprints.
Heritage Research is dealing with a warm summer, by planning for a bleak and cold fall, as this fall 2010 collection proves. Rough and tumble boots by the British brand are here to keep you warm, with fine leather, Thinsulate-padded uppers, and thick sturdy soles. But if you need to turn on the class, a pair of suede brogues can do the trick, with beautiful fancy broguing in pale grey suede.
VANE in collaboration with Sebago are opening their pop-up store in New York City tomorrow. Located at 125 Rivington Street, take a peak at the new concept store, and catch a glimpse of their Holiday 2010 Collection preview. The collaboration of the urban design collective and the classic boat shoe manufacturer sees some exciting and interesting creations on tried and true American classics. Slated to hit stores in October, you can also choose from their current Spring / Summer 2010 Collection that will be on sale at this exciting pop-up venue.
Dior Homme releases their line up of sneakers for their Fall/Winter 2010 Collection, and it’s an exciting mix of revamped styles, and new ideas. Kris Van Assche does well to meld characteristics of heavy outdoor footwear with classic sneaker designs. An earthy pallette does well for the season, and a good play of texture, and material makes this sneaker collection another slam dunk from Kris Van Assche’s dramatic and refined sensibilities.
It’s an Asian collaboration, as Chinese designer Kim Kiroic designs a collection of convertable shoes for Korean designer JUUN.J‘s fall / winter 2010 collection. The theme? The transforming warrior. Starting as high-top sneakers, Kiroic’s designs unzip and switch to sandals in an instant, giving men’s footwear some true statement pieces for the season.
HUGE magazine has released this timeless editorial of some key pieces from Verginia’s Spring / Summer 2010 collection. Founded in 2002 by Hiroshi Takahashi’s High Bridge International Company, Verginia’s focus is on distinguished shoes of the highest quality. All produced out of Portugal, this editorial gives an indepth look at the most minute details put into the shoes, and the atmosphere they are created in.
High street retailer Topman is renowned for its capsule collections and collaborations, and now they’ve teamed up with Oliver Spencer for this line of shoes. Featuring some very trendy desert boots made of top quality suede, and classically sensible oxfords in luxurious nubuck, this collection proves once again why Topman is one of the best in fashion. Available at Topman and Oliver Spencer now.