Put your best foot forward
And yet another season has snuck up on us and this surely has to be one of my favourites. Spring has sprung and with it comes a whole host of fresh wardrobe options. With the warmer weather allowing you to unbutton a little both figuratively and literally, one can indulge in some of the best sartorial layering combinations without feeling the chill or breaking a sweat.
And with that, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new Spring seasonal inspirations, once again designed in homage to some of the greatest characters, artists and writers throughout history. Permit me to guide you through the best of this seasonal collection, so you can be sure you are putting the right foot forward.
15 by Nucky Thompson
These 15 brogue monk straps are made for jaunting along the boardwalk, crafted with burgundy calf leather, sand and chocolate suede and brownlee patent leather and finished with our leather tan soles. These monk straps are perfect for a mobster inspired three-piece suit in beige linen or grey twill check with offset with burgundy or brown accents.
92 by John McClane
Has there ever been a more sardonic action hero than Die Hard’s John McClane? Played to perfection by Bruce Willis, this iconic character was the relatable hesitant hero. Even in his crime-fighting wardrobe of vest and cargos, McClane managed to always be the epitome of cool. We designed these full brogue 92s in patent grigo in homage, and we couldn’t think of a better pair of sneakers to add to our Spring Collection. We would team this sneaker with beige or navy chinos and a light grey Henley for the perfect weekend look. In McClane’s words, ‘Welcome to the party pal.’
48 by Roger Sterling
The scene-stealing Roger Sterling from now iconic Mad Men was the inspiration behind these 48 brown patina Derbys, finished with our new sand rubber soles. Always dressed for success in glorious three-piece suits, but with a flamboyant flourish of pattern and colour, Don might have been the enigmatic charmer, but its Roger who really was the all-time charm of the show. Take inspiration from Sterling’s 70s silhouette and pair these Derbys with a brown blazer over a light denim shirt and dark selvedge jeans for a smart casual look that packs a heady punch.
15 by Thomas Hardy
These spectacular and classic monk strap boots, hand painted with a rich dark brown patina and complemented by tan soles, named the Thomas Hardy are surely a classic for years to come. The ideal companion for these boots in a light brown linen suit with a glen check pattern shirt. Equally, this style will turn heads at the weekend when paired with chinos or jeans, this one really is a versatile boot and perfectly appropriate for Spring.
48 by Vincent Van Gogh
The best artists seem born out of a madness that is never truly understood until after their death. The epitome of this archetype is of course, Vincent Van Gogh. These monk strap boots were thus inspired by Van Gogh, from his painting series, Almond Blossoms, featuring a vivid turquoise background. These monk straps are crafted with lagoon blue suede and cobalt patent leather completed with sand leather soles. These might at first seem difficult to style into one’s wardrobe but if you keep the attention fully focused on the boots, you can find plenty of styling combinations. Our preferred look is with a light navy knit jumper, classic plain white tee and beige chinos.
To browse through the fully Spring seasonal inspirations click here.