Category: AW12


Summer footwear: YMC and Raf Simons for Adidas

Posted on 16th July, by Colin Chapman in AW12, menswear, Shoes. No Comments

At the recent menswear shows I caught a glimpse of some of the more adventurous summer footwear heading our way next year: glossy winkle pickers at Jonathan Saunders, bright suede espadrilles at Mr Hare, and endless variations on high-tech, luxury trainers and printed pumps. Colourful monkstrap shoes are also set to be popular.

Summer footwear for men can be a challenge: no one really wants to (or should) be wearing sticky flip-flops on their daily commute, sandals often divide opinion and preppy boat shoes and loafers are just looking a bit tired. With all that in mind, here are a couple of my current summer favourites: a smart sandal and a high-tech, futuristic trainer.

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Joe Casely-Hayford for John Lewis: AW12

Posted on 24th September, by Colin Chapman in AW12. No Comments

I’m very excited to be able to share with you these lovely colour images from the new season collection by Joe Casely-Hayford for John Lewis. This is one high street partnership that continues to produce great product and really should be a blueprint for how these associations run.It’s clear that John Lewis gives Joe the freedom to use the materials of his choice to an exacting finish, and combined with his eye for a classic yet edgy cut, the result is a brilliant showcase of enduring British style and quality.

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