Posts Tagged ‘Boots’

features, Footwear

Wolverine No. 1883 Mayall Boot

By Laura on September 12th, 2011

The utilitarian look is set to be big this fall. Both practical and stylish this look is perfect for damp fall weather. Michigan based brand, Wolverine, have been making wonderful rugged boats since 1883, combining tradition with modern style. This season, the Wolverine No. 1883 collection, is comprised of eleven new styles all with an emphasis on fine craftsmanship, heritage and distinctive designs.

My favourite has to be the Wolverine Mayall boot which features a butter-soft full-grain leather upper, plaid woven print lining, fold down functionality for extra versatility, and rubber grips to prevent you sliding around the sidewalk.

The Mayall boot is available here for $225 USD or £142 GBP



Footwear

Sorel Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

By Laura on August 4th, 2011

Growing up in Canada, winter boots were probably the most important part of your fall/winter wardrobe. So it always shocks me that come winter here no one seems to have appropriate footwear. After talking to a few people, I have come to the conclusion it is because most men believe that proper winter boots can’t be fashionable.

Well guess what…. you’re wrong.

Sorel was originally founded by William H. Kaufman Inc. in Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (where I went to uni), and have been associated with the development of durable, comfortable cold-weather footwear since 1908.

In many ways they are the Canadian version on Hunter boots… and have created a loyal following by taking functional forms and making them stylish. Sorel has just revealed their Fall ‘11 collection and the Mad Boot Lace is a perfect example of this.

Inspired by the Mad Men of the 50’s and the Sorel Pro Flex of the 80’s, the Mad Series is water-resistant and made from full grain leather. As usual they have done a brilliant job combining iconic elements from their past and reintroducing it in a modern yet functional design.



festivals, Footwear

Havaianas Launches Wellies Range

By Laura on January 31st, 2011


Festival season might still feel like ages away, but the popular flip flop brand Havaianas are already on a mission to make sure all your festival footwear needs are met.

While we all would love to wear flip flops through the festival season, this is England and who are we kidding if your not up to your knees in mud your just not doing it right.
So to help us Brits get through the festival season Havaianas have launched their first ever Wellies range. The collection will be launched in 8 colours, from patterns to bold neons, for both men & women at Selfridges in April.



Footwear

Classic Shoe Maker Grenson To Open Online Shop

By Laura on November 17th, 2010

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Grenson, the classic English shoe maker, will open it’s own online shop later this this month. The traditional shoemakers have been making classic mens shoes for over 120 years. Founded in 1886 by William Green, their philosophy of ‘Quality first’ is still evident in the craftsmanship today.

With the wet weather here, we love the Glenn Cyclone Wax Canvas Boots (above). A great classic boot that will keep your feet dry.

Until their online store opens you can buy their shoes here.



Grooming

Half price No7 Men Skincare Collection at Boots

By shinychris on October 16th, 2009

No7 For Men Skincare Collection £40.jpg Every week from now until Christmas, Boots is marketing an ‘Offer of the week’, giving you the chance to pick up gifts at sensational, knockdown prices. This week (October 16 to 22nd) customers can get their hands on the No7 For Men Skincare Collection for just £20 instead of £40.

The No7 For Men Skincare Collection contains Multi-Task Hair & Body Wash, Wake-Up Face Wash, Anti-Friction ShaveGel, Post Shave Recovery Balm SPF15, Protect & Perfect Serum, Anti-Fatigue Eye Stick and Anti-Shine Lotion.

Available at larger Boots stores, or online at www.boots.com.



Outfit picks

Love the Look: Winter wool smarts

By admin on February 2nd, 2009

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How to do class in the freezing cold… Take one well tailored grey coat, a battered but sturdy pair of boots, slim wool trousers and top it off with a pair of tinted specs. When temperatures plummet there’s nothing like a pair of thick wool trousers to keep you warm and if you really feel the cold slip on a pair of long johns.

It might take you a while to get that impressive beard but if you’ve got the basics sorted hopefully the rest will follow.

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Footwear

Make like an intrepid explorer by donning a pair of Daita Kimura boots

By admin on February 2nd, 2009

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While the whole Shiny Media team are safely ensconced at home I pity the poor souls who have actually had to drag their carcasses into work.
I wont be leaving the house for anything other than stocking up on Hob Nobs, but if you do have to brave the cold these boots would be perfect for an old-time intrepid explorer look. They’re £240 by Daita Kimura at Farfetch which is pretty pricey, but look like they would last you a lifetime.

Tuck your thick socks into your archaically befabricked trousers (I’m thinking waxed cotton or wool-lined leather), strap some tennis rackets to your feet and make like you’re off to conquer some peaks when in fact you’re only going to conquer a block of cheese via the shop next door. With your mouth.



Gallery, Grooming

Gallery: Men’s Moisturisers

By admin on January 16th, 2009

Winter does bad things to your face, central heating dries it out, icy cold chaps it and makes it sensitive and all that blowing your nose hasn’t helped.

Now is the time to moisturise but don’t even bother unless your skin is clean, a simple unfragranced face wash and lots of lukewarm water should do the trick. Shaving will exfoliate the beard area of the skin, but try some gentle rubbing with a damp facecloth to your nose and forehead to allow the skin to absorb your moisturiser. Any questions? Post them on our Facebook Blog Networks page!

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Clothing, Footwear, Jeans & Trousers

Investment Spend: RM Williams boots and moleskins

By Colin Chapman on January 9th, 2009

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You may not have the body of Hugh Jackman after all those mince pies but if you’re looking for a a piece to invest in you could do worse than the Australian cowboy classics on offer at RM Williams.

The RM Williams brand has been around for 75 years and brings with it a sense of gritty heritage. They also have a lovely site, including ‘Australia’ themed galleries featuring items worn in the movie.

The fabulous boots (around £189) are made to last a lifetime and even if they don’t they offer a full repairs service so you can genuinely call them an investment. To add to your Aussie rover swagger, a pair of moleskin jeans [heavy duty 'sueded' cotton] will keep you warm in the long run up to springtime. They retail at around £100.

The London store is at 102 New Bond Street, London W1S 1SS tel 0207 629 6222 or Google RM Williams to find UK outdoor clothing suppliers who stock the range.



Trends

It’s all about the tuck

By Colin Chapman on December 8th, 2008

Last winter saw a few brave male fashion pioneers trying out the tucked in boots look. This winter it’s all but essential.

But there are some definite rules to make it look effortless. If your pants are too wide you can end up with balloon pants that are more Ali Baba than louche hipster. Too skinny and you end up looking like an ’80s skinhead. A classic straight leg jean cut is the best option for median bagginess. There should also be element of insouciance: a bit of errant hem helps here, as does leaving the top few lace-holes undone for that Artful Dodger touch.

Jude Law is a surprise expert at the tucked in boot challenge so grab a copy of Hello and take note.

Featured items: All Saints
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Footwear, Sales

Aquascutum white desert boots

By admin on October 20th, 2008

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The Clarks desert boots we featured last week went down so well that I thought I’d find another pair of the classic shoe. A little pricier but nonetheless covetable are these Aquascutum white boots. They’re reduced from £325 to a more acceptable £125 at Secret Sales -you have to sign up to get access to the site but once in there are plenty of bargains to be found.

The white uppers look very soft and the leather sole is pure quality, admittedly white isn’t the most practical colour but I think it makes an interesting winter choice. Teamed with a palette of pale neutrals they will look easily elegant, or try using them as a brilliant punctuation in an otherwise dark outfit.



Footwear

Alden cordovan lace-up boots from Browns

By admin on September 29th, 2008

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DMs are back in fashion but they can look a little clompy for everyday wear. Alden’s lace-up boot hits the ankle at the perfect spot for teaming with rolled-up trousers for an unbeatable look.

The cordovan horsehide is extremely waterproof and polishes up to a great finish making it the ideal winter boot. Coffee-brown laces are a wonderful touch and look great with the black leather, proving that black and brown can go well together. These boots aren’t cheap at £505 but will make an investment that will last years, snap them up from Browns.



Footwear

Dr Martens are back, just have a little faith here

By Jonathan Smith on August 11th, 2008

june08_drmartens.jpgDr Martens are one of these timeless brands, like Converse, who’s iconic shoes have changed little since they were first conceived, which in both these cases was many a moon before any of us were.

DMs fade in and out of obscurity with ease and have for the last few years been bubbling under the surface pulling their profits from the hardcore fans, but I predict a comeback. With early ’80s style being so hot right now it takes little imagination to make that jump to skinny acid washed jeans and a pair of Docs, but only time and perhaps our street style posts will tell.

For A/W 08 Dr Martens are bringing you the Monochrome range, the super simple 1460 boot available in either all black or all white, and if my prediction is worth its salt then these will sell well. Coming soon to Oki-Ni.



Footwear

Ato Cow Hide Boots – How times have changed

By admin on August 7th, 2008

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What a difference a near year can make. Seems like only yesterday we were calling these Ato boots weird and unwearable. Now, after having Kanye West wear them, they look like they’d easily slip into our wardrobe.

And call me crazy, but even the £199 price tag doesn’t seem that bad. Heck, Jordans cost around the same price and they’re not made from a mix of patent and premium leather. If you’ve changed your tune, you’ll have to join the queue as Oki-Ni only have these on pre-order.



Designer Spotlight, Footwear

You Would If You Could: Busy Boots

By Will Reid on April 23rd, 2008

gold+boots.jpgAfter too many torturous nights of Cotton Eye Joe and Cowboy-clad cankles, customised boots have been effectively ruined. From D&G to Calvin Klein, embellished boots have done the rounds this season and I want in on the action. My brown leather Chelsea’s have blurred into wardrobe background and now I’m looking out for glittery, brightly coloured boots without any Simon Cowell heel. I don’t want hi-tops or Converse-style trainers but proper Dior Homme-on-a-budget boots.

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