With temperatures nudging the early 20s – exciting I know – it finally seems like summer time has arrived. Actually the weather needs to get on the case as we are now less then sixty days until September. Anyhow it is time to slip yourself into what are the ultimate stylish, classic, always cool summer shoes – Loafers. Here is …
It looks like the deck shoe is going to be around for another season, and cashing in on this trend in a big way is Christian Louboutin. The Biarritz Leather Flat maintains the classic loafer style they have become known for, while bringing in some subtle deck shoe elements. The shoes are produced with premium navy blue leather while sporting …
Yuketen was founded by Yuki Matsuda, who moved to America in order to work with footwear Artisans. Together they began to produce Moccasin style hunting boots, inspired by 1930’s mountain men. The shoes are made with traditional methods, using American sourced naked leather, to wrap the foot (not just cover it as most shoes this day do). The soles are …
Colin featured the YMC snakeskin deck shoes back in February and they’ve proved pretty popular with our readers.
Here at Brandish, we always like to help you stand out from the crowd. And in a sea of brown deck shoes and rolled up jeans how does one do that?
Think bright pastels or acid colours instead, and team with seersucker pants and a vintage, punky T-shirt for maximum impact. This look is all about subtly subverting the ‘weekend in the Hamptons’ look that’s so prevalent. Preppy is lovely, but is becoming a bit samey and subversion is always good. As preppies might actually wear pastels too, its more about attitude.
The predicted standoff between desert boot and deck shoe as Spring/Summer shoe of choice has yet to be seen. To my mind the deck shoe would win anyhow – it actually looks better as it gets battered with age and can be worn with thick socks on chilly days or show off a tanned ankle on others. So it may be (at least) the second S/S we’ve seen the preppy choice of footwear but there’s no sign of them disappearing on the street.
Now bear with me .. I know the observation seems a little random. But on a recent journey from Shoreditch to Soho it seemed that every hipster worth his money was wearing some form of brown shoe.
As videos go this one is kinda dull. There are no explosions, guns or tits nor is there a girl satisfying a horse/dog/herself (delete as applicable) so it’s doubtful that this is the kind of fodder we would usually ogle on our TV’s or behind our bedroom’s locked door. However there are shoes, lots of lovely shoes. The video is from Band of Outsiders and showcases their collabo with Sperry bringing some awesome deck shoes for the coming season.
My summer romance with deck shoes was coming to an end but then Kurt Geiger’s ‘Lost Sounds’ shoes (£55) appeared on the scene and made me reconsider my winter strategy.
Prince Michael of Kent was recently voted 34 in GQ’s best dressed list, which was topped by Bond star Daniel Craig. Pictured yesterday at the Henley Regatta the Prince looks pretty dapper in a blazer and team cap.
I’ve only recently got over my deck my deck shoe inverse snobbery, which makes it even harder to figure out whether these metallic Lanvin deck shoes are the most awesome shoe ever, or just really lame.
You can always spot a Frenchman from miles away.