Posts Tagged ‘desert boots’

Accessories, Brand Spotlight, Footwear

Opening Ceremony shoes: Do Androids Dream of Electric (Blue) Feet?

By SLaw on June 16th, 2009

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New York & Los Angeles-based boutique Opening Ceremony is already a favourite with fashion insiders, with a wide-ranging selection of fine labels, cuts and accessories; much like to London’s b Store, but with added vintage finds. Like that Savile Row emporium, their own-brand shoes have become staples with footwear connoisseurs.

And it’s easy to see why. Understatedly simple design, well put together and beautifully finished; they are shoes that are designed to last beyond one season. Originally seen in the post-war US airforce, the classic blue suede shoe has been updated in an electric indigo (Some call it International Klein Blue, some call it Celia Blue), which should by rights pigeonhole them as one-hit wonders, but is striking rather than fashion-victim. They also exist in a clean, desert boot style, and in a darker suede, with a Lanvinesque patent leather toe. Suede isn’t exactly the most practical of materials (just ask Elvis), but when it’s executed this well, frankly, who cares?

Available from online fashion oasis, Farfetch (via the V-Store in Copenhagen), and French retailer Tres Bien Shop.



Clothing, Trends

Bistroteque: internet shopping at ASOS whilst you’re snowed in

By Colin Chapman on February 2nd, 2009

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Given the snowy conditions out there you might not be thinking about your spring wardrobe just yet, but fashion waits for no man and what better distraction from the ensuing chaos than some internet shopping? ASOS are fully stocked for summer, with some great options in chambray and seersucker. This dark chambray, unstructured blazer (similar to the Acne/Lanvin collaboration) is a great staple. Seersucker has been building popularity over the last few summers and a pair of slim-fitting pants with that charming fine stripe is a great use of the fabric. The denim barrel bag is a snip at less than £10. Finally this short-sleeved chambray shirt with polo-type collar and the desert boots in lovely soft tones are both steals.

ASOS are promoting this look through a themed video called Bistroteque – a name many Londoners would associate with Hackney’s trendy bistro/drag cabaret venue rather than ‘Riviera chic’ but it certainly sets the tone.



Footwear, Sales

Aquascutum orange desert boots from Farfetch

By admin on January 16th, 2009

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Splashing out on a pair of brightly coloured suede boots might not be your biggest priority at the moment but Aquascutum’s desert boots are pretty appealing.

Orange is one of the big colour trends to come out of womenswear this season and it’s a great shade to pep up staple menswear items like beige khakis, grey cardigans and jeans. What’s more the boots are on sale with 30% off at Farfetch so you’ve got a great excuse should you wish to treat yourself to something to perk up the post-Christmas slump.




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