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Herring Shoes launch two-tone Harvard II brogues

By Gerald Lynch on July 26th, 2012

Herring Harvard II (Brown)

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You can bet your life on a pair of brogues, the Brandish go-to style that no fashion conscious gent’s wardrobe should be without.

One of our favourite family-run British brands Herring, who’ve been churning out beautiful brogues both traditional and modern since 1966, have just revealed their latest line: the Herring Harvard II.

A two-tone saddle brogue line-up, they’re part of Herring’s Premium collection, and land with a £255 price tag.

Four styles in all are available; a chestnut and navy suede mix, a gangster-friendly mahogany and ivory pair, a mahogany and tam suede look and the chestnut mahogany grain pair pictured above (being our personal favourites).

“The new range is made in the well-established Cheaney factory, renowned for turning out individual styles with hand crafted finishes,” reads the Herring blog.

“This is echoed throughout the Herring Harvard II from the use of a full leather lining to the Goodyear welted leather sole, adding extra comfort, moisture management and excellent shape retention.”

Check out the gallery above for a look at the Herring Harvard II brogues, as well as a selection of choice cuts from the rest of the Herring range.

For more on the range, visit

features, Footwear

Colourful shoes by T & F Slack Shoemakers London

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on September 28th, 2011

Who says autumn/winter means you have to opt for black shoes?

T & F Slack Shoemakers London is the brainchild of husband-and-wife team Tim and Fiona Slack who are as dedicated to making ‘modern classics’ as they are to each other.

They take the classic ‘Oxford Brogues’ or ‘Derby’ shoe shape and give it a contemporary feel with fantastic colour combinations, stitching details and fabrics for the modern gentleman.

Choose for a selection of ready-made shoes or have a bespoke pair made to order from their Notting Hill shop or using their ‘build your own’ system at Selfridges or Liberty.

The manufacturing factory in West London produces around 150 shoes per month using an eclectic mix of simple, modern machinery to old-fashioned salvaged from other shoe factories.

Prices start at £185.



The Nike Ralston Premium TAPE

By Laura on September 12th, 2011

We have been predicting for a while now that the desert boot would be a popular trend this season – and it looks like we were right. Nike, is the latest brand to jump on the band wagon with the Ralston Premium TAPE sneaker.

The burgundy suede shoe, has clearly been inspired by the desert boot silhouette, with its minimalistic construction, three eyelets and matching flat laces. What I like most about this shoe is the subtle attention to detail, from the embossed Nike logo on the tongue, to the tape seams and even the corresponding burgundy soles, coming together to create am understated yet eye-catching urban look.

The Nike Ralston Premium TAPE is set to go on sale October 8

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


Kurt Geiger Lincoln Chukka Boot

By Laura on August 19th, 2011

Popular British shoe brand, Kurt Geiger, has recently relaunched their website with a new online shop. To celebrate they are releasing the very stylish Lincoln boot exclusively online.

The chukka will once again be a massive trend this fall, and I love this incarnation of the look. Made up of a pressed wool upper, with suede accents around the laces and a thick wedge sole, this shoe will keep you right on trend and will look great with a pair of dark washed jeans.

The shoe will be available next month through Kurt Geiger


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.

Collaborations, Footwear

PUMA x Deadmau5 collection

By Laura on August 4th, 2011

This week Foot Locker launches the exclusive the PUMA x Deadmau5 collection.

Over the years Canadian electro DJ/producer Deadmau5 has rarely been seen rocking anything other than PUMA gear while performing, so it’s no surprise that the two have finally teamed up to create this capsule collection.

According to the PUMA, the collection was “Beat-inspired” and “designed to get you off your feet and dancing to the music. Electro coloured inspired combinations and detailing that include the iconic oversized mouse head, are just some of the features that make this collection all about personality, music and Summer fun.”

features, Footwear

Tricker’s Super Boot C Marron

By Laura on July 5th, 2011

In 1829 Joseph Tricker, master shoemaker, founded the company R.E. Tricker Ltd and five generations later his family continues to make beautiful shoes with the skills and service ethics of the past.

Perhaps better known for their classic brogues and oxfords, Tricker’s also produce fashionable, high-quality boots – perfect for fall weather. My favourite has to be the “Super Boot C Marron,” which comes in a clean, wingtip-free dark chestnut brown leather. Set atop a wooden stacked heel and completed with tonal leather laces and minimal stitching. These sleek lace-up boots would look perfect with a good pair of dark denim jeans. The classic British boot is available now for £325 at Present London.

Brand Spotlight, Footwear, Shoes, Shop Profile, Sportswear

Ashworth Launch First Ever Golf and Lifestyle Footwear Collection

By Laura on June 6th, 2011

Ashworth, yes the golf brand, is launching their first golf and lifestyle footwear collection on June 16th. The collection features four styles made for both “on-the-course” wear and “off-the-course” lifestyle.

Our favourites are the Cardiff and the Encinitas. The Cardiff is a golf shoe that looks more like something you could wear around the city. The shoe has great playability, wearability and a sure-footed spikeless sole unite with tumbled leathers and rich suede accents. It is available in navy, white and black colourways for $120. The Encinitas on the other hand has more of a loafer style and is again made with premium materials and fine craftsmanship. These shoes would work great paired with chinos or jeans. They are available in tan and black for $140.

Designer Spotlight, Footwear

Fred Perry 2011 Spring/Summer Woven Stripe Footwear

By Laura on May 31st, 2011

Fred Perry have used two of their classic footwear styles and updated them with a woven stripe for Spring/Summer 2011. Available in both the Foxx Woven Stripe and Byron Mid Canvas Woven Stripe, they come in three different colourways with tan waxed laces and the classic Fred Perry embroidered Laurel Wreath at the heel. The shoes can be purchased through


Vans OTW Pritchard

By Laura on May 3rd, 2011

This season Vans is on a roll as they knock out yet another great pair of shoes.The Pritchard shoe, much like the previous Vault Derby release, combines both elements of a classy dress shoe, yet at is essentially still a skate shoe. The first release comes in this Incense colorway, featuring a full suede upper and contrasting midsoles and will retail for $70 USD (£42)


Yves Saint Laurent Hi-Top

By Laura on April 21st, 2011

Looking for some fancy white hi-tops? Then look no further than Yves Saint Laurent’s footwear collection for Spring/Summer 2011. The sneaker features an all-white profile with a perforated toe box, white out-sole and branded Velcro ankle strap (because that’s what your really paying for).

Available for purchase now through select Yves Saint Laurent stockists.


Alife Chuck Native

By Laura on April 11th, 2011

We have already mentioned on Brandish a few times recently, that the Chukka style boot will be massive this year, and this is just another great example why. Alife has introduced a new revamped model of its simple and minimalistic Chuck with the Chuck Native. The chukka boot-style sneaker has a beautiful two-tone color blocked upper with a fringe pattern along the edge of the back panel. I love the addition of the red laces and the two-tone sole which really just make the shoes pop.

Collaborations, Footwear

Keds for Steven Alan

By Laura on April 5th, 2011

How awesome is this new range of Keds?
The collaboration between the classic shoe maker and Steven Alan will be available in June 2011. I love the clean, minimal style of the shoes, which are offered in both a classic low cut, lace-up style and mid top chukka boot look. They are perfect for the summer with their contrasting leather laces and white midsoles.

Collaborations, features, Footwear

Supreme teams up with Clarks on new desert boot

By Laura on March 31st, 2011

It seems like brand collaborations are all the rage at the moment, but I was especially excited when I heard that Supreme and Clarks had teamed up to bring us a new take on the classic desert boot.
Supreme has taken the hugely popular British classic, and redesigned the ankle area slightly, sloping the back and adding an extra lace attachment in the form of a hook eye.

The boots will be available in the standard black, gray and navy blue, but they have also made one the Supreme red that looks amazing. No news on the release date yet but we expect them to retail for about £165.00

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