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Clarks team up with Best Coast for Record Store Day inspired Desert Boots

Clarks are once again teaming up with Record Store Day, putting together a line of tune-inspired footwear and bagging the services of Californian indie-pop maestros Best Coast in the process. As part of Clarks’ Originals collection for 2013, the veritable shoe makers will be putting together a line of bold, colourful patent leather Desert Boots for guys and girls, as well as …

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Gerald LynchClarks team up with Best Coast for Record Store Day inspired Desert Boots

Herring Shoes launch two-tone Harvard II brogues

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 …

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Gerald LynchHerring Shoes launch two-tone Harvard II brogues
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Review: K-Swiss Blade Max Trails

Let’s face it; most of us amateur runners live in urban environments with limited access to unblemished cross country paths and tracks. That said, once we do manage to skip our way through the traffic and bypass the concrete highways, many of us like to get as close to cross country running as we can – even if a jog …

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Yarn-bombing for the Converse Knitted Cuff

The latest offering from Converse, brings street style and the unique, eco-urban mark-making art form Yarn-Bombing together, to create the Knitted Cuff. HOTTEA, is one of the many artist working in the medium across the US. He got into Yarn-Bombing after being shot by a taser gun and spending three days in jail for graffiti. By changing the medium he works …

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Vans California Washed Pack

The Vans California Washed Pack, were released this month as a part of their spring collection. Produced with a unique washed effect, they have that worn-in vintage look that usually only get after wearing your shoes into the ground. They are available in various styles including the Authentic Deacon CA and Slip-on Deacon CA in four colorways of stone washed …

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LauraVans California Washed Pack
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How To Remove Salt Stains From Your Shoes

If it wasn’t for sidewalk salt in the winter we would all be slipping and sliding all over the place, however, it can make a huge mess of your shoes. Leaving those awful, highly visible, white stains behind, not to mention permanent damage to the leather. In the last few weeks I have heard a number of people say they …

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Classic Shoe Maker Grenson To Open Online Shop

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 …

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LauraClassic Shoe Maker Grenson To Open Online Shop

Lusting after McQueen S/S10: time machine, please?

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It seems in fashion we always want to be at the next destination, now. So it is that we haven’t even hit August yet and some of us are already thinking ahead to what to wear in the fall. Of course, the fact that collections are shown out of sync with actual seasons doesn’t help. An extreme example I’m faced with is wanting ALL of the McQueen shoe collection from S/S10 right now.

Selectism.com have been giving sneak previews of the McQueen S/S10 shoe collection, those paint splattered lovelies, which will apparently also be available as trainers. Picking up on the folk-art patchwork and paint splattering seen in his recent film-presentation-as-show in Milan, the trainers seen here feature both of these themes as gorgeous detailing. Patience is, I guess, a virtue but in the wicked world of fashion it is sorely tested.

Source: Selectism.com

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Menswear summer picks from Lee Douros, head buyer at my-wardrobe pt2

The second instalment of our summer picks from menswear buyer Lee Douros. There are some beautiful items that will take you stylishly into autumn including a wonderful pair of cornflower blue deck shoes.

Having made their first foray into menswear my-wardrobe have got some exciting brands on board for Autumn, can’t wait for their A/W picks!

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adminMenswear summer picks from Lee Douros, head buyer at my-wardrobe pt2

Menswear summer picks from Lee Douros, head buyer at my-wardrobe

Lee Douros is the menswear buyer for my-wardrobe and at the last press day we had a great chat with him about men’s clothing and the online side of things. Lee definitely knows his stuff, so we were thrilled when he agreed to present his top summer picks for us. If you’re still stuck for high-summer chic then this is like the holy grail. Stay tuned for pt2!

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adminMenswear summer picks from Lee Douros, head buyer at my-wardrobe

Lets get some shoes: Pantofola d’Oro

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Proving that shoe obsession isn’t just a girl thing, a recent Twitter debate with fellow shoe lovers on designated #shoesday (every Tuesday for the uninitiated) led me to that rare thing, a new shoe brand.

With a history steeped in the dual Italian loves of football and shoes, the Pantofola d’Oro brand includes a range of luxury sports shoes, the most interesting to me being the Cereço line.

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cchapmanLets get some shoes: Pantofola d’Oro

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

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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.

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A Waste of Money or An Investment Piece? Dr. Martens 1461 Shoe

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Last week I was in search for a pair of school shoes. Beginning with classic brogues, I sampled a pair of black loafers and sneakily tried on a pair of Paul Smith Jermyns (with glorious plum laces) before ending up with a pair of not-so-exciting pointed Topman lace-ups. Inspired by this bout of school-shoe shopping I ventured onto Oki-Ni and came across their Doc Martens. Floral. Striped. Coloured. Neon. But then I came across their 1461 shoe and couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

A shoe, in simple black leather, that was more than double the price but half as nice as many of the shoes I had seen the previous day. These Dr. Martens did not look worth their £70 price tag, especially in comparison to my £35 Topman shoes. Granted, the Dr. Martens are probably better quality and might last longer but, are they even that easy on the eye? I, for one, wouldn’t want to be seen in them.

Fashion is fickle, even in times of economic recession. See after the jump for my Top 5 Best on a Budget Smart Shoes.

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Will ReidA Waste of Money or An Investment Piece? Dr. Martens 1461 Shoe

Which do you prefer? Lanvin’s trainers or Kanye’s kicks for Louis Vuitton

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44% of you thought Kanye West‘s mullet was bad, but what do you think of his trainers? West recently designed a pair of trainers for Louis Vuitton, The 808s and Heartbreaks star spoke to Dazed Digital about his inspiration for the design

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Newsflash: Kanye West Designs Trainers for Louis Vuitton

After months of rumours and hipster-praying, Hypebeast has confirmed the rumour that Kanye West is to design a pair of trainers for Louis Vuitton. The trainers appear rather bland (they’re just white high-tops,) but they might prove to be a valuable base for many a winter outift. Kanye tells the online fashion magazine that the trainers are to be released in June of this year.

I wait with bated breath!

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Will ReidNewsflash: Kanye West Designs Trainers for Louis Vuitton

Will’s Christmas Outfit Picks: Argyle Jumper from Gap

This outfit is based around an Argyle jumper from Gap and with argyle being one of the key trends of this season (it was featured on the catwalks of Dolce & Gabbana as well as Thom Browne,) the jumper is a perfect foundation for a great Christmas look.

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Will ReidWill’s Christmas Outfit Picks: Argyle Jumper from Gap

Aquascutum white desert boots

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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.

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Outfit Pick: Trapper Hat Hot

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I have to admit that despite being a lover of high-fashion millinery from the likes of Stephen Jones and Philip Treacy, I just can’t wear hats. They look truly horrific on me.

But the whole Brandish team is currently infatuated with an item that looks set to take off in the coming months (of snow and cold.)

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Will ReidOutfit Pick: Trapper Hat Hot