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 canvas with desaturated tones and soft, comfortable uppers. While I realise not everyone likes the distressed look – these are going to look great as soon as the warmer weather hits.
Posts Tagged ‘Spring 2011’
Topman has launched their Spring Utility collection, which offers a modern take on causal work wear.
The collection as it name suggest, draws upon utility styling and heritage influences to modernize classic shapes such as the mac, chino and shirt. The colour pallet is composed of rich tones of tobacco, burgundy and khaki, which gives the pieces a sophisticated feel. I love all the little details of this collection such as the geo-print smart scarf, which really dresses up an otherwise causal look. Check out some of my favourite pieces from the collection below.
Nike has launched the Dunk High model for Spring 2011. My favourite version of the model has to be the one featured above. With its denim construction, off-white leather heel panel, and blue/white/red pull tab and white mid-soles, these shoes would look great with a pair of jeans for a casual look.
The Desert Boot was first made popular in the 1940’s and has since has been revived, replicated and reinterpreted so many times by so many different people over the years it has never really fallen out of style. The first ever Desert Boot was created by Nathan Clark, whilst serving in a Burmese military outpost with the West African Brigade, and the Clarks shoe brand still lists them as one of their most popular shoes today.
So how should you wear them this season? The Desert Boot typically comes in two different materials, leather and suede, making them easy to wear with just about everything. Although that said, do NOT wear them with a suit. Generally I prefer to see them paired with dark wash denim jeans and plain shirt.
However, as we head towards spring, another great way to wear the look is with a relaxed chino. The desert boot are generally low to mid-cut, meaning they can work great as a sort of modified deck shoe.
The Desert Boot is a cult classic, and is definitely a must have for your spring wardrobe.
Another great collection from Topman this season is their LTD line.
LTD is a new concept from the Topman in-house design team which delivers sophisticated, luxe collections with an emphasis on design, detail, fabric and fashion. Inspired by the practical wardrobe of New England Dockyard workers – LTD focuses on practical work wear, simple uniform looks with a nod to heritage pieces. Authentic naval styling is updated with mixed fabrics, including heavy denims and twills, cotton chambrays with laundered shirtings and cabled knitwear with toggle trims.
Bark Dart Pocket Chinos
I love the colour of these bark cotton chinos. With their slim styling these are a practical pant that you will be able to wear through multiple seasons. Available for £40.00