Posts Tagged ‘trends 2011’

Coats & Jackets, Trends

Style Watch: The Varsity Jacket

By Laura on January 12th, 2011

With warmer weather just around the corner, its time to start thinking about finding the perfect spring jacket.
This season if you want to be right on trend, you can’t go wrong with a varsity style jacket. The varsity jacket has been the anchor piece of the Williamsburg look. With its embroidered logos and contrasting leather sleeves, it is sure to be a staple.

Footwear, Gallery

Style watch: Penny loafers

By Laura on January 11th, 2011

It’s time to dig out your old penny loafers as this classic shoe is beginning to make a bit of a comeback.

In 1934 George Henry Bass (a boot maker in Wilton, Maine) started making loafers and called them Weejuns (meant to sound like Norwegian). These had a strap across the upper part of the vamp that was shaped like a pair of lips. The mouth opening soon was used to hold an ornament (such as a penny), and thus penny loafers became a style. Penny loafers often held a dime instead of a penny.

These days the penny loafer, just like the oxford, has gone through a high-fashion transformation and can be worn with nearly anything in your existing wardrobe.

Check out the gallery below with a few of our favourite loafers.

Stockholm Loafers by Kurt Geiger

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These blue Stockholm Loafers by Kurt Geiger are currently on sale for £88.99 from Liberty of London

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