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Veras ‘Santander’ Summer 2014

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I would love to wear sneakers but everyday somtimes a change is needed, this is where Veras steps in…  Veras is the brainchild of Neil Morris, who originally cut his teeth running Cardiff based store Drooghi. Following the closure of the store in 2007 – Neil upped sticks and moved out to Spain, where he started work with local factories on a line of shoes named after a local village. This small independent company has since gone from strength to strength and can now be found in premium stores around the globe.

One of the highlights of the Summer collection is the classic Santander style, a cross between a espadrille and plimsoll, two styles which have been doing the rounds for many a year but seem to be right together. Updated with three colourways . Red, White & Blue Tri-Colour,  Camouflage and what I like to call Psychedelic Stripe. Avilable from Veras website soon

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Grenson Archie Commando Sole Brogue

16-05-2013_grenson_archiec_blackalpine1One of Britain’s most distinguished boot-makers, Grenson have been in the business of producing the finest men’s footwear since the 19th century. Taking The Archie, a style based on Grenson‘s famous Stanley Brogue, this Commando Sole iteration gives it a rugged makeover. Featuring full grain leather uppers with oversized brogue detailing, this in your face version of the Archie is goodyear welted to a heavy duty commando sole. A shoe that will last your for ever. Buy HereGrenson Footwear | The Style Raconteur Grenson Footwear | The Style Raconteur Grenson Footwear | The Style Raconteur

Mark McNairy Commando Sole Low Boot

07-11-2013_mcnairy_commandosoloelowboot_blackgoldentan_1Designed by Mark McNairy and made by Sanders & Sanders in Northampton. Taken from his New Amsterdam collection, a clean and simple take on a classic style, the Commando Sole Low Boot is a prime example of the collection’s on top quality construction and expertly executed design. Bench made in Northampton, England, they feature full grain uppers with a subtly contrasting heel panel and a Goodyear welted to a classic British Dainite sole unit.07-11-2013_mcnairy_commandosoloelowboot_blackgoldentan_2 07-11-2013_mcnairy_commandosoloelowboot_blackgoldentan_3

Thorocraft Spring Summer 2014 Collection

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California-based brand Thorocraft was founded in 2009 and has become known for paring modern technology and rebellious bold style with classic footwear silhouettes. Upon completion, each shoe is thoroughly inspected and only after meeting the brand’s strict construction requirements will their signature heel rivet be set as the seal of approval and mark of quality. Here is a preview of their fantastic, upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 collection. You can bag yourself a pair here

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COMME des GARCONS x Native Shoes Jefferson Polka Dot

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Known for its classic- and casual-inspired designs and combination of washable, odor-resistant, shock-absorbant, waterproof, and animal-free properties – the “footwear for the future done in the style of everything we’ve ever loved about shoe design” – Native Shoes has teamed up with COMME des GARCONS to create two exclusive versions of the Jefferson silhouette. Appearing in either Jiffy Black or Regatta Blue, the clean low-tops boast white polka dots throughout

Woolrich x Clarks Red Flannel Desert Boots

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Woolrich bring their high quality product to a classic Clarks silhouette for the Clarks Originals x Woolrich Desert Boot. Featuring a plaid style wool panel wrapping around the heel and smooth suede uppers sitting on top of a traditional crepe sole, they are finished with an embossed lace tag, trimmed with the same plaid fabric.

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Concept by Cruise x Trickers : The Unusual Suspects

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Concept is the little brother of indi store Cruise…their first design collaboration is with master-shoemaker Trickers. The debut is a subtle slimmed down reworking of the classic long wing Richard & Bourton brogue. Each style has been given a unique character and name pertaining to each material used.

The “Habana” Longwing pays homage to all things Cuban (minus the ridiculous heel) constructed from rich Cuba waxed suede uppers and subtle brogue detailing. The shoe is finished off with a Barbour Welted Danite sole for added durability.

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The “Aristocrat” Longwing pays homage to sartorial function and English eccentricity. Reworking the classic Richard Long Wing with a slimmed down contemporary fit they are hand made using the finest Naster Burnished calfskin and feature a bold contemporary twist in the form of a vibrant orange Itshide sole.

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The “Artiste” Bourton Derby Brogue takes an obscure reference from the Sienna clay used in the production of oil paint pigments and is crafted from textured Sienna scotch grain leather and contrasting Dainite sole.

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The “Highland Fox” Bourton Derby Brogue pays homage to the elusive fox of the Outer Hebrides seen here in rich coppery brown Reppelo suede.

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Each style is very limited and available here