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At CLIENT we are big fans of the classic Derby Shoe. With so many on the market now combining contemporary design and materials with classic touches, we’re spoilt for choice. Not only are the huge established fashion houses creating shoes to shout about but many independents are turning heads. We chose five of our favourites, which are slightly more formal, based on their stand out quality, impressive design and beautiful finish.
Written by Ian Cole, Editor-in-Chief
above: TIGER OF SWEDEN Black Patent Leather Paul Derbys. Click for more or to shop
above: NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD Black Chevron Derbys. Click for more or to shop
above: AMI Black Woven Leather Derbys. Click for more or to shop
above: GIVENCHY Polished Leather Derbys. Click for more or to shop
above: SAINT LAURENT Black Patent Leather Derbys. Click for more or to shop
Founded in 1851 by renowned tailor, John Emary, Aquascutum was created with the intention of providing stylish protection from unpredictable British weather while maintaining a timeless aesthetic that is truly wearable.
For the Autumn/Winter 2014 collection, the brand has stayed true to their heritage by offering a sartorial balance of classic tailored pieces in a warm colour palette featuring strong touches of navy, burnt orange, oxblood and hints of mustard yellow. The outerwear comes in a range of unique textile compositions including 100% cashmere double faced cloths, split fabrics, as well as stiff leather bonded flannel, suede reindeer skin and a storm system flannel. Rainwear styles include a waterproof flannel storm-system Howell trench with a leather lined under collar, as well as a luxury 100% waterproof silk raincoat with a built in leather pouch. This collection also sees an updated return of the best-selling Broadgate raincoat in a contemporary and versatile grey-melange hue.
Lambswool plays a key role among the knitwear, offering crew neck jumpers, scarves and hats, while oversized pique knitted blazers, jacquard knits and a 100% Scottish cashmere Kirby sweater evoke notions of traditional Autumn dressing. The evening wear is presented as an eternal wardrobe staple and comes in both velvet and jacquard materials which feature a classic Prince of Wales print, while the collection of ties focuses on seasonal textures such as silk and knit with woven styles in iconic prints, successfully establishing the brand’s definition.
This season, designer Thomas Harvey has aimed to offer menswear as the epitome of quality craftsmanship. “We’re not chasing fast fashion with this collection because we want people to understand and appreciate who we are as a brand.” Centered on the idea of timeless and iconic fashion that never fades, Aquascutum’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection offers a finishing statement on seasonal style for the modern man who values traditional tailoring with a
Written by Katrice Dustin for Client Magazine
Boneville was founded in 1981 by legendary designer Massimo Osti, famed for inventing unique dyeing techniques and developing innovative materials that evolved the fashion industry. He is also famous for creating brands C.P. Company (Chester Perry) and Stone Island.
Following on from the legacy of Osti, the Spring/Summer 2014 Collection is the first from Boneville in over two decades. The brand was purchased in 2012 by entrepreneur John Sharp who’s passion for the brand led for him to develop a powerful creative team, now lead by Creative Director Adi Wollaston, who has over 25 years experience in fashion.
Staying true to the innovative nature and respect that Osti had achieved, two divisions have been created – Boneville & B.N.V. Sporting Goods – both boasting distinctive naval influences whilst embracing modern trends for a strong 2014 collection. Massimo’s son Lorenzo Osti spoke about the brand in December, 2013:
“ I recently enjoyed the opportunity to take a closer look at the first collection of Boneville’s re-launch. Having been away from the market since its last collection in 1993, some 20 years ago, I was delighted to discover the way in which my father’s work had been sensitively and successfully interpreted, heralding the original spirit of the brand: silhouettes, bold colours, interesting fabrics and clever functional solutions. I wish John (Sharp) and the entire Boneville team all the success they duly deserve. “
We really love these rich and authentic b/w images to show off the collection and we’re pleased to share with you. After two decades, Boneville is now back for good, and we look forward to seeing the brand develop further. You can see more of Boneville in our next British Style Guide (Issue #9, released late April, 2014)
Written by Ian Cole, Editor-in-Chief
For further information or to shop, visit www.Boneville1981.com or their flag ship London store at 52 Artillery Lane, London, E1 7LS
I always look forward to seeing the new Hardy Amies collections, which never fail to impress. Equally, i love the images they create to showcase the pieces. This time Jeremy Dufour and George at Select Model Mgmt feature in the Hardy Amies SS/14 Campaign, photographed by Dean Rogers. The Savile Row tailor had the campaign shot on the streets of London and within some landmark areas including Hyde Park and Fitzrovia. The strong collection has options for daywear as well as evening wear with stand-out pieces including the double-breasted stone Pima Cotton Jacket with striped sleeve lining, patch pockets and peak lapels, the blue cotton-gingham button-down collar Shirt, the double-breasted light grey faded Prince of Wales Check peak-lapel Suit, navy broken-stripe silk jacquard Tie, the single-breasted ink two-piece Suit with faded check, gold diamond silk Pocket Square, single-breasted ink grosgrain lapel Jacket and the stunning single-breasted burnt-orange cotton gabardine Trench Coat.
Written by Ian Cole, Editor-in-Chief
Styled to get you noticed and finished with the finest materials, this collaboration with Purified and George Cox is a winner. A huge favourite back in the 50′s, the creeper has been designed for a new generation by British designer George Cox whilst Purified have made it a match made in heaven. The design features patent and leopard-print pony skin uppers with signature wedged rubber souls.
#Client Style: Purified x George Cox Patent Pony Skin Creeper Shoes: £375
If it’s British-made then we love to shout about it and these Thom Browne brogues are amongst our favourite this season. The American designer was recently named CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year, and we are very pleased that he chose the UK to manufacture these striking brogues. We hand-picked five pairs from his footwear collection…
above THOM BROWNE HOUNDSTOOTH JACQUARD AND PEBBLE-GRAIN LEATHER BROGUES
above THOM BROWNE ANCHOR DETAIL SUEDE WINGTIP BROGUES
above THOM BROWNE PEBBLE-GRAIN NUBUCK LONGWING BROGUES
above THOM BROWNE BLACK CLASSIC WINGTIP BROGUES
above THOM BROWNE PEBBLE-GRAIN LEATHER BROGUES
Grenson is a footwear brand that is steeped in history with a rich heritage. We look forward to talking about that soon but for now had to share these fine pair of shoes. The Grenson Black Leather Sid Brogues are a giant amongst the brogue family. Using the finest traditional standards in constructing the shoes, the contemporary design screams of style. Here seen in black from Opumo, at £195, it’s not too high a price to pay for any gent who appreciates true craftsmanship.
We do love a backpack that is both cool looking and utilitarian. The Givenchy Multi-pocket Backpack is the answer, made from soft leather with signature Obsedia clasp. The craftsmanship will appeal to both young and older generations and it’s ideal for multi-use, whether that be in the City or for traveling.
A good pair of loafers will never go out of style, and these Paul Smith Stenton Loafers for Spring/Summer 2014 are no exception. Italian-made to classic styling with a contemporary twist, the uppers feature unique mesh coverage. With a reinforced leather trim to edges and heel, and leather kilties and pin-buckle closures, these loafers will suit for both casual and smart occasions. Shop