Behave! I am not talking about a lack of underwear…I am talking about your boots.
Combat boots with a Commando-esque sole are your go-to boot trend for this autumn/winter. These military inspired boots will ensure you are ready for anything…and will make you stand a little taller too. This heavy-duty boot is inspired by the combat footwear worn by the military and they are as tough as they look, but that does not mean they are rough. Prada, Valentino and Givenchy all have their versions and Herring is no different…all with that iconic thicker sole.
Our classic offering, due to its elongated ankle shaft, much favoured in the punk era, are the Churchstow Norwegian style. They have contrast Norwegian stitching around the welt into the upper, along with the Goodyear stitch into the sole. They feature six pairs of eyelets and three pairs of speed-lace eyelets too. While black is what you will see on the catwalks, we have these in brown and tan grain as well.
For a more country or workman-like look, may I suggest the Fleetwood. Same tough sole but a suede upper and they’re surprisingly lightweight. Meanwhile, the Windermere isn’t so much crafted as engineered. It is a thoroughly masculine style, it is a boot designed for taking on the elements. Featuring a leather upper and full leather lining, the Commando rubber sole and Veldtschoen construction make this a highly water-resistant shoe. They all feature the Commando rubber sole to give grip and unbelievable wear, and a bit of extra height. Be warned though, make sure you kick the dirt out of the cleats before you get in the door or you will not be popular when you traipse mud through your home.
If you are not into a heavyweight sole, we can offer you a Dainite rubber alternative. This is also very durable but a bit thinner. The dimples offer a good level of grip, but the round design stops you tracking dirt into the house. See our Badminton boot, which we describe as the ultimate gentleman’s boot, sporting five pairs of eyelets and three pairs of speed-lace eyelets. For a smarter look you can opt for our Kirkdale Chelsea boot or be more relaxed with the Canterbury chukkas.
As we slip into autumn, a boot made for all weather is a must for everyone’s wardrobe, so why not get something that is durable and fashionable to see you through many colder seasons to come?
Hopefully, some of you managed to tune in to our long awaited Instagram Live debut. Although we are a little late to the party when it comes trying out this popular social media tool (fashionably, I might add), we decided to take the plunge and see what all the fuss is about.
Before we get ahead of ourselves, let me explain exactly what I am talking about for those of you that don’t know much about Instagram Live. It is, in its simplest terms a live video broadcast through Instagram. The purpose is to engage with our customers and encourage discussions with a live stream of the host (me) and one or more guests. Once live, anyone who follows us on Instagram is notified and they can decide whether or not to join in. If you joined me on Monday then you would have seen me with our brand ambassador Gui Bo of Men Need More Style live from his home in France, talking about all things Herring and style. I also had a Chancery briefcase to give away (congrats to Aleksander who resides in Norway for winning). Once you are watching you can submit questions, which will be visible for everyone, that we can discuss and answer, as best we can.
I know social media still holds a bit of stigma for some, understandably, and you may ask us ‘what is your aim? why are you doing this?’. Well, quite simply we are trying to engage with as many people as we can and show everyone what lies at the heart of Herring shoes, which is more than just great shoes! We are, of course, proud of our Herring range and the other brands we sell on our website but we are just as passionate about friendly, approachable customer care, which runs through the core of our business from top to bottom. We love giving advice and answering questions. Between us we have a wealth of knowledge, gained from years of experience which we can use to help you make the best choice possible. Whether you want to know the best colour shoes to wear with your navy suit or what size is best for you, we are on hand to answer your questions and, by using Instagram Live, we think we can reach even more people.
In case you missed it I will now sign off and leave you with a recap of some of the questions asked on Monday. Once again, a huge thank you to everyone who contributed with their kind comments and I look forward to speaking to many more of you in the near future. To make sure you see me next time, follow us (click here) and hopefully the next time you see ‘Herring Shoes have gone live‘ pop up on your phone, you are tempted to watch and, maybe, ask a question too.
I hear people talk about shoe trees, but what exactly are they and what do they do? It’s a good question and although many will know what they are, it shouldn’t be assumed that everyone has come across them before. Essentially, they are made of either plastic or wood and they are designed to fit inside your shoes to help them keep the shape and wick away excess moisture, this in turn keeps the leather in good condition and stops the soles wearing through quickly. We don’t sell plastic ones because they don’t absorb moisture unlike wooden trees. Plastic can be acceptable for travel but you can also used rolled-up paper to stuff inside which will work perfectly well as an alternative. It should be noted that you don’t have to have one set of shoe trees for each pair of shoes you own, you can rotate them and use them on the shoes you have worn that day. Yes, in a perfect world you would have a pair of shoe trees for each pair of shoes, so they always get a chance to dry and and reshape between wears. Ideally you should also be rotating between at least two pairs of shoes and not wearing one pair solidly throughout the week. This will make a huge difference to the longevity and overall wear. Please follow these two simple tips: rotate your shoes, and use shoe trees. (Find shoe trees here).
What other tips do you have for keeping my shoes looking at their best? Following on from the last question, it’s good to get in the habit of using shoe cream on your shoes (Saphir is the best, find it here). If you think about it, leather is a natural product and, just like our skin, it does need some moisture from time to time. So using shoe cream on a monthly basis at the very least is highly recommended, finishing it off with a nice polish also helps to protect the leather and adds a nice lustre which many people find appealing. Another tip would be to avoid rain/wet conditions if you can. Unless you are a meteorologist, naturally you will get caught out from time to time, but if this happens simply put your shoe trees inside your shoes and leave them to dry at room temperature. It is important that you don’t get tempted to put them near a heat source as this will dry out the leather too fast and it may crack. Leave them for at least two days, then give them a little cream and you are good to go. If you don’t let them dry properly and you continue to wear them, the sole will wear through extremely fast; wet leather and concrete do not mix well. If you have rubber soles then you don’t need to worry quite as much, although I would still use the shoe trees so the leather uppers keep their shape.
A question for Gui: How many shoes and suits do you own? 40-50 suits and 150-200 pairs of shoes. (I am still trying to get my head around this too).
Do Herring ship worldwide? Yes, we specialise in worldwide delivery using DHL. In most cases items will take one working day from despatch to reach you within Europe, and within 1-2 working days for most of the USA. Asia and Australia is usually around 3-5 working days. We can also help you with the duties as we offer the opportunity to pay for them when you are in the checkout, this way there are no surprises when your parcel gets processed through customs and it saves you extra handling fees. You will see we also sell low-cost returns labels for anyone outside of the UK (we send free returns labels with all UK orders as standard). This is a DHL label that you can use to send your shoes back. It is always cheaper than any other method and could save you a lot of hassle and money if you have to return a shoe for any reason. You can think of it as a really cheap insurance policy if you are unsure of sizing or if the style will suit you.
My shoes are still a bit tight, any tips on how I can stretch them? Generally speaking, you want them to be a little tight when you first get them as, with wear, the leather uppers and cork footbed will mould to your feet. We find if you wear them for an hour whilst sat down and relaxing, your feet will soon warm the leather and you will get a good idea if the fit is right. At this stage, if you have not creased them or scratched the soles you are welcome to return the shoes for an exchange if they are not the right fit for you. If they feel OK but you have worn them outside and they still need stretching after a few months then I would advise using Saphir renovateur to help soften the leather and use some shoe trees with socks on them, this will help to push the leather out and stretch them. Alternatively, you can take them to your local cobbler who will be able to give them a bit of a stretch.
What styles do you suggest for wider feet? We try to make sure we have a good selection of shoes made in wide fitting, which is a G (F is normal, G is wide, H is very wide). Although you can sometimes find that an F is still suitable if the last is particularly giving. You should consider derby/gibson styled shoes as the lacing allows for more flexibility around the instep area, this could make all the difference you need. If in doubt, always contact me or a member of the team and we will talk through some styles with you and help you to work out what is best.
What are your best selling business shoes? Assuming this means black shoes, then our Herring Knightsbridge and Mayfair are the best sellers. The Knightsbridge is more traditionally shaped with a slightly shorter toe when compared with the Mayfair, which is sleeker overall.
What have you got coming up that’s new? Covid has put a bit of a delay on a few things we had lined up, but we are working hard on finally getting some ladies styles online so this will be the next big thing you see on our site. We are, of course, still adding new styles so the collection will always have a freshness about it.
Good day gentlemen! My name is Kazi Atiquzzaman, a menswear enthusiasts living is Melbourne, Australia. Even though I work in IT for a living, men’s style has always been a part of me. I admire 1920-1970s sartorial style including vintage and workwear.
The monk shoes design is inspired from Middle Ages monk-strap sandals with no lacing and instead substituted with one or more buckles and straps. It was first introduced in the 15th century in different parts of Europe and since then this style has evolved to be one of the great classic masterpieces in the genre of shoes. The modern version of Monk Shoes is introduced in today’s world as something you can wear with both formal and informal attire. Most often the monk strap shoe is classified between an oxford and a derby style.
Today, I will be reviewing a pair of timeless Herring Attlee shoes which are handmade in Northampton, England. Herring Attlee is a stylish double monk-strap shoe which can be considered by many fashion experts to be one of the most versatile and elegant dress shoes that a man can add to his wardrobe. The sophisticated yet restrained design gives these shoes a truly unique look compared to any other dress shoe. As Attlee can be considered slightly more casual than oxford, therefore it can really go well with suit separates or sport jackets.
The Attlee model features a solid black finish with striking silver buckles, and a cap toe that draws viewers into the rest of the shoes. They are made of 100% pure calf leather with Goodyear welted sole and are perfectly designed for everyday life. The dual monk strap is very comfortable and blends seamlessly, providing a classical look that can only be achieved with quality shoemakers like Herring. The tasteful stitching around the buckle further improves the design and create a very aesthetically pleasing piece of footwear that is an absolute joy to wear. The silver buckle is also equally functional and stylish and pulls the shoe together pleasantly.
I just received these beautiful shoes a couple of days back and thanks to the Herring team for delivering them so quickly. It is currently winter in Melbourne and slowly shops and marketplaces are re-opening after many weeks of COVID-19 restrictions. So, I decided to take my new Attlee for a spin. I always like to incorporate sprezzatura into my style and the Attlee can only complement the overall look I was trying to achieve.
Herring have a fantastic range of shoe styles to suit all budgets, but if you are searching for double-buckled shoes in particular see this link to view their offerings.
According to GQ magazine: “Espadrilles have been a mainstay in men’s armoury since the King of Aragon kitted out his infantrymen with pairs back in the 13th century.”
Well, there’s a fact for you!
Eight centuries later and they are still being used by men stepping out for summer rather than battle.
Do not be too quick to dismiss the espadrille. They may have come from humble beginnings as peasant footwear worn in Spain or France, but that does not mean you only have to wear them when you dress down or your unsightly toenails need to stay hidden.
Espadrilles are a compact slip-on shoe with updated versions produced by top designers every S/S season, but essentially they are same shoe.
Espadrilles are smart enough to wear with tailored chino trousers and a shirt. Alternatively, choose a linen suit and T-shirt for an updated Miami Vice style or slim jeans and a white T-shirt. All trousers though need generous turn-ups or should be slightly cropped to reveal a bare ankle.
They are equally versatile to be worn with shorts instead of flip-flops. An article on the DMARGE website suggested espadrilles were the gentleman’s alternative to flip-flops. Worn with a linen shirt, smart T-shirt or cotton sweater, they are uber preppy with the ability to elevate you from beach bum to refined Riviera (French or English depending on your love for our neighbouring Torquay) gent.
On all occasions, I would opt for no socks otherwise you immediately lose your summer vibe and, quite possibly, your dignity!
We have applied our classic know-how to produce a suede design in biscuit or navy to suit any outfit. Our espadrille has a flexible rubber sole and heel, so they are more hard-wearing and will last you longer than the traditionally made shoes.
Come on…when the sun’s out, pull on your espadrilles to enjoy a footwear style favoured by the great and good of the fashion world. This is no peasant shoe; this is a pleasant shoe.
If you have landed on this blog, then you may have just Googled this question! One of the answers to the title question is…us!
Sadly though, web queries like this will become more relevant as some high street shops close after being forced to shut their doors for several months during lockdown. This will include independent retailers that have long served their local communities with shoes and boots from a range of manufacturers.
Of course, there will still be the option to go to large chain stores that sell their own brand of shoes, along with clothing, homewares, gifts, etc. However, by being so prolific as one-stop shops for all a family’s needs, an element of craftsmanship will be lost, and these stores very seldom offer a fitting service or even a qualified footwear advisor.
Department stores will often stock a range in the same way as a traditional shoe shop used to, but even before lockdown, there were department stores that were heading for administration. Coupled with people adhering to social distancing rules, the temporary, and potentially permanent closure, of shoe shops has seen people go online to find their footwear. This can be bewildering as there are manufacturers and there are retailers…and manufactures that have their own shoe shops!
Herring Shoes is an online retailer that sells shoes and boots from a range of manufacturers. Most of these are UK based. We have always worked closely with largely Northamptonshire-based factories and their craftsmen and this seems even more appropriate as the UK’s shrinking economy tries to wrestle back the 20% it shrank by in April.
All our shoes are ‘decent’. In fact, we are proud of their quality. They do range in price and we often have sales to make them affordable. In addition, our welted shoes can be re-soled time and time again to ensure your investment lasts for many years and will often be less than the amount you would have spent on replacing countless cheaper shoes. Your soles can be replaced multiple times but the leather upper that has moulded to your feet will remain just as comfortable.
We have recently reached our 7,500 Google review milestone to give online shoppers confidence in our ability to meet their needs. We have an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 with more than 93% of customers giving us the highest possible rating.
And while you cannot all come and see us in our store – although we do have one in Kingsbridge – our customer services team is very experienced in the nuances of all the footwear we sell and whether they suit a wide or standard foot, whether to go a size up or down, etc. Give them a call – they are remote but friendly versions of qualified footwear advisers.
Head to our website to browse our stock by manufacturer, by shop type, by size, by colour or by fit. Decent footwear is still being made and sold by Herring.
The plain white tee is a perennial classic. You cannot really go wrong due to its versatility and iconic status in cladding some of the most famous men in the world. Think James Dean, Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and Elvis Presley for classic style through to Tom Cruise in Top Gun and onto modern day white tee-boys, Tom Hardy, Harry Styles and Idris Elba.
The easy way to wear a white T-shirt is with a pair of jeans
(I think combats work equally well). It worked for all the men above! But what
do you wear on your feet?
Harking back to boys on motorbikes, then boots are still
relevant here. High-top sneakers would fit the bill teamed with a leather
jacket. Hold on…let’s flashback to the T-Birds in Grease! Check out our
II in leather and suede or our Spare
rubber soled boots in jeans suede. For a more military look, check out our Fleetwood
rubber-soled boots. These are masculine, muscle flexing styles to give you
a spring in your step and ooze some attitude. Hey, if you end up feeling like
Steve McQueen, you just roll with it!
But we are not all owners of a motorbike and piercing blue eyes. I think you can capture a more relaxed style with jeans and sneakers. A white, leather sneaker with a white tee…how can you go wrong? Our Split style is a minimalist quality product with a nod to vintage styling with the cream lace and sole. Made out of premium leather, it also comes in black for a true monochrome look. However, is black or white is too stark, go for brown. Our Urban is easy going on the eye and is also extremely comfortable.
If you want to smarten up your act, try teaming your tee and
jeans with a blazer and a pair of loafers. If you a fan of a tassel, then I
would suggest our Albert
styles in brown suede or the Fleming
Ditch the socks and chuck on a baseball cap to complete the preppy look or à la
Beckham or Jake Gyllenhaal style.
if you use a white t-shirt as a layer for your casual attire
with a denim or checked shirt and chinos, then I think desert boots or chukkas
are your go-t- here. Check out the Monty
or the Canterbury.
Lastly, there is the suit option. A white T-shirt can relax
a more formal look so you need to choose footwear that will be suitable for a
suit but not look like you are ready for a job interview. So for a cocktails on
the terrace or dinner with friends (when allowed again), light-weight Chelsea
boots are as reliable as the tee and the Thatcher
would be a standout choice in burgundy with a navy suit or the.
You may also wish to consider the Pelham,
which has a zip fastening and is suede or the two-tone Laverton
II, which is laced. Whichever boot you choose, I would suggest a sleek toe
shape. You want to look elegantly edgy.
If you have any other white tee style and footwear looks you
would like to share, I am always happy to hear from you.
The first thing I noticed when I got the Crispin shirt in my hands was the feel of the fabric, it was soft and a very nice weight. I’m particular about the fabric weight. Too thin and the shirt feels cheap and can be see-through; however, too thick, and the shirt will wear warm and also feel bulky when tucked in or under a blazer. This shirt however hits the weight perfectly; it feels solid and drapes really nicely over the shoulders and through the waist.
I looked at the stitching over the entire shirt. From the cuffs to the yoke, the stitching was straight, uniform, and never too close to the edge of the fabric. The collar stitching in particular was perfectly on point, pun intended, and, on this blue shirt, provided just a small amount of texture to the well-shaped and spread collar. The stitching and thread on the buttons is also nicely executed. It’s thick and sturdy ensuring the buttons won’t easily stretch out or start to fray.
Looking at the back of the shirt, the darts are also nicely sewn. They look to be blind stitched giving the back of a shirt a very seamless and clean look, an extra detail welcome on a quality dress shirt.
The fit of the shirt is very nice, it’s slim fitting without being overly tight and restricting. I’m 5’11” and 190lbs and the 16″ collar shirt fits perfectly with one exception.
There is a bit too much fabric on the sleeves making them looking frumpy; that’s a technical term right? I’m a 34.5″ sleeve length, when I stretch my arm down it seems like longer sleeve length gents won’t have this issue, but if you are a 16″ collar with 34/35 sleeve you’ll notice this additional fabric making the sleeves bulky. Other than the sleeves issue, the waist, shoulders, collar, and chest all fit absolutely spot on. For myself, I wouldn’t wear the shirt untucked as I feel the overall length of the shirt its best suited for tucking in, but if you’re 6’0″ or taller it would probably look properly proportioned.
The colour of the shirt is a nice soft blue. It will easily go with any blazer or tie of your choice. In my pictures you’ll see I’ve paired it with a nice dark forest green tie sporting the flying union flag…perfect for this Yankee!
In summary the shirt is a wonderful weight, has a lovely fit, especially for slightly longer armed gents, and the details, like stitching and buttons, all culminate to a quality shirt you’ll be happy to wear for years to come.
Available as single or double cuff here and the tie is available online also by following this link. The shoes worn are the Herring Edward II semi brogues.
With the much-anticipated new James Bond film, No Time To Die, about to reach our silver screens, sales of shoes worn by the MI6 agent are likely to soar. James Bond is an interesting character to emulate, as one minute he will be base jumping to catch a villain before heading into the office in a sharp suit and then changing into black tie to schmooze with his latest love interest. This means there are plenty of shoe changes for the wardrobe department to manage. Let’s break it down.
Daniel Craig’s version of the most famous 00 agent is a fan of the chukka boot. You can spot these in the No Time To Die trailer, as he hits the accelerator to spin his long-suffering Aston Martin to shoot at the pursuers circling him. The wardrobe department opted for a brown moccasin-toe version of the chukka for No Time To Die. You can get a slightly more contemporary look with a square, chiselled toe in our Heath style. For something a little more rough and ready, we can offer you the Canterbury in three colours if brown is not your thing. This style also has a rubber sole. James Bond loves a rubber sole. The man needs the grip!
At HQ and eveningwear:
Bond favours a super-sleek Derby when his feet are more firmly on the ground. Again, he prefers a rubber sole in case he is called into action. A Derby, also known as a Blucher or Gibson, is defined by the way the lacing and eyelets close the shoe. The closing panels are sewn on top of the vamp giving the shoe a more solid appearance and more room for the higher instep than a classic Oxford.
The Derby is often confused with the Oxford, as some versions can look similar atfirst glance. However, where the Oxford is considered formal, the Derby is a more versatile choice of footwear that can be dressed up and down. Perfect for the shaken-not-stirred lifestyle of our action hero.
Herring stocks some truly rugged Derby shoes but we feel James Bond would be happier in our Carroll style – but only when running and jumping is not required as these have leather soles. The Epping has a half-leather half-rubber sole while the Franco is all rubber. Naturally, they all come in black!
For the evening, Barker has polished or high-shine Derbys – see the Newbury and the Rutherford – while Loake offer Neo. In keeping with the essential Britishness of Bond, all three are made in the UK.
While I am excited for the new film, there was some decent footwear in the films and Bonds of yesteryear. The double monk boot, for instance, featured in Skyfall. Pierce Brosnan’s Bond was a fan of the brogue while Roger Moore wore penny loafers in his three 1980s films. Ian Fleming did specify what his leading man wore in his books. In Moonraker, he described Bond’s footwear as “well-polished black moccasin shoes” AKA the loafer. They were a key look for all the early Bonds be they tasselled, horse-bit or Venetian. Timothy Dalton even treated us to slip-on dress shoes in The Living Daylights.
The first Bond, and for many the main man, Sean Connery sported many different styles from espadrilles to a two-tone dress shoe that resembled a bowling shoe in You Only Live Twice. Frankly, he could have worn a feathered mule and pulled it off!
For more recent times though, Daniel Craig’s Bond is all about the chukka boot teamed with chinos and a short-sleeved linen or cotton shirt, and the Derby worn with a well-cut suit. Compare Connery to Craig and the clothes have not changed so much – both Bonds wore their clothes with ease – but the shoes have moved on
We have already waxed lyrical on Peaky Blinder style boots and shoes, but this style is even more gritty. GQ magazine billed heavy-duty black boots as “the biggest news for AW19”. We may be coming to the tail-end of this season, but the warmer months are a little way off yet!
Seen on the catwalks for Brioni, Emporio Armani, Versace, Tiger of Sweden, Dior, Dunhill, Paul Smith and Hermès, the general theme was black and chunky. That does not mean you need a hefty outfit to complement them. In fact, the chunkier you go on your feet, the slimmer the rest of your apparel should be.
If you are a dedicated follower of fashion, then don your bovver boots with a slim black suit, an over-sized trench coat and a Harry Potter-esque scarf. For those of you who like to take a pinch of high fashion and blend it with your usual wardrobe, the thick black boot can easily nestle in there.
Aside from being fashionable, heavy-duty boots are fit for purpose. They are ready and rugged enough for anything.
The most rugged of them all is our Herring Churchstow. These are just like the tall boots that stomped down the catwalks. It has a lightweight commando pattern sole and contrast Norwegian stitching into the upper, along with a Goodyear stitch into the sole. This double stitching is rare in modern factories and is a testament to the handcraft used at the Carlos Santos factory where these are made exclusively for us.
For a chunky Chelsea with attitude, try the Sywell. Footwear from our collaboration with the Solovair company, this has an edgy pointed toe and a chunky sole. You can find our more on our Solovair range in our recent blog here. Meanwhile, the Tregony offers a lace-up option – again with a rugged rubber sole.
Lastly, we’re keen on the Stockholm. This boot has a bike-cum-builder vibe. It looks tough on the outside but hides a natural warm lining that will serve you well during the final winter months. Let your jeans or combats scrunch up on top of these (rather than over). These boots are too good to hide.
With the clocks going back in the UK, the darker nights are with us, the temperature has dropped, the wind has picked up and the rain is falling. In short, winter has arrived in the northern hemisphere.
But it’s not all doom and gloom! While winter signals the end of wearing shorts, sockless espadrilles or deck shoes, and polo shirts, the advent of the colder months give you an excuse to roll out the accessories.
Let’s start at the top. Can I suggest a cap as your headwear seasonal starter? At Herring, we can offer you a couple of tweed numbers: the Brooklyn baseball cap (in green and blue) and the Herring Dale flat cap (in green and charcoal). The cap is adjustable to fit all head sizes while our flat cap, hand made for us by the traditional craftsmen at Olney headwear in Luton, comes in a range of sizes to accommodate a small, medium, large or extra-large head.
To the neck now. Scarves not only add colour (if you choose) to any outfit but are pretty decent at keeping their wearer a little warmer. Whether you are walking, watching a rugby game, getting to and from work, a scarf can be equally smart and casual.
Our solid scarf does what it says on the tin: a lambswool scarf in a range of solid colours from the classic grey, black and rainforest to the more daring scarlet and cyan.
For a more 1960s or wild-on-the-moor or cold-night-in-the-desert look, we have our wool Ombre Glen Check Scarf. I like this. This scarf is slightly more edgy yet retaining a gentlemanly status.
But we still have tweed for those who need it! In fact, our Herring Rupert is double-sided so you can worship the tweed on one side or go for the solid colour on the other. Choices, choices!
We cannot wax lyrical about scarves though without dipping into the cashmere. We stock them in red, dark camel and scarlet to suit your taste.
For a toasty body, we have been selling our Botticelli Jacket as a pre-winter smart-casual warmer. Created by Filippo Matera in his workshop, this jacket draws inspiration from the industrial past of Northern Italy. All the materials are sourced and processed locally enabling them to have a touch of softness that you cannot get from mass produced clothing. This jacket has 10% off now too, so you could get yourself a deal.
Lastly, the feet. No, not shoes. We are talking socks. After months of bare feet in slip-on shoes, it’s time to give you feet a treat with either our thick cotton Cuthbert Sock or the Donegal Wool Sock. The latter is made for walking by a third-generation Irish family firm. Available in a range of colours (and in women’s sizes too), they have a wonderful warmth and softness of wool with a bit of polymer to help it grip your foot. They are chunky and comforting on your feet and are even endorsed by Everest mountaineer Mark Quinn, so they should be more than adequate for a winter walk to the pub!
You see winter isn’t so bad after all. In fact, I quite like the colder months for the scarves alone! If you see anything you like or need advice at all, please do not hesitate to contact our customer services team.