Perfectly Suited

Use of suiting fabrics for footwear

The F/W 11 collections revealed intriguing uses of suiting fabrics for traditional men’s footwear.  Our F/W 11 Footwear Classifications report highlights some of the key materials utilized by leading designers (L to R: Etro, Yohji Yamamoto, Moncler Gamme Blue). Prince of Wales, herringbone and houndstooth tweeds look fresh on pieced loafers, lace-ups and knee boots.  Footnotes brings you some of the coolest material-blocked variations as interpreted by some of our favorite “under-the-radar” brands.

Use of suiting fabrics for footwear

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Roland Haynes‘ offers a handsome collection of very wearable Donegal tweed and leather brogue Oxfords among other English classics suited for any man looking to add a little extra-something to their footwear repertoire.  Available now at www.rolandhaynes.com.

suiting fabrics for mens shoes

We checked out Japanese-based Perfetto at the F/W 11 edition of Pitti Immagine uomo and fell in love with the breath of their assortment including handcrafted, Goodyear welted tailored spat boots, balmorals and bluchers featuring Harris Tweed and super luxe leather uppers.  Perfetto shoes can also be custom made to suit any dandy’s needs — check out Bespoke Tailor KATSURA for more information.

For a quick recap of all the gentlemanly goodness from F/W 11 presentations, see our complete Pitti Uomo report here.

Use of suiting fabrics for footwear

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Stockholm-based Gram Footwear’s F/W 11 “Resurrection” collection includes styles that bridge the gap between sneakers and traditional shoes.  We love the sporty mash-up of glen plaid and leather uppers combined with lace-up and gore insert patterns on clean white sneaker outsoles.

Just last November, Stylesight called out the importance of suiting and blanket materials for footwear in the Trend Alert! Fab-ric Footwear .

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