The seasons are slowly turning to a colder tone and the summer nights are gradually getting darker. Autumn is coming and although that means it's officially the end of summer, our mindset is a fresh new take on Autumn style. Layers, textures, thick jumpers, warm boots and the brand new Autumn/Winter '14 Collection from yours truly. We can't wait for you to get your hands on this seasons designs - think sophisticated winter nights and warm winter hikes. Detailed designs with function at it's core.
This season's look is based around home comforts, traditional British ideals and all the small details that make a big impact. A great way to make a big impact with an outfit, is to have a similar colour-way and a pop of colour. This season sees green as a staple colour you need in your wardrobe. In the absence of greenery throughout the end seasons, a perfect way to add colour and keep right on trend is to add dark, leafy greens to your outfit and then a complementary tone to finish the look with your footwear. We love the idea of a dark green coat overlaid on a dark grey tweed suit, finished with a crisp white oxford and a pop of colour on the feet, think tans brogues or boots.
OUR TOP PICKS FOR THIS SEASON:
Lightweight in construction, made from warming winter felt finished in a tan, navy and gold tweed. Perfect lounge wear for the evenings and weekend, Squire will accompany you through the coldest nights making sure you stay cosy and laid-back.
Casual wear at it's best, made from thick and durable leather and suede upper. Euro comes in a range of tones including tan, navy and brown. A classic sports inspired shoe, perfect for casual weekends and everyday wear, the bouncy rubber sole puts comfort to the test and thick lace up design makes sure you stay secure. Best worn with jeans and a crew neck jumper or chinos and a chambray shirt for a cool casual look this autumn.
A personal favourite - Marauder the AW14 Base London chukka boot finished in a tough yet refined waxed suede upper, in a selection of autumnal tones: navy, black, tan and brown. A thick white rubber sole unit adds a pop of brightness and promotes a very casual look. An easy boot for weekend wear, best worn with jeans for a laid-back, contemporary look.
A very classic look for this season, Hyde is great for all weather conditions and will keep you dry on wetter days with its enclosed six-hole lace up design. Burnished leather creates a vintage look and only adds to the charm, finished in tan or brown creating a rich tone to any outfit, perfect if you're looking to add some subtle colour. Classic is what we love and a brogue will always be a timeless piece, a shoe that you can rely on for any occasion. Thick formal rubber sole unit is made for everyday wear and will make sure your feet stay comfortable. Hyde is a formal shoe and looks great with a sharp suit, but can also be worn with jeans and a jumper for a more semi-formal style.
Richmond is our fashion formal boot, designed to be a key trending piece but with formality in mind. A boot that goes great with a suit and really creates a distinct and original look - boots aren't always worn with suits these days and it's a catch many guys are missing out on. Perfect for wet, wintery days to keep you feeling comfortable, warm and smart without losing that sophisticated edge. Long laces look great wrapped around the top of the boot for a statement look. Waxed leather uppers means you'll stay dry throughout the wet autumn days and a choice of brown or tan to blend or pop into an outfit. Your choice.
Some shots from The Crafty Cobbler AW14 Photo Shoot, for your viewing pleasure