Say sure to smart, lace-up sneakers — That’s Not My Age

Pictures: Sarah Brick. Hair & make-up: Carl Stanley


October vibe shift. Or is it a shoe shuffle? I’ve all the time been keen on lace-ups  – in my teenagers and twenties I’d purchase males’s sneakers from conventional outfitters –  and there’s a pleasure in coming again to the belongings you like to put on. My toes  are pleased, too. After a summer time of sneakers and sandals, it’s good to combine issues up. Completely different footwear locations different demands on the muscular tissues and joints, which in flip can strengthen the toes. So, be sure you rotate regularly. Say sure to smart sneakers.

The Oxford-style lace-ups within the photographs are late-90s Emma Hope (sale cut price), and nonetheless going robust. Although they might do with a polish… At this time, you’ll find this sort of gender-neutral sneakers far and wide. There’s a neat pair from Iris & Ink at the Outnet; which can be the one place to buy eye-wateringly costly Churchs brogues. Since Prada purchased the British model and despatched the costs sky-rocketing, I’ve moved over to Grenson – largely bought within the pattern sale. On a shoot just lately, I attempted this stunning Grenson Derby shoe (photos coming quickly) and might extremely suggest Type Stalking them into the gross sales.


Different old-school lace-ups might be discovered at: Bobbies (out there in tan and black); Cos has a square-toed version, whereas Camper Conscious. has a beautiful pair made with the atmosphere in thoughts. Autumn is the time to convey out the brogues and you may all the time depend on Clarks for each patent leather and matte. On the lookout for longevity and craftsmanship? I’ve two pairs of Grenson’s  Martha design ( one white, one pink) which can be no less than 5 years previous and constructed to final.

For stompier kinds, the lug sole, ‘Michael’ Derby shoe from Paraboot is perennially fashionable (fellow French manufacturers, Kleman and Sézane have comparable, inexpensive variations HERE and HERE). Hush has high-shine lace-ups (now reduced) – and there’s all the time Dr Martens (HERE and HERE). The latter has a vegan vary, as do M&S and Grenson (they don’t seem to be paying me, trustworthy!). Extra on vegan sneakers HERE.

Sturdy, smart sneakers make you are feeling put-together and prepared for something. Type Tip: When it will get cooler add black ankle or knee socks.


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I’m carrying a classic tweed jacket from Menage Fashionable Classic ( purchased a couple of years in the past). The black gown is by Skall Studio from Collect & See (gifted approx two years in the past). The classic Gucci bag can be from Menage Fashionable Classic. My previous leather-based lace-ups are from Emma Hope.