Monday, October 11, 2010

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My picks of the season's best retro-style shoes from the high street.

Office has several styles which show retro influences. Clockwise from top left: Twinkle Tush (also in black) shows similarities with some of the 1920s styles I posted recently. With its low block heel and rounded toe, Frisky Sixty (also in black/white) has a great mod look. Their version of the classic saddle shoe Frank is available in a host of single-colour and two-tone options. Friendly Bow (also in black) has a very 1930s look to it. They have a few different brogue styles in various heel heights including Francis Brogue (also in black and tan) and Brogue Baby (also in Teal, Khaki, Mustard, Floral, Tan, Leopard, Grey).

While I find the much-hyped Originals range from Clarks a bit of a disappointment, their Bombay range with those slightly cutaway sides has a very 40s/50s vibe. Left-right: Ashill Bombay (also in brown suede); Bombay Lights (also in black leather and black patent); Ask Bombay.

Although Schuh mostly goes for fairly avant-garde styles, they have a few retro-ish offerings including (L-R) the Modric Brogue (also in tan); the Noella (also in purple, black and two-tone black/white); and I quite like the 80s Art Deco feel to the Paris Panel Court (also in black and grey).

3 comments:

  1. Office have really excelled themselves recently, they have so many great retro styles right now. I'm trying to keep away from all this as what I really need is a new pair of winter boots, but it is very difficult!

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  2. Fantasic shoes!!! Those very 1st pair (brown suede) are GORGEOUS!

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  3. I'm in love with the Clark's Ashill Bombay shoes... Too bad I can't find a version available in the US! :( They pretty much look like the perfect everyday pump...

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