Buckstyle’s Top 3: Church’s Spring/Summer 2010
So many people have taken Church’s to heart, knowing that it’s one of the best sources of well made brogues and lace ups- to the point where it now has almost as big a fashion following as it does a traditional one. That can’t have escaped the notice of Prada, which Church’s is now part of- and possibly the reason for the interesting ideas that are going on behind the scenes of this 136-year-old shoemaker.
1. Tasselled monkstrap in canvas and leather- These are everything you wouldn’t associate with Church’s- worn, distressed, slightly – but believe it or not, they’re inspired by an archive piece. After putting it in an advert, the company was bombarded with requests to use it in shoots, causing them to actually bring them back into production. Plus the sole, in a Prada-like twist has very nice CHURCH & CO lettering. It’s the little details that count.
2. Foam-soled suede brogues- For brogue obsessives the appeal of these should be quite clear. But what’s better is the array of colours, from navy to pistachio green.
3. Foam-soled plain lace-ups- Like the brogues, but softer and in bolder flag-like colours. Red and white ones should look zippy with a coloured cropped suit for next Summer.