The unlined Belgravia
There was one shoe that style blogger Simon Crompton wanted to see added to our unlined collection — the Belgravia tassel, summer's most versatile shoe.
Stepping away from the city and into nature allows us to re-connect with our sense of what is meaningful — all the more necessary in turbulent times. We join Daniel Jenkins for a walk in the wilds of Wiltshire, meditating on the appeal of functional beauty, facilitating a life lived.
At home everywhere, mud, concrete, restaurant and field. Asking, begging, pleading to be worn, then forgotten, well, until catching that reflection. Sunbeams hitting the toe, briefly dazzled glimpse in windows and glinting puddles. I’ve crossed marble floors, stood caked in mud, even broken into the lightest of jogs and felt nothing other than me.
How to dress to work productively in the new age of home working.
Leading menswear writer Simon Crompton reflects upon where to start when building a shoe collection:
"I have a friend. Let’s call him Nick. About five years ago I convinced him that he should be spending more money on his shoes. Most men don’t spend enough – it’s often an afterthought with smarter clothing – and between myself and two female friends, we convinced him that shoes matter. “If you want to know if a fellow is well dressed, look down,” as Fred Astaire once wrote.