Coming at you like a hot summer storm, this week we have a special collaboration series with Crockett & Jones featuring Hurricane Hide leathers that will patina with fortitude to a fine antique finish you can call your own. This special recipe vegetable re-tannage developed by C&J in collaboration with Horween uses hand-selected cow sides stuffed with a heavy concoction of oil, waxes, and fat-liquors for a durable yet flexible pull-up leather that has a natural hand and finish to become a future heirloom. From dark to light — all completed with classically coordinated tonal details — we have a new Kensington slipper in Chocolate, the Coniston in Coffee, and a burnished Pembroke derby shoe in the Natural Hurricane Hide. To pair, we have the finest Japanese-made basic socks from Anonymous Ism in no-show and crew length. Boot, Shoe, or Slipper-up for the summer season and beyond in classics collaboratively designed to represent where we’ve been and where we’re going, made by one of England’s best footwear producers to ensure we get there.
Sure to be a make-up that converts even the most faithful heavy-duty boot wearing blokes, this English gentleman’s casual slipper is designed to conform to the foot with grace and show its character through a clean canvas of Chocolate Hurricane Hide. The Kensington slipper, crafted as a single piece wholecut upper pattern, has been exclusively developed for Division Road to be formed tightly to the 376 Last which provides a more casual, high wall profiled and rounded toe that combines with a narrow heel to anatomically match, grip, and conform to the foot through years of hard wear. Completed with a 270-degree flat welt and C&J’s exclusive Superflex Leather sole that will afford a high traction natural gait upon break-in, this Kensington Slipper will provide effortless style to confidently carry you through summer events and excursions.
If you’re on the hunt for a go-to dress-to-casual derby shoe to integrate and inspire ensembles this season and thereafter, check out our new Hurricane Hide Pembroke. This derby shoe has been an iconic Crockett & Jones feature for nearly three decades. Serving as a signature countryside brogue adopted to city streets and leveled up with a Horween tannage and Division Road details that balance aesthetics and utility, the natural character of this shoe only gets better with age. From the sophisticated burnishing and brogue detailing on a classic tan that reflects a cultured style, to the storm welt and Ridgeway sole that enable you to confidently conquer the outdoors, this derby shoe is equipped with all the traits required to stride from downtown design meetings to stately dinners.
The Coniston from Crockett & Jones is a style that typifies refinement and duty with military roots and estate inspiration. This Division Road collaboration is made in a medium brown Coffee Hurricane Hide leather that reveals a rich, natural grain character in a luxurious and consistent finish. This Coniston comes in the hallmark pattern easily identified by a simple straight cap toe and back stay and is exclusively adapted and matched to our favorite 378 Last with an almond toe, accommodative forefoot, and snug Munson-based waist and heel. The sleek, functionally configured Coffee Coniston has tonal details like antique brass eyelets, a dark brown storm welt, and a Ridgeway sole to become a choice casual boot that communicates through patina its adventures from outback excursions to impromptu interviews on the tarmac.
For the best in basic socks that provide no-fail combinations to your luxury oriented, hand-crafted footwear made for longevity in all conditions, we have the Anonymous Ism Pique Cotton Crews and Loafer no-shows in a neutral palette. These wardrobe and rotation staples are made in Japan with a fiber-to-foot approach out of military grade Cordura and Coolmax high pile yarns for durable and snug no-show Loafers, and a high-quality natural cotton in pique knit for thick and breathable Crews that will stack or stay up with ease. Known for their traditional production methods utilizing vintage knitting machines from the 1970’s, this assortment of Anonymous Ism brings a built-to-last approach to the energetic lifestyle of the season.