Brazen: Boldest Foot Forward

By Jo Phillips

Rick Owens at LNCCRick Owens at the LN-CC

Exotic prints and bold patterns are no longer reserved to the linings of a luxury blazer. In true Fresh Prince style, it’s quite the reverse with some very out and loud designs this season. There’s also no stepping back when it comes to footwear and for AW13 there is a vast offering of statement pieces to slip into. Whether it’s the contemporary luxury found in a pair of Rick Owens pony skin hi-tops or the brash flamboyance of studded slip-ons, it’s clear that there is a new kind of extravagance for men these days.

Jimmy ChooJimmy Choo at Mr Porter

A popular style this Winter includes multi-fabric designs that are seen commonly in leather brogues featuring tweed inserts for example. The variety of men’s footwear doesn’t even compare to what our female friends have on offer so for us it really is all in the detail and experimenting with texture is absolutely key. A lot of men choose to show their wild side solely through their footwear and it’s been said by many an individual – normally a lady – that a man’s shoes say a lot about him. However with all the fantastic designs around at the moment you can excuse a guy for a being a little experimental.

In other news, this week sees the launch of the new menswear range from Irregular Choice where you’d be hard pressed to find anything basic. The collection features exotic prints on woven fabrics, metallics, animal print and the boldest of colours – great timing for this month’s theme.

Untitled-1Irregular Choice AW13 Mens