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Loafers are the ‘go to’ style for men this summer.
Dressed up or dressed down, loafers are perfect for holidays, summer weddings or a casual evening around the barbecue!
The popularity of our own Golden Boot range is growing and growing. Hand-made in Italy, the collection features the classic Penny loafer and super comfortable ‘drivers’. Great teamed up with a matching belt to go with casual shorts or smarter chinos.
New for Summer 2018 is a capsule collection of Men’s loafers from Spanish shoemaker Martinelli. A classic tassel loafer, Fulham 1342-2024X and the slightly more relaxed look of Ocean 412-2149YP. Hand-crafted in Spain using premiums suede and leather with leather linings. All available in store and online with free UK next day delivery* available.
Here at Golden Boot, we’re always very excited when the new season’s styles start to land in store. When the boxes arrive with that infamous black and red tape from Jeffery West, I’m always the first to dive in to take a look!
Handmade in Italy and Spain, our Jeffery West collection just keeps growing. Fuelled not only by our love for them on the shop floor, but also our fabulous loyal, regular customers who keep buying them!
We love to add a few shoes that are completely bespoke and do not even feature in the Jeffery West shops.
Beautifully made by guys who understand gents footwear, all with that Jeffery West twist. Take a look at two of my current favourites…. Very limited, seven pairs of each only… Go on indulge yourself… Life really is too short to wear boring shoes!!!
Since we started stocking men’s clothing, it has been swept off the hangers within days of a new season beginning. This spring and summer is no different.
A favourite so far has been this Barbour utility jacket – sturdy zips and button pockets make it ideal for chilly walking weather.
RM Williams offer us another collection of their classic plaid, button down shirts – ideal with jeans or chinos for spring.
Magee was a new brand for us in the autumn, and their collection for spring has not disappointed. The cloth, colour palettes and attention to detail is top-quality.
Discover more men’s clothing, shoes and accessories at thegoldenboot.co.uk or visit us in store.
In 1932, Mr. Reginald Murray Williams handcrafted his first pair of leather shoes.
Made from one piece of leather, with a single seam at the back, they’re made the
same way today through over 80 hand-held processes in the factory in Adelaide, Australia.
The design concept came from a desire to create a boot that could endure long, exhausting days in the unforgiving Australian outback. These are built to last and are always made by hand with the finest leathers and Goodyear welting.
Despite not being in the Australian outback, they’ve become one of those iconic brands at the Golden Boot. Although having a broader, more varied customer than Jeffery West, they have a certain feel about them, and a surprising versatility.
I’d imagine them on the feet of a check shirt and battered jeans wearing man. As the heat rises and the dust settles, the deep-set creases in his brow tell tales of long days and endless nights. His hands as tough as his old RM Williams boots…but apparently, city dudes love these too. The stories are more train station, court-room or building site based, but they’re loved all the same.
Our collection includes the Comfort Craftsman, and Stockyard boots. They come in various leathers and suede, and look great with basically everything. In the 40s and 50s, RM Williams introduced a range of clothing, some of which we stock in the shop too. Choose from classic shirts, belts, and leather after-care products. Pay us a visit and take home your own piece of Australia!
Our very own Ed, who holds the fort at Golden Boot and loves any DIY project he can get his hands on, swears by his Stockyard boots.
They really have been through the wars, and made it through the huge project, that was building a new women’s department, and they’re only now starting to get a little tired. Fear not though Ed! RM Williams offer a repair service. They’ll be sent back for them to be re-soled, re-stitched and re-buffed, ready for them to ‘be sent back into the world by the hands that made them’. How ideal! Check out the videos to find out more, although I challenge you not to read the rest of this blog in an Australian accent if you do…
Another classic style is the Craftsman ‘Yearling’ boot.
Crafted in the same shape, but made with a classic leather sole, these guys are timeless, sleek and super smart.
They also come with a tin of Stockman’s polish, as that leather needs some love. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ll mention it again. And as an added bonus, there’s FREE UK delivery on all RM Williams boots ! The team in the men’s department at GB really know their stuff, and if you’re concerned about fitting, then pop in, have a coffee and a chat and try a few pairs on.
Until next time…mate.
Jeffery West always cause a stir when delivered into the store – and autumn/winter 2017 has been no different…
KO23 is made of the deepest red wine and black leather. That signature diamond studded heel and immaculately intricate broguing still play a significant role throughout every season’s collection.
Blower Melly features a high-shine double monk strap – all beautifully crafted in espresso coloured leather, with a faux pony hair vamp.
A classic Chelsea boot with a JW twist. Point Dexter in grey is brought to life with its brilliantly red elastic panels, red leather lining and un-missable welt stitching.
Stay up-to-date with more incoming styles this season.
Passenger is an eye-catching style available in blue nubuck. The tongue and vamp are entirely woven and the red laces and stitching make a stunning contrast to the Atlantic shade of blue. The toe shape and diamond details makes this Derby lace-up elegant and refined.
This versatile monk shoe features a double buckle and leather woven vamp. It’s an easy-to-wear style and can be dressed up or down, but certainly does not scrimp on the immaculate details we love.
Also available in grey, black and brown, Horror Show is no ordinary Chelsea Boot. Made on their new ‘Libertine’ last, it has an unusual wine glass shaped red gusset and rioja suede back panel. Not forgetting or course, the Devil-Head Goodyear Welted sole.
Not for the feint-hearted – Amityville is a fantastically striking style with plenty of that signature diamond leather punching across the whole shoe. This classic wingtip has truly been given the Jeffery West treatment with their red and white fume leather and exquisite details.
From their Goodyear welted collection – Tiger is made up of burgundy suede and mock croc leather. The diamond shape on the front adds that true Jeffery West feel, along with the brass shark’s tooth eyelets.
To find out more visit The Golden Boot store or see more online
See below for a sneak preview of a Jeffery West style, made exclusively for Golden Boot!
Penny loafers have been a key feature of men’s wardrobes since the 30s. Now worn by both men and women, their popularity is ever-increasing, and design features becoming more and more creative.
Working closely with factories in Spain and Italy, Golden Boot have developed their very own range of loafers and moccasins – exclusively for Golden Boot customers. The summer range is available in store and online now. The autumn and winter range are currently being developed – so watch this space!
Visit the Golden Boot store to see the full collection, or buy online, with free next day delivery when spending over £50.
March is an odd inbetweeny time when it comes to footwear. It’s still a bit chilly (I’m holding out for the day to come soon when I don’t have to wear a coat) but the sun is slowly making an appearance. Shop rails are full of brighter colour palettes and those camel chinos are calling. Shoes however, must not be forgotten at this point. Heavy black footwear doesn’t sit right with a spring or summer wardrobe, and why wait for espadrille weather when there is so much choice? Lighter options from the Men’s New Collection are filling the shelves here at Golden Boot.
Our very own Golden Boot Mulgrave is available in blue and dark red. The upper is a supple suede with a punched vamp, the lining is leather and the sole is a sturdy rubber. They’re comfortable, light, and will add just a touch of colour to an everyday outfit.
Golden Boot Reeve is another suede option. This perfect penny loafer will take you from the office to post-work dinner. They come in blue and black (with surprisingly colourful linings) and work well with chinos in spring or shorts in the summer.
Planning a holiday? Grab a pair of Pikolinos. Talking of holidays, Sebago haven’t let us down on the deck shoe front. The quintessentially preppy design is an absolute sell out every summer, and you don’t even have to own your own boat to wear a pair.
If you’re on the go all weekend, then take a look at Nebula A from Geox. The breathable sole unit has been designed specifically with your super active feet in mind.
They come in charcoal or navy suede and have flexible elastic straps across the front, making them comfortable and practical.
For more formal occasions check out Tucano from Anatomic Gel. They come in various colours and are well-known and loved for their comfort and practicality. Little details like the contrasted stitching and laces make them a great addition to a smart spring outfit, and being a leather brogue, they’re transferable from season to season.
If you’re heading out out, and really want to make a statement, then who else do we talk about other than Jeffery West? Harbour has just landed in the store – a beautiful Derby wingtip as part of their Goodyear Welted collection.
They feature a woven leather vamp and tongue, a red leather insole, embossed leather sole and those signature diamond punches on the edges and toe box. If you’re feeling extra showy then go bold with the aptly named Flash.
Golden Boot Christmas window displays are a talking point of Maidstone every year and 2016 is no exception.
In collaboration with talented local florist Sue Davies, we have created an enchanting spectacle in the ladies department, not one to miss!
Thanks to Maxitrak, our men’s window is sure to bring a smile to your face (you’ll have to come and visit us to find out more)
Be prepared for those blustery November days with a solid pair of boots. This season’s colour palettes and detail trends broaden across both the men and women’s department, with deep reds, burgundy, and warm shades of brown and exquisite attention to detail.
Although traditionally used in men’s footwear, women don’t have to miss out on those classic last shapes and brogue detailing anymore. Wonders have given us a statement ankle boot in black and cherry red, with a chunky sole and an easy-to-slip-on zip on the inside.
The colour combinations in the Barker womens collection are more than eye-catching. This blue and red pair have been disappearing off shelves since the moment they arrived, and with a decent suede brush you can keep these looking good as new.
Pikolinos have been experimenting with their mens collection using Vibram’s recycled Ecostep sole unit, it’s hard wearing with a soft leather upper and inside zip – a great option for everyday wear as its super comfy.
Loake has offered a stocky tan leather ankle boot, with wonderful brogue detailing and that ever-classic Goodyear Welted sole. These guys will last a lifetime, and will only look and feel better with age. Pictured here, Christian wears them loosely laced with trousers tucked behind the tongue for a more casual feel.
Red Wing is another chunky member of the autumn collection. Handmade in Minnesota, USA, these boots are born out of workwear and are super tough. They’ve gone for a deep red wine shade upper, black laces and statement white exposed stitching.
Cheaney haven’t missed out on those red wine shades this season. They’ve combined it with a darker shaded winged tip and smart black sole unit, to make the ideal pair to travel from work to dinner.
The classics are classics for a reason. They last a lifetime and never look out dated. Barker is a great go-to brand for the ever-loved brogue. If you’re feeling bold search online for Haig, McClean or Jackson, and if you want some expert advice, ask a member of our men’s department team. You can find out more from them about how to keep them in tip-top condition too.