Scouting Pitti: New Lace-Ups by Grenson

Published January 12, 2012

 

It’s been a while—since the release of Zoolander, at least—since we last associated high fashion with coal miners’ sons. Interview fashion director Miguel Enamorado makes the connection by recommending boots by storied London brand Grenson, who has moved beyond their signature brogues with this new design that showed at Pitti Uomo in Florence yesterday. The lustrous leather finish on this lace-up boot is offset by the surprise of an exposed metallic silver cap in front, a playful design that fits in with Grenson creative director and CEO Tim Little’s vision for carrying the 146-year-old brand into the new millennium. (In an interview with Kempt last summer, Little explained, “As long as we stick some of the elements of classic British shoemaking, we can really play around with materials and soles and things.”) We don’t dare step on these toes.