Fancy Footwear: Grenson for Mr Porter

Published February 20, 2014

ABOVE: THE GRENSON COLLECTION FOR MR PORTER. (TOP ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT): MATTHEW MILLER, SIBLING, CRAIG GREEN. (BOTTOM ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT): CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN, KATIE EARY, AGI & SAM.

Heritage shoemakers Grenson have joined forces with notable menswear designers from across the pond to create a series of loafers, brogues, and boots that blend modern British aesthetics and classic craftsmanship. Craig Green, Christopher Raeburn, Katie Eary, Sibling, Matthew Miller, and Agi & Sam form the creative line-up behind the six different styles, which are available exclusively at Mr Porter. The collection is a testament to the talent currently emerging from Britain, as well as a reminder that a well-dressed man starts with a well-made pair of shoes.

Each shoe in the collection reflects the designer’s unique sensibility: Craig Green puts a subversive spin to a pair of black Oxford brogues by thickening the tread and adding an elastic strap. Christopher Raeburn, who has cited mountaineers and army officers as his style icons, uses this collaboration to further express his fascination with adventure by contributing a military-inspired boot. Katie Eary’s design mantra is that she “wants people to feel it,” which her electric blue suede shoes (an homage to The King) certainly do. The design trio Sibling describes their trademarks as “knitting, color, and we hope a large dose of fun.” Sticking to their bold aesthetic, Sibling combines pale-blue suede and magenta in their (also) Elvis-inspired penny loafers. Matthew Miller’s shoes have an old-school masculinity to them that’s emphasized through his use of embossed leather and textured wood. Lastly, Agi & Sam round out the collection with an updated classic; an all-black double monk rendered contemporary through the layering of different leathers.

THE GRENSON COLLECTION IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON MR PORTER.