Chelsea Cobbler’s new AW12 range provides wide range of styles, targeted at “the man wanting directional yet affordable” style and quality shoes and accessories.
Now, just to clear up any confusion, Chelsea Cobbler isn’t a shoe brand, it’s a shop… of sorts. Launched in 2009, it is a multi-brand umbrella from The Dune Group that consists of in-house brands Dune, Bertie and Pied a Terre as well as other concessions. Here we will be looking at the new collections from The Dune Group’s own in-house brands: Dune and Bertie.
Dune shoes are “sophisticated and fashion aware” — the brand provides stylish footwear that’s accessible, helping the everyday man attain looks that are confident and independent. This is your go-to for the best formal styles, ranging from £85 and up.
Nailing formal style is as easy as your ABC’s with these Dune Alphabet Derby shoes. This classic lace-up style is a mainstay for every man’s wardrobe, providing a staple and stylish finish to formal and office looks. Priced at £85:
If you’re looking to add real polish to formal style, then these Amore brogues are an easy way to add a slick finish. These classic brogues with toecap and perforation details are finished with a high-shine burnished upper. Priced at £85:
For a more directional approach to formal attire, these Andrew Derby shoes are a statement style that will add punch to formal ensembles. An easy way to stand out from the crowd, these classic lace-ups are given an exotic makeover in snakeskin-printed leather and a sharp, pointed toe.
Bertie is Dune’s edgy younger brother, who is focused on the latest fashion trends. Unique and Modish detailing makes Bertie a great lifestyle brand and your go-to for everyday wear.
Up first from Bertie we have the California 2 desert boots. A classic daytime style, blue suede’s popularity seems to be on the up, with more and more brands offering their own take on the trend. They’re an easy way to add colour to winter hues:
These Louis loafers are a classic boat style that will add a subtle dose of preppy-cool to weekend looks. Made from leather, they feature classic contrast lace detailing around the heel and to the front:
These Colindale 2 leather wedged boots are my personal stand out choice from the AW12 range. This style blends fashion and function, bringing formal flair to a typically casual style. The tan leather and brogue details are both contrasted and complemented by the cream wedged sole:
The Dune and Bertie collections are available at ChelseaCobbler.com and in Dune stores.