Vans OTW Holiday 2012 Collection: Howell & Pritchard
Vans released its OTW Holiday 2012 collection last month, which consists of two brand new styles. Upon hearing the name “Vans”, the last thing most of us would associate with the brand is a pair of dress shoes – yet they seem determined to prove us wrong this season, by developing two pairs of shoes that would be at home in any gentleman’s wardrobe.
The Vans Pritchard promises all day comfort with its EVA footbed and faux-heeled cupsole. Taking on the form of a traditional Derby silhouette, FashionBeans’ favourite version comes in a khaki colour way and is constructed from premium suede. The style is also available in brown leather, for the traditionalists amongst you, and patterned wool, which comes without the brogue detailing.
The Vans Howell, on the other hand, takes the form of a timeless Desert boot and again comes with brogueing to the sides and heel. Like the Pritchard, it features both the EVA footbed and faux-heeled cupsole for additional comfort. The Howell model is available in blue premium suede only.
Overall, the Vans OTW Holiday 2012 collection is a surprising but welcome twist from a brand most would usually associate with streetwear and skate trainers. Both silhouettes are extremely versatile and will effortlessly transcend from day to night, making them the perfect choice for the contemporary gent.
The Vans Pritchard and Howell shoes are available now on the official Vans website.