British footwear brand Frank Wright took its first steps in London more than 130 years ago, creating peg-sole boots for cavalry officers at the Chelsea Barracks.

After relocating to Kettering, it went on to become a major part of London’s Carnaby Street scene in the 1960s, before cementing its place in youth culture as a wardrobe staple on the terraces during the late 1970s and 1980s.

Fast-forward to the present day and Frank Wright is on a new footing, producing strong, modern collections that continue to draw on its rich heritage.

Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection

With a heavy Scandinavian influence, Frank Wright’s autumn/winter 2016 collection signals a step change for the brand. The most noticeable difference comes from an effort to update its roster with trend-led silhouettes that appeal to a stylish male audience.

This is especially visible in the clean lines and contemporary finish of styles including the newly added cup sole sneakers and cool classics such as elasticated Chelsea boots.

All the while, the brand continues to pay close attention to the craftsmanship that made its footwear so popular more than a century ago. Premium materials, including Scotchgrain and washed leather, are combined with a high attention to detail – signature orange and grey tabs, stud detailing, understated branding on the outsoles – to create shoes any man would be proud to add to his collection.

Frank Wright Shoes and Boots - Autumn/Winter 2016
Frank Wright Shoes and Boots - Autumn/Winter 2016
Frank Wright Shoes and Boots - Autumn/Winter 2016
Frank Wright Shoes and Boots - Autumn/Winter 2016
Frank Wright Shoes and Boots - Autumn/Winter 2016
Frank Wright Shoes and Boots - Autumn/Winter 2016

FashionBeans’ Top Five AW16 Picks

Check out our top picks from the Frank Wright autumn/winter 2016 collection below.

Hazelburn Brown Leather Chelsea Boot

A staple in any wardrobe, the Hazelburn Chelsea Boot is cut from hardwearing leather so you can look great even when the weather doesn’t.

The design is in-keeping with the brand’s new minimal approach but contrast stitching and a pull tab guarantee to leave a lasting impression.

£96.00; frankwrightshoes.com

Frank Wright Shoes and Boots - Autumn/Winter 2016

Walker Hazel Oxide Leather Lace-up Boot

Stomp stylishly into the weekend with the off-duty Walker boot. A reference to Frank Wright’s military history, the utilitarian desert style once donned by British soldiers gets a modern update with supple uppers and tonal laces.

The low-profile, fuss-free shape makes them ideal for downtime dressing.

£89.00; frankwrightshoes.com

Frank Wright Shoes and Boots - Autumn/Winter 2016

Eddie Black Leather Cup Sole Sneaker

Frank Wright’s new direction means you can now also flex your sartorial muscle in a pair of clean and contemporary sneakers.

The low-top Eddie style is constructed in a classic tennis-shoe shape from premium white leather, with a tonal sole unit and minimal detailing that enhances the shoe’s sleek appearance.

£80.00; frankwrightshoes.com

Frank Wright Shoes and Boots - Autumn/Winter 2016

Cypress Tan Leather Ankle Lace Up Boot

There’s no denying that boots are the best things you can place at the end of your legs when winter bites.

Feel bold and brave braced in the Cypress lace-ups, which feature traditional brogue stitching, chunky stitching to the sole unit and a burnished effect toe.

£95.00; frankwrightshoes.com

Frank Wright Shoes and Boots - Autumn/Winter 2016

Manfred Black Hi-Shine Leather Derby Shoe

Not all winter footwear needs to wrap around the ankle.

The Manfred Derby is ready to take on any terrain thanks to a cleated flatform sole, while the hi-shine leather finish and minimal stitching means you’ll still be the sharpest-dressed guy in the office come January.

£70.00; frankwrightshoes.com

Frank Wright Shoes and Boots - Autumn/Winter 2016

Shop the full autumn/winter 2016 footwear collection now at frankwrightshoes.com.