Luxury French Shoemaker Leaves City Roots For AW14
J.M. Weston will launch its Country Gent collection later in the year, taking the luxury French shoe and leather goods maker out of the city for autumn/winter 2014.
The six style, five colour way range, made up of Derby and Oxford silhouettes as well as ankle boots, focuses on the art of country living with a nod to high society sports such as horse riding.
Key styles include a square-toe double sole Oxford, rubber lug sole lace-up Derby, equestrian-inspired boots with eyelets, and a Derby and ankle boot with a floral golf tip.
Each model, produced at the J.M. Weston factory in Limoges, France, uses calfskin leather in a mix of box, grained, raw and smooth textures.
In a statement, the brand’s artistic director, Michel Perry, said: “Country life is no longer a complete departure from elegance and style.”
Founded in 1891, the shoe manufacturer also sells leather good and accessories such as bags, belts and wallets.
Earlier in the year J.M. Weston teamed up with young designer Charlie Casely-Hayford to create three new versions of the brand’s signature footwear.
J.M. Weston’s Country Gent collection is scheduled to launch in October at the brand’s Jermyn Street flagship and online at jmweston.com.
Prices have been confirmed to sit slightly higher than average, between £530 and £710.
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