Charlie Brogues by J SHOES x Sanders
ASOS Overcoat | Vest c/o Lavenham | NN07 Jumper | Asket Shirt | Dickies Chinos | Shoes c/o J SHOES x Sanders | Farer Watch | Corgie Socks | Vintage Army Beanie
Did you know that Captain America – The First Avenger was filmed in Manchester’s Northern Quarter? Marvel director Joe Johnston chose the location for its ability to be adapted to create a vibe of post-WWII New York City. It seems like an unlikely neighbourhood to choose – known for its independent clothing stores, record shops, coffee hangs and decent beer – but if you look closer, and start to look up at the architecture it all starts to make sense.
British footwear brand J SHOES
recently contacted us with a project that instantly caught our attention. To celebrate the their 20th anniversary J.Shoes has created a limited edition collection
with Northampton-based Sanders.
We set ourselves the task to create a photo-story which represented the link between heritage + modern values.
The unisex collection features the Charlie brogue in two colourways. We decided the full-grain Chestnut, for its district use of tonal coloured grain leathers and green welting.
If we rewind the clock a few years you would have found me making a daily commute to Manchester city centre. My e-commerce role led me to taking short-cuts through many dark alleys, wet industrial side streets + Victorian-designed squares – shaving minutes off my dash to make that 4pm cut-off time at the Post Office. Now, I find myself in those same side streets and dark avenues, taking advantage of the city’s Northern character.
Staying true to my own personal style, I wore the beauties –
which have been entirely made in England, using Sanders’ trademark crepe sole –
on the smart casual side of things, sticking to navys, greys + browns. Layering was essential for a bitterly cold + wet day; wearing the Laverham
vest over my beige jumper by NN07 and classic oxford shirt by Asket
, and tying in that American connection with slim fit strides by Dickies.
In around five month’s time myself + Hollie will be heading over to Las Vegas to get married. It seems fitting that the J SHOES x Sanders collection has come along when it has – the perfect wedding shoes?
Let me know your thoughts on the shoes + if you think the setting was a good choice!
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