The process of these shoes which are built in separate parts, from hand sewing the laminated canvas uppers to the final kiln work is only done by the hands of specialist craftsmen at the Moonstar factory in Kurume in Fukuoka, in the north east of the country. Fukuoka is home to Ramen soup and Bridgestone tyres, which may go some way to understanding the Ku-rya process which have made the shoes legend, Moonstar being one of only three factories in Japan still using the originally American process.
Danner boots first came around when Charles Danner came to the west to construct the best boots for loggers that exist. First created in Oregon in 1932, they are still the go to boot for adventure. He wanted to combine his love for the outdoors and wilderness with a commitment to true craftsmanship and quality. This ambition to innovate boots that are more than just fit for purpose still exists within each and every stitch of their latest collection. The uncompromising landscape is the spirit behind the boots which Charles Danner first envisioned in production a century ago.
The latest brand set to arrive online and in-store at Stuarts London is Autry, a 80’s brand being revitalised for 2020. To gain an insight into the upcoming sneaker, we sat down with the Buying Assistant here at Stuarts London to learn more about the brand, what to expect and how to wear it right.
Perhaps the most legendary and instantly recognisable adidas sneaker shapes ever and one of the most iconic sneakers of all time. The shoe which really launched the brand into the spotlight and into global superstardom. With its sporting heritage and a history steeped in hip-hop iconography let’s take a look at why the adidas Superstar with humble beginnings is still relevant today.
Inspired by ‘80s hip hop style, these shoes feature a no lace design on top of the classic and timeless superstar silhouette. From the bustling streets of New York in the ‘80s where groups such as Run DMC weren’t just at the forefront of music but also pioneers of casual, street ready fashion. Among this pioneering of casual, considered street style was the now iconic superstar shoe. Now recreated with an exaggerated fat tongue and with the option to lace them or not, the shoe is perfect for those looking... Read More
At once modern but also brimming with heritage, this collaboration between legendary British brand Gloverall, known largely for their duffle coat and British-Finnish brand Ullac, who combine impeccably high quality craftsmanship, with a casual style.
From its humble beginnings in Paris, A.P.C has grown into a global brand and has notched up successful collaborations with the likes of Carhartt, Supreme, Brain Dead, and even the self-proclaimed Louis-Vuitton-Don; one of the most recognised, and adored figures in the fashion world – Kanye West. A.P.C are a brand which is known for its minimalist approach to design. One of the first items which really encapsulated that design approach is the A.P.C tote bag. It’s now iconic ‘A.P.C’ logo in an understated bold white or black font, can... Read More
Making its debut on the world stage in 1972, the SL 72 was adidas first sneaker to feature the trefoil logo. The sneaker has been recreated to embody he same specifications as the original. SL stands for Super Light, and was the first member of this lightweight sneaker club. To this day the shoes are exceptionally lightweight, largely thanks to the nylon uppers and sleek construction which results in a clean and sporty style. Adidas have gone to great efforts to use the same fabrics that were used in the... Read More
The brand was originally founded by RM Williams himself, an Australian bushman and entrepreneur who elevated to become a hugely successful businessman. In 1923, aged just 15, RM decided to pack up all his belongings and head for a new life in the outback. He took to the outback immediately and began to set up a happy and fulfilled life there. Although he was having to work countless jobs to get by, all the skills of these roles held him in good sted for life and taught him some of the most valuable lessons of his whole career.
A brand and designer that should need no introduction. Paul Smith has been at the forefront of British fashion since the 1970s. The designer originally started in Nottingham, stocking other brands that could only be found in London but soon branched out into self-branded tailoring. Smith managed to traverse the difficult world of fashion ensuring his clothes always remained classic with an edge of fun. The designer has enjoyed a well-deserved mainstay status in British fashion. Creating both clean, modern tailored garments with an injection of colourful flare and branching... Read More