Talloria is a premium Chelsea boot produced at Oliver Sweeney's artisan factory in Italy on the Bologna construction, which replaces the traditional insole board with a leather ‘sock’, giving the boot greater flexibility.
They've used an elegant last with a slightly squared toe and deerskin, which is supple and soft with a grainy texture. The boot is fully leather lined with a leather insock and has a back and front leather pull tab. The St Moritz rubber sole is cleated and practical, but has a slim profile.
Lets take a trip down memory lane for our Cobbler in Chief, who's made a court appearance or two in his time - squash court appearance we hasten to add. Our Harrow has a retro 1970s shape on a traditional natural rubber cupsole. We've chosen suede and soft tumbled leather for the upper with a navy accent, and included a full leather lining and leather cushioned insock. Altogether a little more refined and comfortable than its 1970's counterpart.Now in its fifth decade of design, our factory in Portugal specialises in crafting casual boots and trainers using their own tried and tested techniques. Having mastered the art of conventional shoemaking, this family focuses on developing new styles and products, by building on their experience and playing around with tradition. The uniqueness of the factory's styles therefore, comes from this fresh approach to the design process: for example, by cutting and stitching the leather upper before dyeing, their shoes take on a relaxed, vintage appearance, for casual wear at its finest.
FEATURING A PRINT OF MUHAMMAD ALI ON THE FRONT, IT IS A PIECE THAT IS SURE TO BE LOVED BY BOXING ENTHUSIASTS WHO ARE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO KNOW THEIR BUTTERFLIES FROM THEIR BEES. A FUN FACT IS THAT THE ENGLISH PHOTOGRAPHER WAS BORN IN ROMFORD, LOCAL TO OUR FILATI STORE! TERENCE PATRICK O'NEILL CBE WAS A BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHER, KNOWN FOR DOCUMENTING THE FASHIONS, STYLES, AND CELEBRITIES OF THE 1960S. O'NEILL'S PHOTOGRAPHS CAPTURE HIS SUBJECTS CANDIDLY OR IN UNCONVENTIONAL SETTINGS. HIS WORK HAS BEEN FEATURED IN NUMEROUS EXHIBITIONS.
ALI TOOK THE WORLD BY STORM. HE WAS A FREEDOM FIGHTER WHO FOUGHT AGAINST RACISM. HE ALSO HAD EXCEPTIONAL CHARISMA AND CHARM. HE WAS AN EXPERT OF SELF-PROMOTION AND KNOWLEDGEABLE ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW TO USE THE MEDIA FOR HIS PURPOSES. MUHAMMAD ALI WAS A BOXER, PHILANTHROPIST AND SOCIAL ACTIVIST WHO IS UNIVERSALLY REGARDED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST ATHLETES OF THE 20TH CENTURY. ALI BECAME AN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST IN 1960 AND THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION IN 1964. IF YOU'RE AN ALI FAN THEN THIS IS THE T-SHIRT FOR YOU AND REMEMBER, A PICTURE SPEAKS A THOUSAND WORDS.
HERE, THE CLASSIC COTTON SILHOUETTE IS ADORNED WITH LEGENDRY SCIENTIST, ALBERT EINSTEIN CONSTRUCTED FROM AN ARIAL IMAGE OF A CROWD. CRAIG ALAN WAS BORN IN 1971 IN SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA. THOUGH ALWAYS DRAWN TO ART, ALAN'S CREATIVITY DID NOT FULLY DEVELOP UNTIL HIS FAMILY TRANSFERRED TO NEW ORLEANS WHILE HE WAS A CHILD. THE VIVACIOUS CULTURE NURTURED ALAN'S CAPACITY FOR DETAILED VISUAL INTERPRETATION.
WITH A RANGE OF COLOURS (AND 30% OFF) JOHN SMEDLEY POLO'S ARE A STAFF FAVOURITE AND I RECOMMEND THEM TIME AND TIME AGAIN. John Smedley mostly uses extra fine Merino fibres. They are so fine and light it is an ideal fibre for year round wear. Even when air is cold or damp, a molecular process called ‘heat of sorption’ releases heat, which can be felt by the garment wearer. All fibres do this, but extra fine Merino does it four times as much as nylon and at least double this for polyester. Synthetic fibres don’t have this ability, which is why they are not as comfortable. Here at Filati, we love to celebrate colour and John Smedley is all about being vibrant. Match with a pair of jeans or tailored trousers and finish off with smart sneakers.
PAUL SMITH IS BRITAIN’S FOREMOST DESIGNER. HE IS RENOWNED FOR HIS CREATIVE AESTHETIC, WHICH COMBINES TRADITION AND MODERNITY.
REAFFIRMING THE VALUES THAT PAUL SET DOWN IN 1970, ‘CLASSIC WITH A TWIST’ REMAINS THE GUIDING PRINCIPLE OF THE COMPANY.
PAUL’S SAYING, THAT 'YOU CAN FIND INSPIRATION IN EVERYTHING’, MEANS THAT REFERENCES ARE ECLECTIC, COMING FROM HIGH ART AND EVERYDAY LIFE. EACH PAUL SMITH DESIGN IS UNDERPINNED BY A DRY BRITISH SENSE OF HUMOUR: QUIRKY BUT NOT FRIVOLOUS, ECCENTRIC BUT NOT SILLY.
HAPPILY POSITIONED BETWEEN HIGH FASHION AND FORMALWEAR, WHILE TAKING REFERENCE FROM BOTH, PAUL SMITH HAS ALWAYS BEEN PROUD TO STAND APART.
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