Heritage is what Clarks does best and for autumn 11 the menswear offer features archive pieces. Workwear is a huge look with two-tone shine brogue boots and prairie boots ticking the boxes in terms of men’s footwear trends, along with the archetypal desert boot in the Clarks Originals range. Other highlights include coloured soles against suede uppers and beaten leathers on Chelsea boots.
In addition to the distressed leather, high-shine ankle boots in soft leathers are another key trend for autumn 11. Brogues are served up in a less formal interpretation as dulled leathers create an aged appearance.
Chestnut browns, olives and stone suedes set off the autumnal palette.
- Chestnut two-tone shine brown brogue boot
- Olive suede workwear boot
- Leather and canvas panel boot with hiking detail
Right for the market?
The heritage trend that is so key for the footwear market at the moment plays into Clarks’ hands, meaning the retailer’s traditional male shopper will recognise the range, albeit with a more modern approach to signature archive styles.
The contrasting details on workwear boots with canvas and leather make for the most trend-led style, but there is a healthy quota of performance-led options with Gore-Tex linings adding a technical element.