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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 11:48

Label To Know McCaffrey

McCaffrey cycle safety shoes MR PORTER

Annoyingly, when practicality rears its head, design is often compromised. But not this time. I first noticed the ‘McCaffrey’ brand, very recently, in Paris at the men’s trade shows. What looked like a selection of beautifully made shoes was quickly shown to offer an extra, simple and effective detail for cyclists. 

McCaffrey Robert cycle safety men's shoes MR PORTER

At the back of each shoe is a reflective tab you can simply flip up when on your bike. It would even work when worn as a pedestrian during the darker evenings. 

Left & Right - McCaffrey - Suede Derby Shoes - £370 from MRPORTER.COM

Founded by Robert McCaffrey, and available exclusively at MRPORTER.COM, the concept arose on Robert’s first day as a design lecturer at Glasgow School of Art. His formal shoes were unsuitable for even the short journey by bicycle so development began on enhancing traditional shoes to become suitable for city cycling.

Robert's background includes roles as Design Chief for Belgian fashion designer Dirk Bikkembergs and senior footwear consultant for LVMH and Adidas Y-3.

McCaffrey Robert cycle safety men's shoes MR PORTER blue slip on

McCaffrey footwear combines technical innovation with world-class craftsmanship - they are made in Portugal, near Porto, in the historic shoe making district, by a 3-generation, family run company - to provide performance and elegance for today’s smart city traveller. Said to be inspired by today’s zeitgeist movement of ‘active-travel’ which encourages walking and cycling, McCaffrey has developed and patented an exclusive range of features for pavement and pedal.

McCaffrey Robert cycle safety men's shoes MR PORTER

Left - McCaffrey - Leather-Panelled Suede Slip-On Sneakers - £275 from MRPORTER.COM

Right - McCaffrey - Leather Boots - £440 from MRPORTER.COM

Anti-slip soles and handy side zips increase their practicality and showcase Robert’s 20 years’ design experience in the fashion, luxury and sports industries.

It's not often safety looks this good. I don’t even own a bike and I want these. 

Published in Labels To Know
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 09:37

Buyer's Guide AW16 MATCHESFASHION.COM

Damien Paul, Head of Menswear, MATCHESFASHION.COM

grey trainers Y3 adidas "This unique and ground-breaking collaboration between Yohji Yamamoto and adidas has now been running for over a decade, and the product continues to resonate well for our customers. My favourite style for this autumn is the 'Qasa' high top trainer – the detail is minimal and subtle and these will work well with a cropped trouser and sweatshirt".

Y3 - Qasa High-Top Trainers - £260 Buy Now 

jacket OAMC AW16 matchesfashion.com"OAMC stands for Over All Master Cloth and is new to MATCHESFASHION.COM this season. The collection encompasses the sweet spot between contemporary and sportswear influence and is lifted by a refined finish and attention to detail. I like this navy sweatshirt as it is has a slim silhouette which can work well when worn with smarter trousers, and it is elevated with a detachable feather charm".

OAMC - Feather Charm Crew Neck Sweatshirt - £225 Buy Now 

 

 

 

 

  

malle weekend bag the chic geek"Another new label for us, Malle is London based and began with the intention of creating superior, British made motorcycle luggage. The collection has now evolved and this pannier shoulder bag is absolutely functional, and is very masculine. In oiled canvas with black bridle leather trim I like that the roll-top closure allows you to expand the size of the bag as you require".

Malle - 'Jack' Cotton Canvas Pannier Shoulder Bag - £430 Buy Now

trousers marni navy pleated"Italian design house Marni often deals in unexpected proportions and off-kilter silhouettes, which I personally love. These trousers are more refined, and whilst they are cropped, they have a classic, straight cut, with a single pleat at the front. In navy wool-twill they are what I call and investment purchase as they will work both on and off-duty, and will add elegance even to low key weekend dressing".

Marni - Single Pleat Wool-Twill Trousers - £505 Buy Now

"Exclusive to MATCHESFASHION.COM Raey has very subtle, cool handwriting – the sort of pieces that slot into any man’s wardrobe and become firm favourites… I like this oversized bomber for autumn as it nods to sportswear but is in Prince of Wales check, one of the most traditional fabrications in English heritage".

Raey - 1970s Zip Through Houndstooth Checked Jacket £495 Buy Now

prince of wales checked jacket raey

Published in Buyer's Guides
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 09:42

#OOTD 40 - #StreetGEEK - 2/4

The Chic Geek street style menswearYou know how it is? You're just chilling in your £500 trainers, kicking back on a lump of concrete looking cool. Life is good.

TheChicGeek is doing luxury sportswear with a zingy injection orange thanks to adidas' Y3 collection and the skeletal Rick Owens X adidas trainers.

Check out his first #StreetGEEK look here

Credits - T-Shirt - Y3, Jacket - Y3, Trousers - Y3, Backpack - Eastpak, Socks - Polo Ralph Lauren, Trainers - Rick Owens X adidas, Watch - Briston, Coloured Trainers - Burberry Prorsum from MatchesFashion.com, Fragrance - Thierry Mugler A*Men Ultra Zest

Shot by Robin Forster on #OlympusPEN

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Published in Outfit of the Day
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 09:57

#OOTD 41 - #StreetGEEK 3/4

the chic geek menswear sportswear christopher kaneThey say you can read some people like a book, well, wearing Christopher Kane's #SS15 book-leaf sweatshirt, it's literally the case.

TheChicGeek has gone for clean white sneaks and matching sweatshirt in this streetwear look amongst the grime of Factory Lane. Always one to standout, TheChicGeek's monochrome look with flashes of ginger is perfect streetwear, just don't lean against the fence!

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Credits - Sweatshirt - Christopher Kane from MatchesFashion.com, White T-Shirt - Porsche Design X adidas, Joggers - Majestic Athletic, Belt - Y3, Trainers - Raf Simons X adidas, Watch - Briston.

Shot by Robin Forster on #OlympusPEN

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Published in Outfit of the Day
Sunday, 17 May 2015 14:31

#OOTD 42 - #StreetGEEK 4/4

street geek style adidas the chic geekTheChicGeek finishes off his series of #StreetGEEK images - see all the others here - with a final skate along the Bridle Path. In classic adidas three-stripe and a Lacoste L.12.12 polo, TheChicGeek is testament to the fact that no matter how run down the location you'd should always dress to be noticed. Skate on!

#StreetGEEK

Credits - Light Blue Tracksuit Top - adidas, Blue/Yellow Tracksuit Top - adidas Y3, Polo Shirt - Lacoste, Rucksack - Porsche Design X adidas, Joggers - The White Briefs from MatchesFashion.com, Cap - Starter, Socks - Polo Ralph Lauren, Trainers - adidas

Shot by Robin Forster on #OlympusPEN

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