Last year I wrote about a new brand – Ted & Muffy – and you guys LOVED them. Well, just for you, I’m back to wax lyrical about their AW16 collection. And if you’re new to En Brogue and don’t know about them already, you really should, so read on…
Ted & Muffy is a British brand based in Somerset. They make gloriously comfortable shoes that have a strong focus on practicality….but I’ll come to that later because the first thing you’ll notice about these shoes is that they LOOK great. What I love about this brand is that it doesn’t sacrifice the style factor in order to get a good fit and incorporate those grippy soles (very important for winter!). You’d choose these shoes for the design first; the fact that you get all the other stuff as well is just a massive bonus. Brilliant.
‘Studio’ loafers, £120, tedandmuffy.com
The four styles I’ve tried for this season are all very different. First off, the stand out statement shoes: the ‘Studio’ loafers. The pair I’m wearing are blush leather, but they also come in black, silver and bronze. Loafers are huge news for this season, and these are the nicest I’ve tried on all year. They’re an absolute joy to wear, and that snazzy metallic finish is perfect for party season. They’d look great with a pleated skirt or an LBD, but I just love them with some slightly frayed jeans. I know many of you will be pleased to hear that one of the bonuses of Ted & Muffy is that their shoes are available in different widths; these come in narrow, standard or wide, as do all styles. If you’re not sure what fit will work best for you, head to the fit guide section of the website for plenty of top tips. They also have a mega comfy rubber sole, so no need to worry about slipping over on the dance floor at the work Christmas do.
‘Nimbus’ trainers, £120, tedandmuffy.com
Next, it’s the ‘Nimbus’ trainers. OK, so you thought you’d seen all the options for white trainers? Wrong. These are so cool! They have an almond shaped toe (so elegant!) and a moc croc finish on the leather. If you’re looking for party trainers, these are the ones for you, as they looked great with the dresses I tried them on with, as well as the tailored trousers you see here. One other thing I really need to point out about Ted & Muffy is the quality – these are sturdy but soft and supple and just feel lovely to the touch.
‘Jive’ lace-ups, £110, tedandmuffy.com
You might notice a theme here (it’s nearly party season, guys!), and here’s another pair of proper snazzy shoes, the ‘Jive’ lace ups. I’m wearing them in khaki ‘caviar’ (it really does look at bit like caviar!) but they also come in black caviar. The elongated pointed toe gives a really smart finish and is much more chic and feminine that something more rounded. The ideal partner for a trouser suit, even if you’re not into a tartan one like I am (yes, I have the matching jacket).
‘Paintbox’ boots, £275, tedandmuffy.com
Finally, I’ve gone for a tall boot – ‘Paintbox’ in chestnut – because another great feature of Ted & Muffy is that the width fittings extend to calf fittings for boots. I know, genius! The fit guide is the place to go to see which size you need, but I know this will be music to many people’s ears because really, whoever thought that everyone had the same sized calfs?! Personally, I struggle to find tall boots that don’t look like oversized wellies because my legs are very skinny below the knee, so this completely alleviates that issue. There is a huge selection of boots, so there should be something you love AND it should fit perfectly!
This post was in association with Ted & Muffy