Rediscovering: Clae

Years and years ago, in an attempt to wean him off his Nike Air Max addiction, I bought Mr Brogue a pair of high tops from a brand called Clae which I found in Size? on Carnaby Street. And it worked: shortly after that point he started mixing it up by wearing Clarks desert boots again, and a few years later he got heavily in Grenson. I’ve got nothing against Nike Air Max but you know, variety is the spice of life.

En Brogue wearing Clae

Anyway, I had never thought of Clae for myself but this week I discovered that they do some lovely styles for women. Admittedly, not all of their styles go down to smaller sizes, but I’m rather taken with this pair in a shade of, you guessed it, Millennial pink! Or pickled ginger, as you know I prefer to call it. You can see the full collection at clay.eu.

Also, while we are on the subject of Size?, I’ve heard some exciting news about the store which I will be able to share with you soon!

3 of the best…striped shoes

Not that I’m saying you can’t be jaunty in the winter, but as the end of the summer draws near I’m increasingly feeling the need to wear colour on my feet before it turns cold. I even painted my toenails bright yellow yesterday which I have to say, I’m still not sure about. These striped shoes though? I’m into it.

Clockwise from top: Gia slip-on loafers, £108 (freepeople.com); striped mules, £49.99 (zara.com); striped point toe flats, £168 (jcrew.com)

Big buckles from AGS

Ancient Greek Sandals big buckle

This week saw the launch of Ancient Greek Sandals’ exclusive ‘big buckles’ collection with Matches. As the name suggests, the sandals feature a sized up version of the classic AGS winged buckle on the Panacea (toe post), Iaso (double strap) and Aglaia (single strap) styles. Available in shades of silver, gold, white, pink, red, black and navy, from £105 (matchesfashion.com)

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