There are many sadnesses to be found in the turning seasons, especially in the loss of summer. It’s difficult to let go of the heat and the long, light evenings but consider what we gain: the use of a duvet again, our favourite coats back, and the reintroduction of premium leather and suede. Few brands embody our excitement like Sons of London whose Autumn/Winter 2019 collection just hit the OPUMO pages. Handmade in Italy, Sons of London footwear caters to the days when you want a little more sophistication in your outfit. Here are our top picks from the new collection.
Sons of London loafers
The Sixth Son tassel loafers are the ideal wardrobe staple thanks to their versatility, exuding effortless Italian appeal. These loafers will be sure to elevate an outfit, be it a suit or more casual chinos. Handcrafted from fine full-grain Italian Lama leather in a tan colourway, the style comes complete with leather lining and a hard-wearing sole.
When it comes to loafers, opting for a classic penny loafer is a safe bet. Exhibiting no excess details, it’s a shoe that’s easily styled with a range of looks. To add an extra level of character, we’re wearing this silhouette in a laid-back deep navy hue.
Sons of London boots
The Eighth Son derby boot is a truly timeless design, taking cues from workwear styles of the 20th century. Boasting significant durability, the full leather midsole sits atop the commando rubber outer sole which means you needn’t fear any terrain or weather. The uppers of The Eighth Son boots are constructed from luxuriously soft hand-antiqued Italian cowhide which will age stylishly with wear.
Sons of LondonDark Bown The Fourth Son Chelsea Boots£220
Sons of LondonTan The Sixth Son Tassel Loafers£220
Sons of LondonNavy The Seventh Son Penny Loafers£220
Sons of LondonBlack The Eighth Son Derby Boots£240
Sons of LondonBlack The Fourth Son Chelsea Boots£220
Sons of LondonTobacco The Fourth Son Chelsea Boots£220
Sons of LondonBrown The Third Son Double Monkstrap Shoes£195
The classic Chelsea boot is a formidable weapon to have in your sartorial arsenal. The staple silhouette features elastic side panels and a full leather lining and sole. Whether you’re looking to add flair to your tailoring or smarten up a pair of jeans, opt for The Fourth Son. Sons of London always aims to modernise classic styles without changing the traditional charm, in this case the sole boasts an injected rubber grip for added durability and comfort.
Another Chelsea boot can’t hurt, right? While it’s the same silhouette, the suede version is crafted using Sons of London’s exclusive rich suede which is specially treated to give water-resistant properties that won’t brush off like ordinary protectant sprays.
So, that should be your whole Autumn/Winter footwear rotation sorted then, but remember that Sons of London shoes run large so order a whole size smaller than your usual size.