Good day gentlemen! I am Kazi Atiquzzaman from Melbourne, Australia and it is good to be back with another review. This time I will be talking about a beautiful pair of Herring Henry II in espresso calf and brown suede which I have owned for almost a year now. This two-tone spectator style shoe which is Goodyear welted is handmade by Alfred Sargent of Northampton. It is a brogue with stylish swings to the facings and quarter patterns which gives a bespoke look to the shoes.
The Spectator style first appeared in 19th century and initially made as cricket shoes. In England, it is also known as the co-respondent shoe. The spectator was considered a bit too flamboyant for English gentleman up until the 1930s. In the US, they were more popular amongst the musicians and gangsters during 1920s and 1930s.
Herring Henry is considered as a casual style and therefore it is suitable for weekend outfits or casual Fridays when paired with odd jackets and trousers. These pairs are anything but boring and adding them to your closet is a great way to amplify your personal style. The two-tone brogues will elevate your overall outfit and perfect for men who admire the glorious Jazz era and prefers a vintage aesthetic with a lot of history behind it.
Herring Henry two-tone brogues are a unique reimagining of the spectator shoe. The espresso calf leather is contrasted by brown suede that gives the shoe a distinct look. The spectators are usually considered as summer shoes, but the darker colors of Herring Henry two-tone brogues stretched this shoe’s utility to year-round territory. I suggest that if you have a lot of confidence, you would be well served by owning a spectator, especially this one.
Herring offers a rich variety of spectator shoes and their friendly team is always there to guide you if you need any assistance. Currently Herring is running a sale, and this is the best time to invest on a quality pair or two which will last a lifetime with proper care.
Good day gentlemen! My name is Kazi Atiquzzaman, a menswear enthusiasts living is Melbourne, Australia. Even though I work in IT for a living, men’s style has always been a part of me. I admire 1920-1970s sartorial style including vintage and workwear.
The monk shoes design is inspired from Middle Ages monk-strap sandals with no lacing and instead substituted with one or more buckles and straps. It was first introduced in the 15th century in different parts of Europe and since then this style has evolved to be one of the great classic masterpieces in the genre of shoes. The modern version of Monk Shoes is introduced in today’s world as something you can wear with both formal and informal attire. Most often the monk strap shoe is classified between an oxford and a derby style.
Today, I will be reviewing a pair of timeless Herring Attlee shoes which are handmade in Northampton, England. Herring Attlee is a stylish double monk-strap shoe which can be considered by many fashion experts to be one of the most versatile and elegant dress shoes that a man can add to his wardrobe. The sophisticated yet restrained design gives these shoes a truly unique look compared to any other dress shoe. As Attlee can be considered slightly more casual than oxford, therefore it can really go well with suit separates or sport jackets.
The Attlee model features a solid black finish with striking silver buckles, and a cap toe that draws viewers into the rest of the shoes. They are made of 100% pure calf leather with Goodyear welted sole and are perfectly designed for everyday life. The dual monk strap is very comfortable and blends seamlessly, providing a classical look that can only be achieved with quality shoemakers like Herring. The tasteful stitching around the buckle further improves the design and create a very aesthetically pleasing piece of footwear that is an absolute joy to wear. The silver buckle is also equally functional and stylish and pulls the shoe together pleasantly.
I just received these beautiful shoes a couple of days back and thanks to the Herring team for delivering them so quickly. It is currently winter in Melbourne and slowly shops and marketplaces are re-opening after many weeks of COVID-19 restrictions. So, I decided to take my new Attlee for a spin. I always like to incorporate sprezzatura into my style and the Attlee can only complement the overall look I was trying to achieve.
Herring have a fantastic range of shoe styles to suit all budgets, but if you are searching for double-buckled shoes in particular see this link to view their offerings.