Since their creation in 1963, Henri Lloyd have been responsible for pioneering the wonder material of the 1960s, Bri-Nylon, the first non-corrosive zip made of nylon, the introduction of a Velcro closure in waterproof garments and the hand taping of seams as an alternative to varnishing for waterproof integrity and strength. They are now continuing their success by branching out with a more contemporary approach to their new AW10 Collection, with fresh branding and a particular focus on the latest shapes, colour palettes and sourcing the highest quality European leathers and finishes.
Henri Lloyd may be best known as a British Sailing Heritage brand, but their new ‘Country Gent’ boot for AW10 is a contemporary twist for this traditional brand. We’ve seen the vintage lace-up boot make a massive comeback over the last year, with the likes of AllSaints, French Connection, Topman, River Island and Asos all featuring the tapered drop crotch carrot fit or arc fit jeans with either a leather derby or military boot.
Heritage is a key theme for the AW10 season and these hand crafted derby boots are individually burnished to create a distinctive vintage look to the full grain leather. The Charlebury boot is a modern take on the classic derby boot style makes use of high quality resin ‘oiled’ canvas, sourced from Italian Mills, while the lining is the original brushed cotton Henri Lloyd check fabric.
Check out the Charlebury boots in more detail below.
If you like what you see and are willing to pay £140, head over to their website or their flagship store on Carnaby Street, London.