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Harrods is a luxury brand department store in the Royal Borough of Kensington, Chelsea, and London. It was founded by Charles Henry Harrod in 1834. With the wonders of the web, at harrods.com, you can now browse through accessories for men, women, and children, as well as beauty products, housewares, and gifts, even if you are nowhere near the U.K.
Today, we will be taking a look at the men’s trainer high tops at Harrods. The high to sneaker has grown from being an athletic shoe to being a casual fashion statement. High top sneakers have even made their way to the red carpet, as a diversion from the typical oxford or lace-up.
At Harrods, you can find luxury shoe designers such as Alexander McQueen, Giuseppe Zanotti, Saint Laurent, and Lanvin. Leaning toward the high end of the price range is the Python High Top Trainers by Lanvin. The reptilian style shoe has a calf skin lining, white rubber sole, and a matte 100% python skin upper that is made in Italy and priced at 1,050.00 Euros.
Next, is the Paisley High Top Trainers by Giuseppe Zanotti that are done in a red paisley printed leather that has a side zipper and is trimmed in black leather. These are a little more affordable at 435.00 Euros and if the red and black combo is a little loud for you, they also come in a tone-on-tone black style.
In keeping with the trend of texture that has translated into shoes, as well as into clothing this year, you will find the Dexter High Top Trainer from Kurt Geiger in London. The black leather upper has been molded to form all over peaks that give these shoes an edgy, “rock and roll” type look. At 140.00 Euros, you would be right on trend, but still have the comfort of its luxury style.
Last, but not least, is a high top brand that is very well known in the US: Vans. With the price tag of 52.95 Euros, however, you are trading in the leather upper for canvas, but in the red and the black this high top shoe is still a really versatile shoe.
While I was looking at the up and coming trends for Fall 2013, I noticed the theme of leather in men’s jewelry, as well as men’s fashion. It was particularly prominent in the bracelet category. There were several designers that have taken the “earthiness” of great leather and paired it with metals, producing a mixed media style that has appeal to lovers of both kinds of material. What makes a bracelet special, and different than the Tag Heuer watches’ and other fancy watches’ bands, is this allowance for mixing styles without the possibility of clashing with a face.
Now that summer has at long last arrived, you would think that it was finally time to dig out our seasonal clobber and invest in some new staple pieces to see us through the heated weather. However, instead of wearing funky patterns and colour-popping shades this season, it seems that some men are choosing to go back to basics by wearing classic black.
Let’s be honest, black has never faded too far away from the limelight due to its flattering qualities and versatility. However following the recent heat wave, you would think black would be the last shade people would be reaching for when making up their daily ensemble. With the likes of prestigious fashion designers including Rick Owens and Lanvin allowing black to dominate their spring/summer 2013 collections, it seems the summer trend is walking off the catwalk and onto the high street for a number of fashion enthusiasts to follow suit.