Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Go West young man, it will be worth it





HAVING already informed the world that women check out men’s shoes to see if they are attracted to them, Jeffrey West, the Northampton based

shoe designer appears to be trying to outshine the female of the species in a peacocking new range of shoes that, well simple stand out from any crowd.

Starting off form the adage that you don’t buy JW shoes, you join a cult, the Owen Bordo shoe is the new cult leader.

A two eyelet lace up shoe, that comes in the richest blood colouring, which battles with the leather producing a stunning contoured shine, balanced against the dark panels created by the colouring of the leather.

The brogue-esque flourish on the front, heal and lace eyelet detail is a wee bit special.

Goodyear welted sole, leather lined inner and carved leather heel make this pointed front shoe give off styling of the monkstrap style shoe, this shoe, which is highly durable and can easily be described as an investment, will literally take your breath away with its individuality.

The shoe is also available in natural, and this allows the detailing to really stand out, for those with an eye to that angle of things.

The Gibson black brogue has three diamond punched eyelets, the same cutaway arch sole as the high heel block and thinned Quarter raise this shoe to a natural elevational point, almost distinguished in its look.

This is a classic brogue, not full, but has further detailing than the OB.

Hand stitched, this leather upper and leather inner shoe, also sports Goodyear welted soles. It also comes in purple, for the more flamboyant among you.

A more standard sole on the Gibson is a complete contrast to the OB, I am not going to say anything as something this wonderful, always needs to be discovered by yourself, so check out the sole design if you get a chance, it is well simple Jeffrey West.

The old Stella Artois advert catch line rings true with JW shoes, reassuringly expensive.

Join the cult now.