John Lobb and Paul Smith Team Up on Colorful Footwear

John Lobb’s classic leather shoes are getting a splash of color this fall, thanks to British fashion designer Paul Smith, who is infusing his signature lively style in a special-edition collection that is in select stores in September. The two brands collaborated on three special-edition shoes that are dyed in green, blue, purple, and gray, reminiscent of Paul Smith’s playful garments.

The Westbourne ($1,295), for instance—Lobb’s classic leather oxford shoe with a punched toe—has been dyed in layers to create gradual variations in tone; the grain was then compressed to produce a rich, glossy finish. Both the Westbourne and the Willoughby ($1,275)—a classic derby-style colorful cashmere suede—are fitted with shoe trees that have been stained and waxed to complement the leathers. The special-edition set also includes a flexible, lightweight loafer in full-grained suede called the Lucca ($685), which can be worn both indoors and outdoors. (www.johnlobb.com, www.paulsmith.co.uk)

The new store offers the brand’s complete collection of men’s and women’s fine leather goods...
Photo by Marcus Tondo
Looser, retro-inspired suits from these top fashion houses combine comfort and class…
Photo by Augusto Buzzeo
The collection exemplifies his commitment to traditional Italian craftsmanship...
Photograph by Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
Gray was the freshest color on the spring-collection runways in Paris...
Photography by Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
The balmy, volcanic shores of Southern Italy have inspired a new men’s fragrance, Bulgari Aqua...
Photograph by Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
The tried-and-true boat shoe is proving to be irresistible to designers...
Photograph by Dean Isidro, Styling by Christopher Campbell
Every wardrobe needs a spring awakening...
The California brand brings its high-end eyewear to New York…
The French luggage manufacturer Delsey has partnered with one of France’s most recognizable names...
The Italian tailoring house debuts the Alton suit for spring...