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GABOR Chateau 20/10/2016

Rock Reptile with Grey Croc Shoes

Forget crocodile blues, this season we’re snapping up grey croc print like it’s going out of fashion (it’s doing the exact opposite, by the way). Reminiscent of the bold style of the Sixties and Seventies, this daring yet classic print is making a comeback. On the catwalks, John Galliano’s creative collection for Maison Margiela AW16 saw over-sized faux croc belts,trims and accessories throughout, including the highly ostentatious trademark Galliano platform boots in a duo-toned mock croc print. At Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton uses glossy mock croc to toughen up the... Read More

BlackEdit-KendraSienna-1200x627 07/10/2016

Is Black the New Black?

The late Steve Jobs wore a simple, personal ‘uniform’ every day. The logic behind this was to reduce the number of daily decisions he had to make through one singular sartorial stroke. In a world that demands our instant opinion, quick response and work/life juggle, the Apple visionary’s streamlining rationale makes sense. While our weekend wear may be more technicolour than Joseph – plus dreamcoat – we can see why there are people who streamline their wardrobes into a 99% black affair for work. It’s really flattering. It’s pretty much impossible to stain it (and if... Read More

Hispanitas-Red-Ankle-Boots 05/10/2016

5 Reasons to Celebrate Autumn

Autumn has well and truly arrived and we’re pretty excited! If you’re mourning the end of summer, it’s time instead to warm yourself with joyous clichés of the new season . Roll neck jumpers, full bodied reds, open fires, heritage fabrics, matching knitwear, crunchy leaves, snuggling under piles of blankets, fur-lined boots that feel soft through your socks, opulent velvets that would give Henry IV a run for his money and a sudden abundance of leaping Labradors… and that’s just to name a few! But if we had to come up with... Read More

IMG_6430-size 04/10/2016

Revel in Red Shoes

Crimson. Ruby. Claret. Burgundy. Scarlet. Whatever the shade, red is always sophisticated, classy and eye-catching. Why? Well because it’s a classic. The primary colour has adorned our shop windows and high streets for hundreds of years and will continue to for years to come. And there is no exception in the shoe industry! Red is Everywhere! If you look closely, the colour is present in all walks of life. The classic red lip has been a staple for all makeup lovers for years, so much so that women during the... Read More

IMG_6353 30/09/2016

The Best Business Casual Shoes for Men

Just what is business-casual anyway? Business-casual. The chances are that if you’re working in any sort of office environment, you’ve been greeted with this horribly vague term, or maybe its twin, ‘smart-casual’. Where does it come from? The business-casual buzzword has risen to prominence due to the promotion of relaxed, friendly and calm work environments. If you plan on working anywhere near the financial sector then it’s also a term you’ll likely never encounter; your specific concerns will now revolve around navy pinstriped suits and black Oxford shoes. But for... Read More

Gabor-Zodiac-Womens-Brown-Chelsea-Boots 27/09/2016

The boots that work for everyone

From rock ‘n’ roll royalty to, well, actual royalty, the Chelsea boot has a whole lot of history in reigning our wardrobes. Chelsea boots have been around for a while—since the Victorian era, to be exact. But that doesn’t mean they look tired. Designed as easy-to-remove riding boots by Queen Victoria’s shoemaker J Sparkes-Hall, they’ve since been adopted by icons from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones to Rhianna, Alexa Chung and Kanye – a rather regal lineage that concludes in the Chelsea boot being undeniably, unequivocally cool. This history in... Read More

CLASSIC_MINI_CHE-05 27/09/2016

5 things you need to know about new UGG boots

There’s something genuinely devastating – in a way that’s absent from the denouement of other seasons – about the end of summer. You suddenly find yourself lamenting all the festivals you didn’t go to, the aperol drenched nights you ended too early, the beaded anklets you never wore. And yet Autumn is the time of year when there’s so much to look forward to. The ease of pulling on a bulky roll neck sweater on a chilly morning. A warming glass of red wine in a country pub with a... Read More

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Colour Run for Teesside Hospice!

We did it! It may have started out as a grey day, but Middlesbrough was a cloud of colour on Sunday as the Teesside Hospice 5K Colour Run took place in Stewart Park. As Charles Clinkard were the official sponsors of the event, we sent a team of our finest athletes to take part too!  Amongst the team was John Butterfield, 47, who lost his brother David to cancer recently and was determined to raise as much money as possible for the charity. “The care at the hospice was exceptional and... Read More

mark-beaumont 16/09/2016

Look, Live, Explore – Get Active in Glasgow

It’s European Mobility Week, supporting smart and sustainable mobility throughout Europe. In Glasgow, this means a weekend of celebrations, with Byres Road (where our Glasgow shoe shop is situated) hosting a number of activities to get you inspired to Look, Live, Explore – Get Active! The 2-day event is being hosted by Visit West End,  and including stunt cyclists, bike try outs, walking tours and much more. British cyclist, adventurer, broadcaster, documentary maker and author Mark Beaumont will also be attending the event to talk about his life as an active traveller, including a... Read More

Ankle-Boots-AW16 14/09/2016

The search for the perfect ankle boots

Misty mornings and a russet tinge to the trees tell us it’s the time of year to check our boots for signs of wear and tear. We’d like to talk about ankle boots in particular. An item previously free of fashion connotations – beyond the biker being used to add ‘edge’ to an otherwise feminine frock – ankle boots were our autumn go-to because of their resolute practicality (not to mention they were conceived to disappear under trousers anyway). In spring, we’d pack away our boots and swap into shoes,... Read More

Fiorelli-Mia-Purple-Tote-Bag 08/09/2016

Meet the handbag for you

A morning of meetings, an afternoon with the kids followed by evening drinks? Your ever-faithful handbag will see you from dawn until dusk. Some things in fashion are worth the investment: a classic white shirt, a form-flattering black dress and a pair of immaculately fitting jeans, for example. We’d also add a dependable handbag to that list. When your day starts with the school run and doesn’t end until you’ve been to the PTA meeting, done a day’s work, put the kids to bed and returned from drinks with friends, you... Read More

IMG_4404 02/09/2016

Style Heroes: Military Boots

Attennn-tion! If you’re setting your sights on the new season, it’s time to toughen up your look. It’s no secret that fashion trends tend to recycle themselves, and the nineties have been make their presence known in the twenty-teens for the last few seasons. And for the Autumn/Winter 16 tour, a resurgence of military style is set to be your new uniform. Say what you like about soldiers, they know just how to look sharp. The military influence may not be new, but it’s moved on from a fashion fad... Read More