6 April 2011

Clarks Ashcott.

Hanon shop have once again collaborated with footwear masters Clarks for round two of the Ashcott model after last years edition - a classic silhouette from the Clarks archive. Named after a small town in Somerset, the Ashcott was first introduced in 1976 and has retained a cult following ever since, just like it's trendy siblings the Wallabee, Desert Boot and D-trek. It's that timeless, classic style which always does it for me, a simple one piece upper atop of that all important crepe sole, this time with more modern colourful distinctions and different coloured laces, leather hang tags and subtle branding. To the spotters, the Ashcott will be familiar as a style manufactured until recently by Padmore and Barnes of Ireland. Discontinued from the Clarks line, production was continued by Padmore, until the company ceased trading around 2003. This version comes with a premium upper application of suedes and leathers by renowned tanner CF Stead. Perfect for pounding the cobbles or strutting on sand over the coming months. Available this Saturday from Hanon.

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