Frank Wright was established in a small workshop in Kettering, Northamptonshire, in 1885 and originally made peg-sole boots for the British Armed Forces. Over the following decades the brand continued to innovate and heavily influence London style, forming a major part of the Carnaby Street and terrace scene throughout the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.
Today Frank Wright continues to pull on its rich history, creating trend-led shoes and boots with a distinct heritage feel.
The innovation that has been at the heart and soul of Frank Wright for well for over a century remains a core focus for SS17. The latest collection is a medley of wearable styles that will provide a handsome foundation for any on- or off-duty look.
By combining interesting materials such as burnished leathers, oxides and crepe with fresh silhouettes, the brand has achieved in turning out classic shoes with a contemporary twist, alongside lightweight options ideal for the summer months; all inspired by Frank Wright archive styles.
As always, Frank Wright prides itself on attention to detail, with recognisable yet subtle finishing touches present on every shoe. These include the classic Frank Wright orange and grey tabs, stud details as well as branding on the outsole.
Check out our top picks from the Frank Wright spring/summer 2017 collection below.
Typifying Frank Wright’s approach of updating classic styles, the Vogts Chelsea Boots offer a modern take on the traditional stompers popularised by mods in the 1960s. The elasticated side inserts and cushioned sole ensure day-long comfort, while the crackled suede uppers and low-profile silhouette make them perfect for pairing with denim.
A clever solution for the stylish man about town, these leather brogues sit on top of a modern wedge cleated sole that not only gives them a sporty edge over more formal styles, but also provides contrast against the deep black leather uppers.
Originally created to be worn by British military forces; today, desert boots are the perfect way to ground weekend looks. This tobacco brown pair is cut from supple suede that will mould to the contours of the foot over time while the sturdy one-piece sole unit will continue to offer support for years to come.
Suede Derbies are among the most versatile shoes a man can have in his rotation. Easy to dress up or down, the classic profile and solid colour of Frank Wright’s Tom model make them a faultless choice to wear with everything from tailored chinos to lightweight suiting.
Holiday footwear should be equal parts stylish and practical. Perfect for off-duty days in the sun, these sand slip-on shoes are crafted from breathable punched suede and sit on top of a cushioned rubber sole for maximum comfort and ventilation. Meanwhile, the subtle orange accents ensure there’ll be nothing else like them at the beach bar.
Shop the full spring/summer 2017 footwear collection now at frankwrightshoes.com.
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