Every well dressed gent worth his silk pocket square has a pair of Church’s in his closet. And unfortunately, thank to the coronavirus lockdown, that’s likely where they’ve stayed for the last few months. It’s sad to think of, really. All those finely made Oxfords and loafers lying unworn. Those newly polished monk straps and brogues going unloved. But such is the nature of the work-from-home wardrobe.
There will, of course, come a time when we return to the office and our fine leather shoes can step back out into the sun. And what a day it will be. But, until then, allow us to introduce you to the Dalton – the newest sneaker collection to be launched by Church’s.
Inspired by classic running shoes of the 1980s, the Dalton follows in the footsteps of its popular predecessors, the Boland and CH873 sneakers, offering all the quality and fine craftsmanship Church’s is known for in a more casual package.
And what a package it is. With a sleek low profile, ridged rubber sole, raised toe box and panelled design, the Dalton will have you living out all your retro tennis star fantasies (it’s okay – short shorts are in this season). Its suede and gabardine uppers are available in a range of colours. Choose from a white or beige base accented with a choice of black, navy, orange or red contrasting panels – it truly is the shoe your shorts have been waiting for.
And if you like what you see, why not round out your collection with the Dalton’s sibling sneakers? Both the Boland and CH837 are available in new colourways for spring/summer ’20. How about the classic lace-up Boland in stone suede or navy leather? Or perhaps you fancy the retro style CH873 – now offered in tonal brown and multi-coloured blue, grey and yellow options for the more fashion forward.
Of course, for those with one eye on the return to the office, there’s many investment worthy pieces in Church’s SS20 collection that you’ll be wearing for years to come. Your warm weather business casual look wouldn’t be complete without a pair of tassel loafers and Church’s suede Danby designs – in navy, ebony and sigar brown – are just the thing. Elsewhere the Dingley Oxford in vintage calf leather is the ultimate trans-seasonal shoe. Minimalist in design, choose the classic black and you’ll be able to show them off no matter when you finally return to your desk.