Brand Snapshot | Duke & Dexter

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, trends, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, British footwear designers, and Walpole 2017 Brand of Tomorrow, Duke & Dexter’s super stylish Summer loafers.

Duke & Dexter is a British born footwear label, specialising in premium loafers for those who appreciate modern, functional and spirited apparel. Designed in London and handcrafted in England, they choose to innovate the conventional whilst working off traditional styles, through offering an array of colours, textures, prints and motifs, while never faltering on exceptional comfort to accommodate a contemporary lifestyle.

For Summer, Duke & Dexter are launching two new designs. Fashioned in an exaggerated animal print, the Leopard collection combines an old school pattern with a bold design and is perfect way to inject vibrancy into your look. Finished with a breathable leather lining for comfort and durable wear, it’s a statement piece for those with confident style. With a canvas upper, Italian leather lining and signature deep peaks these loafers are, like all D & D shoes, handmade in England and are in-store and online from July 31st.

Wanting to support the masterful techniques dedicated to British craftsmanship, each Duke & Dexter shoe is handmade in Sheffield, England. They believe that on top of exceptional quality, there is a unique charm and authenticity that comes from traditionally handcrafted products.

Over 80 years old, the family run factory prides itself on combining deep-rooted skills with precision and care, to ensure all products are crafted to the highest standard. Materials are carefully sourced and selected of the finest quality, using a rich array of fabrics from canvas and linen to leather and suede. As a global brand, inspiration for their colours, patterns and motifs come from all around the world.

Durability and comfort remain at the brand’s core, and the padded inner lining and compounded sole lend themselves to a contemporary lifestyle. The attention given to each shoe at every step of the process is apparent in the finished product, which is then complemented with a ‘Handmade in England’ on the sole as stamp of authenticity.

Duke & Dexter were also selected for Walpole’s 2017 Brands of Tomorrow programme, which develops and nurtures emerging luxury brands through a 12-month programme of networking and mentorship.

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