When I recently went through my wardrobe, I realised that I own a considerable number of grey clothes, namely overcoats, blazers, knitwear and shirts. As I am always open to the possibility of wearing accessories in original colours or patterns to complement clothes, it occurred to me that investing in a pair of grey shoes could be a good option to match all my garments of the same colour. When doing my research online, I found that footwear and accessories brand Frank Wright offered a suitable option in the form of the Dodd II Grey shoe, a lightweight casual style featuring a multi eyelet lace-up, leather upper and a contrasting brick red EVA sole. I ordered the shoes online and since I got them in the post I have worn them several times as part of different looks, such as with dark blue jeans, a white shirt and a tailored grey wool blazer, or with fitted camel chinos and a grey V-neck merino wool jumper over a white shirt.
Frank Wright was founded in London in 1885 and started by making peg sole boots for the cavalry officers at Chelsea barracks. Despite the decision to relocate to Kettering, the brand continued to influence London style, becoming a major part of the Carnaby Street scene in the 1960s and a wardrobe staple for young consumers during the late 1970s and 1980s. Today, Frank Wright’s designers draw on influences from the brand’s rich heritage to create their collections of footwear and accessories. Herewith, a selection of my favourite shoes, boots and bags currently available from Frank Wright.