Jimmy Choo Launches Debut Men’s Collection

By P. Joseph

Shoe-maker Jimmy Choo has created its first men’s footwear collection, billed as fusing modern British style with luxurious Italian craftsmanship.

Made in Italy, the Autumn Winter 2011 Men’s footwear collection features a diverse range of shoes, all bearing the classic hallmarks of Jimmy Choo creations.

Featuring a variety of understated tones of black and brown  and rich colour and texture, the collection is described by Tamara Mellon, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Jimmy Choo, as being for men who “exude confidence and style, whether he is an artist or an investment banker”.

Amongst the collection is a James Bond-inspired velvet jacquard of paisley, featuring hidden burlesque silhouettes.

Other notable items include the Oxford, a modern interpretation of the 4-hole Oxford lace-up; the Derby, a classic 2-hole lace-up; the Loafer, a refined and clean lined shoe with a butted stitch detail and luggage stitching; the Biker Boot, a rugged, masculine boot; and the Chelsea Boot, a practical, all-English boot with a hint of the 1960’s in the cut.

Prices range from £395 to £695, with a limited offer in exotic skins by special order.

Jimmy Choo was founded by Tamara Mellon OBE in 1996. From its original base in the United Kingdom and United States, the brand now has over 115 stores in 32 countries worldwide.

By P. Joseph