As we head into a new season, there’s never been a better time to invest in new footwear that oozes sophistication, whilst celebrating English craftsmanship.
Whether you’re heading to the office or hitting the town for an event, English Brands offers a superb range of stylish shoes that will take your outfit to the next level.
Founded by Michail Bolohs, English Brands was born with the concept of shining the spotlight on British fashion, stocking some of the highest-quality heritage brands including Barker and Joseph Cheaney & Sons, alongside popular names such as Barbour, Loake and Sanders.
After opening on level 2 of the Mailbox in winter of 2018, English Brands has continued to bring an unrivalled selection of shoes, winter boots, men’s bags and accessories to Birmingham, that will get you suited and booted in time for autumn. From the humble Chelsea boot to sleek and stylish loafers, here’s our guide to the best footwear you need in your wardrobe this season, available exclusively from English Brands on Level 2 at
Go versatile with the Chelsea boot
Whatever the occasion, the Chelsea boot is a popular choice if you’re looking for a touch of versatility. Easy to get on and off, these John White boots blend traditional style with a modern touch. Available in snuff brown suede, they’ll go with everything from skinny jeans to navy trousers.
Channel your inner 007 with the Chukka boot
Available in chocolate, dark brown suede and snuff suede, these Chukka boots by Sanders played their part in the last action scene of Spectre, so if they’re good enough for James Bond, then they’re good enough for you. Dress them up with a suit, or team them with jeans for a weekend stroll.
Switch up the classic brogue with Barker McClean
Designed and made in Northampton, these Barker McClean brogues are a true celebration of premium craftsmanship. Offering hand-stitched detailing and a full leather insole and lining, these modern takes on the classic brogue are a firm favourite for grooms to be.
Keep it traditional with the iconic Cheaney
Crafted by Joseph Cheaney & Sons, this traditional shoe balances a classic style with a hint of country. Handcrafted again in Northampton, this style of shoe is known for its signature narrow toe, while featuring a double weight Goodyear welted Dainite studded sole with storm welt for additional water resistance.