Old Hollywood glamour is omnipresent, never seeming to fade. And rightfully so. Decades on, the old-school glamour, sophistication and glitz still influence contemporary fashion and style. Similarly, certain silhouettes have withstood the cruel passage of time. These classics were the fashion statements of yesteryear, and remain fashionable till this day. You can never go wrong with any of these evergreen styles, a definite wardrobe staple for one and all.
The demure Mary-Jane with its understated sophistication has been a fashion mainstay, remaining extremely popular even today. So popular they are that we have even covered the iconic Mary-Jane in a previous post detailing its long and interesting history. For a shoe characterized by its saccharine femininity in present day, did you know that Mary-Janes were initially worn by males? The Sirima 6S MJ, with its simple and fuss-free aesthetic is a must-have for every lady.
Although often seen as a “dressier” form of shoe, wingtips are actually less formal as compared to most as they are often marked with laser cut-outs patterned around the shoe. This, in the olden Scottish highlands, was actually meant to allow water to pass through without soaking it. In this series, however, MBT has decided to embrace the prevailing trend of minimalism and did away with the perforations, opting for a sleeker, sharper look. Look absolutely dashing with the debonair Kabisa 5- you will definitely do no wrong.
Although often associated with American style and influence, the good old loafer actually originated from Norway. Characterised by a “slip-on” style instead of the predominant laced-up variations such as the Oxford or Wingtip, the “weejun” as it was then called was allegedly spotted by students travelling to Scandinavi,a who spotted Norwegian fishermen in such simple yet comfortable shoes. They later brought back this style to North America where it became an instant fashion hit, becoming the loafer we know and love today. Own a piece of this interesting history with the handsome Asante 5S.
The name is literally derived from the straps, which form the letter “T”, down the forefront of the sandal. Oftentimes, this may even accentuate the length of your feet and give the illusion of longer, slimmer legs that run for miles. However, did you know that T-bar shoes were classically worn by children and for school instead of adults in the past? Though less common amongst children these days, the T-bar sandals are still evocative of childhood memories for many. Exude glamour and elegance in the stunning Raziya 6, its dynamic architecture and design an impeccable style accessory for all.
These classics have withstood the test and time and will remain timeless for many years to come. Own a piece of history with MBT today.