YAY OR NAY: Plastic brogues
Plastic and rubber can be used to make pretty much any type of footwear nowadays, and we've seen ample evidence of its greatness thanks to the work of Vivienne Westwood and Melissa. Their rubbery renditions of Dame Viv's original styles are classics in their own right, and we think whoever came up with the bubblegum scent idea is a genius.
But what do you think of this new style; a Melissa solo product? It's a brogue boot made up in slick black rubber, just like the patent versions that are getting all the hot press. The main advantage I'm seeing here is the weatherproof element - ideal for dressing up at festivals. But could you ever wear a rubber brogue?