Yorkshire menswear brand Nicholas Deakins opens its first pop-up store in collaboration with Harris Tweed in London next week.
Its Leeds flagship has become a go-to for stylish shoes and heritage influenced clothes. We’ll be treated to more of the same at the 47 Lambs Conduit Street pop-up which runs from Monday 13th August to 8th September.
Expect walking-style boots, quilted jackets, well-cut tees with Harris Tweed detailing, outdoorsy parkers and fine knits. The Harris Tweed collaboration is also a first for the company, new for AW12.
But it’s the shoes that Nicholas Deakins has become best known for up north. The brand all began with four styles, designed by founder Craig Nicholas Tate while studying fashion in London, and put together by shoemakers WJ Brookes in 1991.
You can still pick up a pair of the iconic loafers for around £90. As loathed as we are to mention the slightly gross fashion term ‘brothel creepers’ there’s more than a hint of the trend here with their stacked soles and chunky leather moccasin uppers.
Celebrating 21 years, the brand now has three lines; Nicholas Deakins is the original heritage collection, Deakins draws on the preppy end of this with rugby-style shirts, gilets and quilted pumps and Nicholas Tate includes high-end, beautifully made smart shoes.
We reckon it’ll be worth stocking up for autumn in the knowledge that there won’t be that many others walking around the capital in Nicholas Deakins gear.