Essential: Tod’s Combines Tailoring and Technical Flair

SPORTY FORMALITY. “Tailoring and technical flair” headlined Tod’s fall/winter ’15/’16 collection. However, this straightforward, self-explanatory claim is not as simple as it might sound


Take, for example, its new sneakers which might perhaps fit better into the “hybrid sneakers” category. The upper part of the shoes is made of aged leather with monk strap buckles borrowing the features of formal shoes but the lower part is actually a running sole. This new blend of sport and formality exudes a young and contemporary flair, although the muted color palette keeps the shoes from looking juvenile. A similar cross-functionality approach can further be seen in the brand’s clothes and bags for this season.