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Wicked Footwear Offers Vegan Hemp Shoe. It’s The Real Deal On Natural Material Shoes

Many shoe companies talk about being green, eco friendly etc. etc but in dubious times reality checks are needed, so let us ask the question openly: Do shoe brands actually walk their talk?

One shoe company; Wicked Footwear has been at the fashion forefront since 1997 establishing several brands fitting many lifestyles, from motorsports and lifestyle collection to hikers and casual walkers. Now Wicked Footwear is pleased to introduce you to its newest division — Wicked Hemp a VEGAN FRIENDLY COMPANY.

Wicked Hemp takes the extra step of using natural materials that are friendly to the earth and it’s a good fit for their customers around the world that wear their shoes. The ‘other guys’ make claims about their shoes being ‘green’ but the materials most brands they use are not really sustainable despite what they claim, it’s just probably only the name tag.

OK, what make’s for the truth are the two major components of all footwear, the upper materials and the soles. Wicked Hemp primarily uses HEMP throughout their line.

Most recently Wicked Hemp experimented with trying BASKET WEAVE wood pulp materials that were successfully introduced. Think about it, Wicked Hemp uses wood and hemp, two abundant materials that have been around for thousands of years. When properly utilized hemp has many different uses or benefits for society that include products such as paper, textiles, oil, rope, boat sails and canvas.

Matter of fact, the name canvas is derived from the Arabic word meaning cannabis. Hemp is a plant that can be used to produce thousands of products, why not shoes? Hemp is of the same plant species that produces marijuana but you can’t smoke this. Its scientific name is Cannabis Sativa. Hemp has been used for thousands of years to produce. Both upper materials are sustainable and have been proven to last. Recently hemp material was found that was over 8 thousand years old.

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Base London Serve Up New Young Fashion Brand ‘Fish ‘N’ Chips’

Base London, men’s footwear brand, has launched a new young men’s fashion brand Fish ‘N’ Chips by Base London for Spring Summer 2010. A range of graphic heavy, printed canvas shoes and boots, inspired by music and modern youth culture, make for a new move into a different sector of the footwear market by Base London.

The Fish ‘N’ Chips by Base London Summer 2010 collection offers a veritable feast of footwear courses with geometric, floral and 80s influenced prints all on the menu. Served up as a selection of lace ups, slip ons, and lightweight boots, all on an original rubber sole and displaying a distinct gingham tablecloth printed inner sock. The Fish ‘N’ Chips collection is available to buy f r o m the Base London online shoe shop.

The Spring Summer 2010 collection launches with a selection of styles, aptly named after the courses found on the menu in the nation’s traditional and favourite take away. Cod, a lace up canvas style, with a tough durable rubber sole is complemented neatly by Wrapped, f r o m the Chips range, a casual wing tip canvas shoe displaying intricate brogue detailing and a fresh colour palette.

Highlight pieces f r o m the Fish ‘N’ Chips collection comes in the form of Peas, revealing a wide and varied colourings as well as 80’s inspired graphic prints on a classic college pump style silhouette complete with a leather toe cap and Wallys, a classic lightweight canvas deck shoe, bold in colour and strikingly detailed.

Other styles for Spring Summer 2010 include Scampi, a low profile lace up shoe and f r o m the Sauces range, Ketchup, a versatile trend led lo-boot style.

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Topman Design To Show Solo At London Fashion Week

Topman Design has announced that it will be showcasing its Autumn/Winter 2010 collection as a solo show in February’s London Fashion Week.

Topman Design To Show Solo At London Fashion Week

Topman Design has previously displayed new collections as part of the increasingly successful MAN event which Topman set up alongside Fashion East 10 seasons ago. This will be the first time since MAN’s conception in 2005 that Topman Design has not shown as part of the initiative.

Gordon Richardson, Design Director at Topman said: “Our decision to show separately from MAN this season has been welcomed by both the MAN and the Menswear Panel who collectively agree that it is the right time for us. We have established a consistent design ethic and have a good following which gives us the confidence we need to move on and allow MAN to continue to nurture new young talent which is, after all, its purpose.”

The decision to progress Topman Design out of MAN comes on the 5th anniversary of the showcase which aims to source and nurture young menswear talent. Both Topman Design and MAN will be part of the second official full day scheduled for London Fashion Week menswear which has received great acclaim in putting menswear firmly back on the British map.

Charlie Porter, deputy editor of Fantastic Man magazine and Menswear Panel member, commented: “It’s so exciting that Topman Design has grown to the position where it deserves its own show. By teaming up with MAN, it proved that menswear should have a slot on the London Fashion Week schedule. Now that we have a whole menswear day, it’s brilliant that both Topman Design and MAN get the chance to shine on their own.”

About Topman:
Topman offers the latest in men’s fashion, encompassing a range of styles to suit every shopper. Topman’s extensive collection embraces everything from the latest fashion trends to classic pieces, and extends to men’s shoesmen’s hoodiesmen’s shorts accessories and formal wear. Topman also provide the simplest way to search for and buy mens clothes, placing it among the leading fashion retailers in the UK market today.

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Base London Has Expanded Its E-Commerce Site To Incorporate An Online Gentlemen’s Club

The Gentlemen’s Club is aimed at entertaining and educating their loyal customer base and giving them the opportunity to interact directly with the brand.

A variety of ‘rooms’ in the Gentlemen’s Club play host to elements of interest to the Base London target market including competitions, videos and reviews along with fashion and style tips educating the customer on key looks for the season and what to wear to which social event.

Once in the Gentlemen’s Club the visitor has the opportunity to enter a selection of ‘rooms’ such as the Video Lounge, screening the choice cuts of the best videos on the net, and the Comedy Club which offers some witty one liners and classic quips. The Trap Door reviews a variety of subjects ranging f r o m weird restaurants to the latest movie releases while a Games Room offers the chance to win a pair of the latest Base London men’s shoes.

The Base London Gentlemen’s Club also features a Dressing Room section that advises customers on how to pull of the latest looks and a Street Style section that spots Base London customers on the streets f r o m around the UK. The Base London Gentlemen’s Guide also offers some handy tips for men, with topics ranging f r o m how to impress your boss to pub magic.

Customers can find everything they need to know about the latest Base London formal, semi formal and casual shoes as well as pairing shoes with situations, with all products available to buy in the Base London Online Shoe Shop.

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Men’s Footwear Brand, Base London Showcases The ‘Best Of British Footwear’ For Autumn 2009

Base London’s autumn range goes about tackling the everyday obstacles that face the modern day man. A fashion formal collection, comprising of clean cut, smooth silhouette lace up and slip on men’s shoes, such as Encore and Reason, combine rich leathers and intricate stitch detailing with a sharp fashion focused approach that’s set to impress, whether in the office or at the bar.

The semi-formal range of men’s shoes featuring Pressure, showcases casual shoes in a dressed down style. While being discreetly lifted by formal uppers and a casual collection reveals a sporty approach, shown by Dart and Stealth, and a fresh look to styles strongly considered Base London signature pieces. The autumn collection introduces new prints and trims as well as an earthy colour palette of autumnal tones.

Autumn also sees a strong presence of formal and casual men’s boots, with rich treated leathers and strong detail trims. Smart and tailored trending, with subtle detail stamped leathers displayed by Force and Review, form the crux of the formal styles, whilst the more casual styles have a rugged and urban led fashion feel, displaying clear military influences and heavy detailing, shown in Keystone and Metal.

About Base London
Base London was founded in 1995 after a niche was spotted in the market – branded fashion formal shoes for the high street. Previously consumers had the choice of own label or exclusive designer names with nothing in between.

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Base London Showcases Autumn 2009 Collection

Base London, the men’s footwear brand, has showcased the ‘Best of British Footwear’ for autumn 2009, a shoe collection inspired by an ethos of work, rest and play. Base London’s new autumn range goes about tackling the everyday obstacles that face the modern day man.

A fashion formal collection comprises clean cut, smooth silhouette lace up and slip on styles. The ‘Encore’ and ‘Review’ ranges combine rich leathers and intricate stitch detailing with a sharp fashion focused approach that’s suitable for both the office and the bar.

The semi-formal range of men’s shoes allows for a casual, dressed down style, whilst being discreetly lifted by formal uppers.

Base London has also revealed a casual and sporty approach, as shown by ‘Eddy’, and a fresh look to styles like ‘Edition’, which are strongly considered Base London signature pieces. The autumn collection introduces new prints and trims as well as a colour palette of autumnal tones.

Autumn also sees the strong presence of formal and casual boots, with rich treated leathers and strong detail trims. Smart and tailored trending with smooth lines and subtle detail-stamped leathers form the crux of the formal styles, which are highlighted by ‘Endure’. The more casual styles have a rugged and urban led fashion feel, displaying clear military influences (‘Keystone’) and heavy detailing (‘Metal’).

The whole Base London autumn 2009 footwear collection is available online from the beginning of August 2009.

About Base London
Base London was founded in 1995 after a niche was spotted in the market – branded fashion formal men’s shoes for the high street shoe shop. Previously consumers had the choice of own label or exclusive designer names with nothing in between.

The Base London Brand was launched at around the same time as lads’ mags such as FHM hit the shelves for the first time. These provided the perfect platform to talk directly to the target audience.

Keeping in line with consumer needs, the footwear range was expanded to include more casual styles. Base London rapidly earned an excellent reputation for high quality, affordable men’s designer shoes and remains market leader in this arena.

Base London has received public commendation in the form of numerous finalist nominations in the Footwear Brand of the Year category of the FHM/Drapers Footwear Brand Awards. The company has actually gone on to win the award a remarkable 3 times – more than any other fashion brand has achieved.

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Dad’s Army T-Shirts For Father’s Day By Burton

Burton, leading high street retailer of men’s fashion, has launched a limited edition ‘Dad’s Army’ t-shirt in conjunction with armed forces charity – the British Forces Foundation.

The new t-shirt has been designed to help support the British Forces Foundation, (BFF) and is being made available in 47 Burton stores and online. Burton, the mens fashion retailer, has pledged that for every one of the t-shirts, it will make a donation of £1.50 to the charity, in an effort to raise an overall donation of around £10,000.

The British Forces Foundation was set up in 1999 and aims to support all personnel currently serving in the army by providing them with quality entertainment to encourage high spirits and greater enjoyment of duty. The charity appeals to performing artists like musicians to travel to different countries and entertain soldiers, pilots and sailors while they are away from home.

Founded and still supported by the entertainer, Jim Davidson, the BFF has helped entertain women and men in the armed forces for the past 10 years and is now teaming up with Burton in an attempt to encourage more donations in honour of this year’s Father’s Day. The present initiative aims to support families where the fathers are in combat, around Father’s Day, a time when the gap left by their absence can be felt especially hard by partners and children.

The new Burton’s “Dad’s Army” t-shirts will provide a fitting dedication to those men currently serving overseas who have families awaiting their return and it is hoped by Burton that the money raised for the charity will help to reduce the impact and feelings of separation which can be felt by the families of service men around Father’s Day. Burton will also be offering a 10% discount to all customers with a valid MOD card in select stores until 31st July. Please see website for details and locations.

About Burton
Burton was originally founded in 1903 under the name The Cross-Tailoring Company. It quickly became popular and expanded into hundreds of outlets and factories across the United Kingdom. Today, it is a staple on most high streets and a popular retailer for mens clothing, including tailoring, casual clothing and mens shoes, shirts and jeans.

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