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Gift cards now available online

Give the gift of fashion! Whether your loved one is dreaming of a whole new style, or searching for the perfect addition to their favourite look, your gift will make their dreams come true! Old Sole gift cards can be used for shopping in the store and on old-sole.com. Surprise someone with the gift they really want!

Starting from today, you can purchase Old Sole gift cards online and can be bought at price from £50 up to £1500....


Best Shoes for the Summer Heat

Best Shoes for the Summer Heat

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The British summer can be a tricky time sartorially. It’s difficult to predict what the weather will be doing from one day to the next, and it’s not unusual to discover that the shoes you left the house in at 8am are completely unsuitable by 11am.

We do happen to be experiencing some lovely weather this month (interspersed with the rain, naturally) and you may be considering what the best shoes are to wear on the hottest summer days. 

For those of you...


Perfect Pairs: Oxfords and Dinner Jackets

Perfect Pairs: Oxfords and Dinner Jackets

There are times in life when only the best is called for. Black tie events such as balls, award ceremonies and exclusive parties are one of those times. If you’ve received an invitation to one of these dos, you’ll want to seek out today’s perfect pair: oxfords and dinner jackets.

We’ll begin at the top of the outfit. The dinner jacket is a quintessentially British traditional menswear item. It is distinguished from a standard suit jacket by its satin trimmings. A dinner jacket usually has black satin lapels as well as black satin buttons and pocket trim. It is worn...


How to Care For Your Shoes in the Summer Heat

How to Care For Your Shoes in the Summer Heat

Bespoke shoes are made to last. Of course, it’s worth noting that if you do want to still be wearing your favourite shoes in twenty years time, you’ll need to hold up your side of the bargain! No matter how wonderful the quality of your footwear, if you don’t look after them you’ll likely find that they don’t last as well as you’d hoped.

 

Luckily, caring for your shoes doesn’t have to be taxing. By taking a few simple measures you will be able to drastically alter their longevity and ensure your feet are just...


A Tied Up History of Laces

A Tied Up History of Laces

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They may not be the most exciting part of what we do, but whether you choose a brogue, an oxford or a desert boot; your shoes wouldn’t be much use without a pair of shoelaces.

Laces have just as long and useful a history as shoes themselves. Despite this, due to the nature of shoemaking materials, only very few of the earliest examples of footwear have survived for us to study.

The oldest shoe ever discovered is the Areni-1 shoe which dates back to around 3500 BC. Though very simple, the shoe features leather shoelaces that pass...