TREAD+MILLER AW18 COLLECTION DELIVERS CLASSIC ELEGANCE & TIMELESS VERSALITY
The Tread+Miller 2018 autumn/winter range will be available in stores and online from April. This season’s collection is centred on the notion of a languid sartorial tavern where adaptable designs are the order of the day. This includes reimagined menswear favourites that may be worn for both smart and casual occasions, with a strong emphasis on versatility and sophistication for the confident, dapper gentleman; as well as a range of feminine silhouettes with timeless masculine-inspired styling for the elegant female.
Inspired by far-flung travels to the world’s foremost trend destinations, Tread Miller’s innovative new range evokes classic styles and dressed-down persuasion with classic colour combinations and a fresh new take on details like shape, fit, material and various tactile elements.
Step up to the plate
Besides the core range of classic Tread+Miller styles that sets the tone for timeless elegance, this season will see an inspiring variety of new interest pieces across all fabrications. This includes styled boots that vary from formal lace-ups to casual, utility-inspired variations with Romanian and Portuguese influences, as well as a range of Arthur Jack sneakers that offers the sophisticated man a fresh take on athleisure. Coloured gussets, monk strap boots and zip detail make frequent appearances, with crushed leather as an extra eye-drawing element.
A new addition to the range is the Italian-made woven slip-on in Cognac and Khaki, as well as a sophisticated lace-up in Navy which are paired with matching leather belts.
TOP TIP: Chelsea boots in suede and leather will be a key element in on-trend formal and casual looks throughout AW18.
In addition to the Tread+Miller core colours of black, tan and chocolate, colour pops of navy and burgundy can be seen across the boot and shoe ranges. This includes the Arthur Jack range that comprises capsule styles for all occasions. Look out for the Demsey casual lace-up shoe and updated Kendrick lace up-boot, as well as an extensive range of formal shoes that range from lace-up silhouettes to slip-ons, as well as single and double monks. Both the 2018 Arthur Jack and Caterpillar range offers a utility-inspired boot selection, while the updated Crockett & Jones range focusses on sleek sophistication at its best.
DID YOU KNOW? It takes 6 to 8 hours to produce a pair of Crockett & Jones shoes, which are manufactured locally in South Africa.
Take a walk in her shoes
The Tread+Miller AW18 footwear range is for her, inspired by him. Featuring locally manufactured styles such as the Sloane vellie boot and Lenah brogue shoe, as well as an extensive range of internationally sourced full-grain leathers and suedes, the 2018 collection for female shoppers is available in a tempting palette of blacks, tans, chocolates, navies, berries and rusts. This includes the Aubri boot with its double monk strap, the classic Caitlyn gusset boot in tan and berry, the Margot monk shoe with its single strap, and the Micah slip-on shoe with a dash of exquisite brogue punting detail. Suede is also huge this season – look out for the Lenah, Liana, Saskia, and Quinn styles in-store and online.
Watch this space
Tread+Miller stocks a range of Buren watches at ten major stores throughout South Africa. Update your look with a timepiece crafted from leather and metal with a one-year warranty to sweeten the deal. Choose from leather wrist bands in black, brown and honey, and dial faces in navy blue, silver, grey and black. The metals used are ionically plated in assorted colours, including rose gold, black, gun metal and blue – imparting a high-quality finish to the final product. Look out in-store and online for new styles that will be rolled out throughout the year. New additions to the range will include mesh bands, updated colour combinations, a silicone-band range, as well as refreshed leather looks leading up to the festive season.
Top-to-toe style solutions
To facilitate flawless top-to-toe styling, Tread+Miller will be introducing 100% leather belts in navy, tan and brown, as well as updated wallet colours to tie in with new footwear releases. The Milan and Paris bags will be made available in tan and navy, while the Arthur Jack range of 100% leather bags has been extended to cater for the seasoned adventurer with a leather roller bag on wheels, as well as a tailor-made toiletry unit. Further new additions include satchel and messenger-style bags in tan and navy.
As usual, the locally made Tread+Miller sock range includes versatile plain colours, an assortment of traditional ditsy bird’s eye, zig zag and striped socks; as well as our ‘anything-goes’ selection that is a pure celebration of fun with bright, bold colours and quirky prints. Choose cotton nylon for everyday comfort or remain faithful to nature by opting for Bamboo variants – the choice is yours.
On the hat front, the existing Simon and Mary range will continue into winter with a cream Panama; Shape Shape variants in black, olive and navy; Mounty Raw variants in blue, burgundy and grey; as well as 50/50 variants in burgundy/black and full black. The most exciting news, however, is that Tread+Miller will be launching an own-brand hat range in May. Look out for our fresh new range of lux peaks, woollen train driver peaks and woollen flat caps to update your look without missing a beat.
DID YOU KNOW? Tread+Miller now offers a range of shoe-care solutions, including leather food, deep-cleansing shoe shampoo, nubuck cleaner, renovating shoe polish, brushes and polishing cloths, now available in store and online https://www.treadandmiller.co.za
Event images shot by Niquita Bento