'The first thing I look at on a man," says Ms Tamara Mellon, founder and chief creative officer of Jimmy Choo, "is his shoes." With experience in creating luxury women's shoes since 1996, it was a natural move for Ms Mellon to extend the label's stylish aesthetic and exceptional quality to men's footwear. Summing up the philosophy of the new men's collection, Ms Mellon explains: "the Jimmy Choo man is one who exudes confidence and style whether he is an artist or an investment banker". The range, which includes both classic styles, like the Mayfair calfskin Derbies, as well as more fashion-forward designs such as the Sloane paisley evening slippers, is united by its masculine elegance and unmistakable attention to detail.
Every shoe in the collection is made in Italy with the finest leathers. The lightness of Italian construction combined with British design cues (all pairs are named after iconic London streets or areas) has proved to be a winning formula for Jimmy Choo.
We are thrilled to carry the debut collection. Be sure to look out for the Draycott Oxfords in burnished brown calfskin in particular - they're exclusive to MR PORTER.
The Belgravia high-top sneakers
The luxurious Belgravia high tops are crafted from worn-effect suede, and are fully lined in leather. These sneakers are just as stylish as they are comfortable, and are the perfect finishing touch for any casual outfit
The Fulham loafers
Suede loafers are perhaps the ultimate off-duty shoes, ideal for adding a smart edge to casual outfits. These chocolate brown loafers go with almost everything, from jeans to tailored trousers
The Motcombe high-top sneakers
Distinguished from the Belgravia high tops by a double strap across the ankle, the sophisticated Motcombe sneakers blend athletic styling with superior materials and construction
The Mayfair derbies
These black, calfskin leather Derbies demonstrate that sometimes you just can't improve on a classic design. Wear with sharply tailored trousers for an irreproachable look
The Draycott oxfords
Perfect for all seasons, whether worn with chinos, jeans or wool trousers, the brown suede Draycott Oxfords have an elegant toecap detail, and work with most outfits