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The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands – [ Sir. Richard Burton ]

HISTORY

When Sir Watson and Mr Parker embarked on their first journey they headed towards 12/14 Long Acre, in London, not too far from their club in Covent Garden. This was, and still is today, the address of the bookshop founded by Edward Stanford in 1853, a veritable treasure trove of antique maps and ship’s logs, a popular destination for famous explorers such as Robert Falcon Scott and David Livingstone.

Shortly afterwards, on a cold September morning, they boarded a ship belonging to the British navy: they sailed the seas, sometimes calm and sometimes choppy, until they reached far-off, unknown lands. They pushed further, even further than they thought possible. Each time they casted off their moorings they also left behind some of the restrictions of the time: they listened to everything there was to listen to, they understood everything there was to understand.

All the experience they acquired on their travels was contained in the garments they wore: in their mannerisms, their clothes, the original shoes they had designed and hand-produced for their adventures in unexplored lands.

To be precise, Watson&Parker shoes encapsulate the quintessential British nature and common sense within the spirit and emotions of the world.

COLLECTION FALL-WINTER 2017

The bracing Highland winters, the wind which scrapes the earth, the unique atmosphere of British landscapes, poised between charm and mystery: the Autumn/Winter 2017-2018 collection is the story of a journey to the United Kingdom, home of Sir Watson and Mr Parker. The land where it all began. A sporty chic collection, where new designs characterise the brand’s spirit.

The two-tone weave of the wool and tweed fabric (originally from Scotland) in the Victory model – whose name pays homage to the famous Royal Navy flagship, built in the second half of the 18th century – perfectly characterises the new style. The Bounty are made of warm insulating sheepskin, in various colour variants, inspired by the cold nuances of the British landscape.

The Dapper Middle, with their soft and precious nappa, are Watson&Parker’s refined daywear offering.They came back freer and more aware. Only natural materials par excellence are used, treated using ancient artisan techniques: made in Italy with a British appeal, for those who spend their days on the hunt for exceptional places and feelings.

WOMAN COLLECTION

DAPPER LEATHER

Upper leather.
Lining natural calf.
Insole cotton fabric square.
Edging in turned leather.
Sole extra light rough-milled eva.

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002

DAPPER SUEDE

Upper suede split leather.
Lining natural calf.
Insole tartan wool fabric.
Edging buffalo leather.
Sole extra light rough-milled eva.

DAPPER BUBBLE

Upper split leather print paint.
Lining natural calf.
Insole scottish wool fabric.
Edging buffalo leather.
Sole extra light rough-milled eva.

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004

DAPPER SNAKE

Upper engraved leather.
Lining natural calf.
Insole wool fabric square.
Edging buffalo leather.
Sole extra light rough-milled eva.

DAPPER SCOTTISH

Upper split leather scottish print.
Lining natural calf.
Insole tartan wool fabric.
Edging buffalo leather.
Sole extra light rough-milled eva.

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b1

DAPPER MIDDLE HORSE

Upper suede split leather.
Lining natural calf.
Insole tartan wool fabric.
Edging buffalo leather.
Sole extra light rough-milled eva.

MAN COLLECTION

DAPPER BRITISH

Upper oiled canvas.
Lining natural calf.
Insole tartan wool fabric.
Edging buffalo leather.
Sole extra light rough-milled eva.

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DAPPER KATANA

Upper suede leather with braided effect print.
Lining natural calf.
Insole tartan wool fabric.
Edging buffalo leather.
Sole extra light rough-milled eva.

DAPPER LEATHER

Upper leather.
Lining natural calf.
Insole wool fabric square.
Edging in turned leather.
Sole extra light rough-milled eva.

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010

DAPPER SUEDE

Upper suede split leather.
Lining natural calf.
Insole tartan wool fabric.
Edging buffalo leather.
Sole extra light rough-milled eva.

DAPPER MIDDLE BEAR

Upper suede leather worked to wool effect.
Lining natural woolen hair.
Lining scottish wool fabric.
Insole scottish wool fabric.
Edging buffalo leather.
Sole extra light rough-milled eva.

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012

DAPPER MIDDLE COW

Upper greased suede leather.
Lining natural woolen hair.
Lining scottish wool fabric.
Insole scottish wool fabric.
Edging buffalo leather.
Sole extra light rough-milled eva.

DAPPER MIDDLE PAINTER

Upper split leather print paint.
Lining natural calf.
Insole tartan wool fabric.
Edging buffalo leather.
Sole extra light rough-milled eva.

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b1

DAPPER MIDDLE HORSE

Upper suede split leather.
Lining natural calf.
Insole tartan wool fabric.
Edging buffalo leather.
Sole extra light rough-milled eva.

BOUNTY MUTTON

Upper sheepskin.
Lining sheep fur.
Lining calf skin.
Insole wool fabric print camouflage.
Upper profile buffalo leather.
Edging buffalo leather.
Sole eva rough-milled inserts tpu extralight.

015
b4

BOUNTY COW

Upper greased suede leather.
Lining calf skin.
Upper profile buffalo leather.
Insole scottish wool fabric.
Edging buffalo leather.
Sole eva rough-milled inserts tpu extralight.

BOUNTY GNU

Upper gnu leather.
Lining calf skin in green Watson&Parker.
Insole cotton fabric square.
Edging bison leather.
Sole eva rough-milled inserts tpu extralight.

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018

BOUNTY DESTROYED

Upper greased suede leather.
Lining calf skin.
Heritage treatment.
Insole scottish wool fabric.
Edging buffalo leather.
Sole eva rough-milled inserts tpu extralight.

BRITANIA

Upper buffalo leather.
Lining natural calf.
Insole sanded cotton fabric.
Square design.
Sole eva rough-milled inserts tpu extralight.

019
020

KENT

Upper buffalo leather vapor effect.
Lining calfskin in green Watson&Parker.
Insole tartan wool fabric.
Elastic bands with tartan design.
Sole eva rough-milled inserts tpu extralight.

VICTORY SUEDE

Upper shaved split leather.
Lining leather.
Insole footbed from calfskin.
Shoelaces in rounded leather.
Sole vibram light.

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022

VICTORY TWEED

Upper tweed wool.
Lining natural calf.
Insole footbed from calfskin.
Shoelaces in rounded leather.
Sole vibram light.

BACKPACK EXPLORER

Canvas Oil Structure.
Inner Lined in Check Design Wool. Buffalo Leather Trims.
Heat Printed W&P Leather Patch.
Cord Drawstring with Buffalo Leather Tips.

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PHILOSOPHY

Watson&Parker is the first footwear range to combine British style with hipster vibe. 

Watson&Parker shoes,in various fabrics, leathers and colours, are not just a reinvention of a sneaker, but of unusual shoes, with two fundamental characteristics differentiating them from everything else.

First of all, it is de-structured footwear.
The interior of the shoes is devoid of rigid components, it is completely unlined, made solely of natural materials (leather, cotton, wool, etc.) and boasts a super lightweight sole: All these characteristics contribute to making it the lightest footwear on the market.

Furthermore, it is the result of an artisanal working process, carried out in Italy. The unusual stitching method follows the ancient tradition known as San Crispino,

Used by craftsmen and symbolic of the concept of Made in ItalyThe uppers and sole are hand-stitched together with very sturdy thread: too thick for a machine.

Watson&Parker have revived the fine art of Italian footwear and present it in with a contemporary flavour.

Every shoe is a perfect example of skilled craftsmanship, with different positioning possibilities and prices, a classic product produced in series.

This footwear is a journey which started over a century ago in a hitherto unexplored land, with distinct elements: taste, refinement and attention to construction.

They carry a precious cargo, mastery and experience: it is plain to see in the painstaking attention to detail, the lining, the uppers and the pursuit of raw materials, the scrupulously hand-crafted techniques, the quality and three-dimensional texture of the fabric and leather utilised in the process.
A unique product in terms of both taste and craftsmanship: a step towards a new form of elegance, in pursuit of the far-reaching vision of great explorers combined with the aesthetic comfort of today’s footwear.

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Telefono/Fax: +39 02 89122474
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