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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.

Spring / Summer 2018 Collection

Explorator and contemporary nomad, the “Watson&Parker” man character lives life with smart curiosity in search of unique emotions and places to discover.

Watson&Parker presents the 2018 Spring / Summer collection.

A travel back in time of about 3000 years to rediscover the sandy scenaries that were the birthplace of Ancient Egypt.

The shape of the Sinai at sunset, the rocks eroded by the wind, the profusion of colours enlighting the barrier reef:

the suggestive lands of the Nile region inspire an unrban and original collection.

The iconic Dapper model, destructurated and ultra light, personifies the spirit of the brand.

The luxury Suedes and fresh canvas are given new identities thanks to exclusive and refined prints.

Corals, palm trees, nautical knots : each model becomes a special tribute to the landscapes and the everyday life of a civilization demonstrating everlasting charm.

The colour palette narrates the new story of Watson&Parker for the SS18 seasonal: the warm tones of the desert combining eith the fresh cobalts of the water and subtile fluo nuances inspired by the spectacular seabed of the red sea.

The Watson & Parker Men’s Footwear Project was born in Milan in 2015 from the idea of young Designer Alessandro Vitacolonna. The study of raw materials is the starting point for a shoede-structured, respectingthe values and culture of Italian tradition.
These are unlined loops, made with the work of San Crispino which makes the footwear lightweight. One model declined in quality leather and natural fabrics

MAN COLLECTION

DAPPER ROPE

Upper split leather with rope effect print
Lining natural calf
Insole woven fabrics of cotton with ropes print
Edging buffalo leather
Sole extra light rough-milled eva

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DAPPER PAD

Upper washed split leather
Lining natural calf
Insole woven fabrics of cotton floral print
Edging buffalo leather
Sole extra light rough-milled eva w&p map tampoprint

DAPPER CORAL

Upper split leather with printed coral
Lining in natural calf
Insole woven fabrics of cotton coral print
Edging buffalo leather
Sole extra light rough-milled eva

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DAPPER CANVAS RA

Upper canvas laser-treated egypt design
Lining natural calf
Insole woven fabrics of cotton with camels print
Edging buffalo leather
Sole extra light rough-milled eva

DAPPER CAIRO

Upper suede split with carved rhombs
Lining in natural calf
Insole woven fabrics of cotton pyramids print
Edging buffalo leather
Sole extra light rough-milled eva

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DAPPER WEAVE

Upper split leather with braided effect print
Lining natural calf
Insole woven fabrics of cotton africa print
Edging buffalo leather
Sole extra light rough-milled eva

DAPPER CANVAS WASHED

Upper washed canvas
Lining natural calf
Insole woven fabrics of cotton fruit print
Edging buffalo leather
Sole extra light rough-milled eva

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DAPPER BERENICE

Upper canvas with egypt embroidery
Lining natural calf
Insole woven fabrics of cotton with fish/corals print
Edging buffalo leather
Sole extra light rough-milled eva

DAPPER SUEDE

Upper suede split
Lining natural calf
Insole woven fabrics of cotton with nature print
Edging buffalo leather
Sole extra light rough-milled eva

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DAPPER PALM

Upper canvas screen-printed with palm tree design
Lining natural calf
Insole woven fabrics of cotton with palm trees print
Edging buffalo leather
Sole extra light rough-milled eva

DESERT SUEDE

Upper double split leather
Insole memory foam lined with calf
Box sole extra light
Square leather shoelaces
Counter calf

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SUPERB SUEDE

Upper suede split
Lining natural calf
Insole memory foam lined with calf
Box sole extra light
Lateral strips with w&p map print

WOMAN COLLECTION

DAPPER AFRICA

Upper split leather africa print
Lining natural calf
Insole woven fabrics of cotton with pineapple print
Edging buffalo leather
Sole extra light rough-milled eva

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DAPPER DEGRADÈ

Upper split leather rubberized
Lining natural calf
Insole woven fabrics of cotton with tropical birds print
Edging buffalo leather
Sole extra light rough-milled eva

DAPPER LUXOR

Upper leather with laminated intaglio carvings
Lining natural calf
Insole woven fabrics of cotton with sun print
Edging buffalo leather
Sole extra light rough-milled eva

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DAPPER BERENICE

Upper canvas with egypt embroidery
Lining natural calf
Insole woven fabrics of cotton with ethnic geometric print
Edging buffalo leather
Sole extra light rough-milled eva

DAPPER SUEDE

Upper suede split
Lining natural calf
Insole woven fabrics of cotton with tropical print
Edging buffalo leather
Sole extra light rough-milled eva

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DAPPER PAD

Upper washed split leather
Lining natural calf
Insole woven fabrics of cotton with roses print
Edging buffalo leather
Sole extra light rough-milled eva w&p map tampoprint

DAPPER CANVAS WASHED

Upper washed canvas
Lining natural calf
Insole woven fabrics of cotton with elephants print
Edging buffalo leather
Sole extra light rough-milled eva

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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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Via Morimondo, 26 – Entrata 5, 20121 – Milano
Telefono/Fax: +39 02 89122474
E-mail: info@watsonandparker.com
P.IVA: 02044130686

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