I was extremely happy for my fellow blogger Prince Cassius when I found out that his debonair style (which currently attracts thousands of regular blog and Twitter followers avid to see photographs of his daily looks in glamorous events) was honoured by British fashion brand Ted Baker by having two shoes named after him.
After initial meetings with Ted Baker’s cobblers earlier in 2012, Prince Cassius selected two styles from the collection to which he would lend his identity. The casual model, named ‘Jamfro’ is a relaxed brogue with a rubber sole made from soft deconstructed suede in a palette mostly of warm pastels and chalky lights. In contrast, the ‘Cassiuss’ is a more formal two-tone leather and canvas brogue that comes in two colour combinations (black and grey or tan and cream).
In order to find out more about this happy development for Prince Cassius, I got hold of a pair of Jamfro shoes. The first thing I noticed was how lightweight they were. In addition, and owing to the elegant contrast between the navy suede of the upper and the white laces and stitching, I can see these shoes as easily becoming my favourite for when days get warmer.
Photographs courtesy of Ted Baker