Slip on, tune in, step out

From staff at the Burberry headquarters on Horseferry Road to a smart businessman on Bond Street, espadrilles seem to be fast becoming a summer staple. Judging from what we’ve seen across the capital this past week, these canvas shoes are making the transition from what was traditionally the preserve of peasants (or those yearning for the Club Tropicana era of Wham) to new wardrobe essentials. Whether worn with skinny jeans or a suit (or in one case seen outside the Esquire offices, a blue gingham shorts and jacket combo), they inject an air of summer frivolity that we rather approve of – although we recommend you check the weather forecast before slipping them on for the day. Our favourites are these from US designer Adam Kimmel.

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