Smart buy - Mark McNairy Chukka boots

Since turning his hand to shoe design back in 2008, designer Mark McNairy — the former creative director of Ivy League-friendly clothing company J Press — has made a big impact in the States (his home) and the UK, where the majority of his shoes are made. McNairy’s latest collection for his New Amsterdam label retains the brick-sole motif seen in previous seasons, but this time they’re brighter than ever. The highlight? These oxblood full-grain leather chukka boots, complete with a sturdy canary yellow rubber sole. (£245, MR PORTER)

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