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Tod's No_Code Boots

For a company so steeped in tradition, the latest collection from Italian shoemaker Tod’s is a bit of a curveball.

Best known for manufacturing supremely soft, very wearable driving shoes in buttery suedes and leathers, the Tod’s No_Code boot, released this month, is an unfussy lace-up — note the brilliant use of leather laces, which look far better than their cotton or nylon equivalents — made to be worn by men and women (though we reckon they look better on us).

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Simple, with an understated white sole and clean, unadorned upper, the navy desert boots are our pick from the capsule collection. Wear with a pair of slim navy chinos and a button-down collar Oxford shirt for a played down smart look or go casual with jeans, T-shirt and a cardigan. (£285, tods.com)

Photograph by Martha Pavlidou