The punk aesthetic is back in the limelight again with a new wave of apocalyptic images, and garments transformed with multiple straps, clasps, cords, belts and buckles that are re-purposed in a new way – all things you might imagine would come in handy during an apocalyptic invasion. Blame many of the upcoming films depicting the end of days, of dystopians living on the brink of mayhem – like Alien Covenant to Mad Max: Fury Road to the new installment of Blade Runner 2049.
Stomping Out in Punk Shoes
The coolest men’s shoes this season are less about refinement and more about stomping it out. At the fall ’17 men’s collection in Milan Nº21, DSquared2, and Ferragamo featured lace-ups studded with metal hardware and finished with heavy lug soles. The heavy lug soled shoe have been a recurring trend we’ve seen on all the major catwalk like Dior Homme, Commes des Garcons, Dsquared2, Kenneth Ning, Rochambeau, Patrik Ervell, Tim Coppens among others. They look great styled with graphic sweaters, turtlenecks, camo-print parkas and duffle coats that are all the rage this fall. The combat boot has also been a staple of many of the autumn/winter catwalks and is now set to withstand the impending winter.
50mm Leather & Nylon Hiking Boots • DSQUARED2 • $995
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Melon leather chelsea boots • Christian Louboutin • $1,295
Salvatore Ferragamo Suede Lace Up Boots with Rubber Injected Spikes • Salvatore Ferragamo • $895
Valentino Buckled Leather Boots • Valentino • $1,245
DSQUARED2 – Big White Lace-Up Boot Men’s Boots • DSQUARED2 • $1,035
Alexander McQueen metal toecap boots • Alexander McQueen • $2,280
Dr Martens Winchester 7 Eye Lace & Zip Boots • Dr. Martens • $140
Men’s Demonia DMA 3004 • Demonia • $190–224