Cole Haan and Todd Snyder collaborate
By Kristopher Fraser
Mar 9, 2015
Fans of both Todd Snyder and Cole Haan now have something to celebrate, because the two popular labels have come together for a collaboration that hit stores on Friday March 6th, 2015. The line is specifically for men, given that is Todd Snyder’s sole market, and includes loafers, chukkas, and derby lace-ups priced anywhere from 228 dollars to 268 dollars. The signature colors for the collection include blue, grey, black, and white, all the standard neutrals any man needs for their shoe collection.
Neither Todd Snyder nor Cole Haan spared any level of fine detailing on these shoes either. Some of the finishing details on these shoes include nubuck leathers, Goodyear welting, and hand-sewn stitching. For New Yorkers you may find yourself right at home in this collection because they are all named after lower Manhattan streets including Willett, Lewis, and Hammond. They also feature a logo specifically designed for the capsule collection, so shoppers are sure to feel like they have something completely original.
Designer Todd Snyder had quite a bit of inspiration to draw from with this collection. To come up with this collection he looked back on the over 30 pairs of Cole Haan shoes he has collected over the past 20 years. For this collection he was looking to pull from the past and give the modern gentleman an updated look. “Todd is one of the few designers who honors tradition while simultaneously disrupting and redefining it. […] This inaugural collection brings forth an elegant collision of tradition and modernity that is both fresh and familiar,” David Maddocks, Cole Haan’s chief marketing officer, was quoted saying in Footwear News.Todd Snyder already has history with Cole Haan already. For his fall 2014 and fall 2015 runway shoes he sent his models down the runway in Cole Haan shoes. Cole Haan even did a pair of custom Chelsea boots just for his runway shows. While the current collaboration will only be available at select retail stores you can always hop over to colehaan.com and toddsnyder.com. In addition to the fabulous selection of shoes, a selection of sweatshirts and a t-shirt are part of the collaboration as well, even though we know everyone will be lined up at Cole Haan for the shoes.