Sneaky Tom Ford

fs-tom-ford01Tailoring master Tom Ford is expanding into the luxury sneaker business for AW14. Launching for the new season, Mr Ford will be offering a range of sneakers in luxurious leathers and velvets.

Manufactured in Italian workshops by artisan cobblers who spend a week stitching, polishing and then resting the leather before the shape of the shoe is created, these might be more luxe than Chanel’s Couture sneakers.

fs-tom-ford04Originally released during London Collections: Men in January, Mr Ford explained “I have resisted the tennis shoe,” adding he finally succumbed to the trend after he figured out how to make them his own… And with a price tag of $990, he must have.

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