Manchester based Oi Polloi are as much a brand as they are a retailer, and are respected the world over for their impeccable taste when it comes to classic men’s clothing and footwear. Founders of the company, Steve Sanderson and Nigel Lawson have been in business since 2002 and from then until now they’ve had just one mission: to provide customers with top-notch clothing. They ensure that they’ve searched the globe to find items they love, and think the customers would too. A mix of time-honoured and contemporary classics – it’s the best available, design-led and with a commitment to quality. The stuff that stays relevant regardless. An ethos that is close to our hearts.
Celebrating over 11 years in the industry, they have earned landmark status in their home city and beyond. They believe their attire is the holy grail of form and function over fast-fashion and fad. They state: “We’re more about mixing up elements to create something different.”
Owners, Steve and Nigel have listed Clarks Originals as one of their favourite brands, so it would only seem logical to team up with them to create a new version of one of our most iconic shoes.
They have delivered a new version of Clarks classic Wallabee shoe, named the ‘Wallabee Ridge’ – inspired by the archive ‘Caravan’ shoe, part of a collection known as ‘Deep Country’. This shoe holds the same shape as a classic Wallabee Boot but boasts a thicker crepe sole and an upper made entirely of suede, making it exceptionally comfortable to walk in. The stitching around the outside of the shoe is what offers it its individuality, being somewhat different to the stitching on a Classic Wallabee. The creation by Oi Polloi is available in both Cola and Maple suede.