Tod’s Spring/Summer 2016 Collection
For spring/summer 2016, the Tod’s collection for men applies the house philosophy of producing stylish, practical and relaxed design to a range of jackets, shoes and bags.
Taking inspiration from the world of art and the craft of the artisan, the collection features hand-painted contrasting colour details—a look applied to the shoes and small leather goods, and also to outerwear.
Of course, Tod’s is most famous for its footwear, and for spring/summer 2016 there are a number of new developments in this area.
Chief among them is the arrival of a new signature detail for the house: the Leo Clamp. This metal feature is found on the iconic Tod’s Gommino shoe and also on moccasins and loafers.
A sturdy, geometric branded band, the Leo Clamp is produced through a process that involves traditional techniques of hot metal casting.
The well-known Marlin Hyannisport style, a deck shoe named after a boat owned by John F Kennedy (and now in the possession of Diego Della Valle, president and CEO of Tod’s), takes a more urban approach this season, incorporating a polished edge, which enriches its celebrated rubber sole.
Meanwhile, the Easy Urban styles highlight the craftsmanship that characterises the quality of Tod’s—five models range from a classic lace-up to a moccasin. Here, rubber and fine leather overlap for a new sport style sole.