We have seen the boots on the girls up and down the country at eventing’s finest trot-ups, but now the boys get a look in with Fairfax & Favor’s recently launched ‘Drive’, which features their signature tassel and is their take on the classic driving shoe.
Handmade in Portugal using the finest, supple suede and has a full rubber studded sole, we are sure this will be a firm favourite on the equestrian scene. Other available colours include blue, burgundy, navy blue, purple and teal blue.
Aged just 24, they bring a much-needed youthful ethos and drive to what has become a staid marketplace. Their goal is simple – to make their brand of affordable luxury footwear fun to experience in every way. And they have built their business on that basis, by attending country shows across the UK where customers chat with the two founders and try on their footwear, all while sipping a perfectly mixed G&T or a glass of champagne.
“The line between smart and casual is now completely blurred especially if, like us, you live with one foot in the country and one in the city. We really struggled to find shoes we liked and could wear everywhere, at a price we could afford.” Marcus Fairfax Fountaine
Available from www.fairfaxandfavor.com priced £120
You can catch up with the boys over the summer at the following events:
1st-2nd July – Royal Norfolk Show
22nd July – The Festival of Hunting
25th -26st July – Holkham Fair
31st July – 2nd August – CLA Game Fair
7th – 9th August – Gatcombe Horse Park
3rd – 6th September – Burghley Horse Trials
10th – 13th September – Blair Castle Horse Trials
17th -20th Sepetmber – Bleinham Horse Trials