Keeping a step ahead proves sole criteria in shoe-style stakes

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 23 April, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 23 April, 1994, 12:00am

FRATELLI Rossetti makes it more fashionable for a man to stand on his own two feet.

The spring-summer collection continues to favour the classic style.

It puts ease into a man's step and caters to those who appreciate traditional quality in materials and craftsmanship and a wide choice of style in shoes.

This season, Rossetti re-invents new versions of its famous classic and casual styles.

Antique leather is one of these, and comes in an executive traditional-style shoe in rich conker-brown, with a square toe.

Both square and half-rounded toe-shaped designs play with asymmetrical lines for an individual look.

As always, great care goes into the craftsmanship as shown by the traditional punch work on toe-caps and uppers and the stitching on the sporty models.

Matt and printed calf embraces the foot; high-gloss calf is finished with waxes to achieve an effect of subtle shading.

The colours reflect natural tones of leather, warm woods, sienna, red-browns, chestnut, scorched earth and cognac.

Elegant combinations appear in two-tone models in natural canvas and brick, white and blue, white and black leather.

The Classe range takes goat skin and nappa with lining in cool canvas in classic chestnut and black tones.

There are also refreshing versions of soft nubuck yachting loafers in ochre, navy and dark green.

Even in the hottest summer months, Rossetti shoes are soled for cool comfort and enduring quality to keep a step ahead in the fashion stakes.

Only the finest fabrics are used, such as raffia weave, plaited leather, linen, cotton canvas, soft calfskin and grosgrain silk.