Rag & Bone, man. The brand has such an incredible knack for reinventing basics in a way that makes everyone clamor for another pair of black boots or another dark grey coat or another pair of blue jeans. Those are the kinds of pieces that it’s hardest to base a brand identity on – most companies that try end up fading into the crowd almost immediately – but Rag & Bone do an absolutely phenomenal job of it, season after season. The designers behind the label have the magic touch.
These Rag & Bone Emery Wedges, for example? The combination of a thick, sturdy, vintage-looking wooden wedge with a modern black upper make this a bootie that would be easy to work into any cold-weather casual outfit, and although fall seems far away, it’s actually closer than you think.
I don’t think I know a single 20-something fashion girl in New York who doesn’t own a pair of Rag & Bone shoes, if not multiple pairs. I can already tell that the Emery wedges are something I’ll see stomping up and down the streets of Soho and the Lower East Side in no time at all. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me to see people start pairing these with floaty dresses any day now. It’s never too early for a good boot, particularly if it’s Rag & Bone. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $615.