Category Archives: Fashion


John Skelton Collection – AW16

April 1, 2016

John Skelton – Central Saint Martins MA Graduation Shows. 

The MA programme at Central Saint Martin’s in London is arguably fashion’s most prestigious petri dish to find the next best British talent.

NPS Shoes are proud to be working again with CSM graduate John Skelton. His menswear collection had a strong sustainability slant and utilised wools from small British mills. The inspiration for this collection, which won Skelton the L’Oréal prize, came from the lives of Northern England’s working classes in the mid-20th century.

Read an interview here.



You Must Create – YMC – A/W 2016

March 17, 2016

In 1995, Fraser Moss and Jimmy Collins borrowed industrial designer Raymond Loewy’s slogan, ‘You must create’, in order to name their nascent clothing company.  YMC, as the company swiftly came to be known, took initial inspiration from work wear, the football terraces of the early 80s, the and American and British military wear. From the […]


Julien David – Tokyo

It was a pleasure to work with Julien David on some private label work for his new flagship store in Tokyo. Julien David, a Parisian designer who studied at Parson’s School, New York began his own neo-classical printed scarf label in 2008 after stints at Narciso Rodriguez and Ralph Lauren. From 2011, David has created […]


Northampton Sneaker Co.

November 24, 2015

New to the market are Northampton Sneaker Company which launched via Kickerstarter this summer. Taking on the big sports brands, Northampton Sneaker Co has introduced NSC1 which combines modern street-style and comfort of athletic footwear with the quality of classic British shoe-making in our factory NPS Shoes in Wollaston.  


Recent work for Nigel Hall

November 12, 2015

It was an easy decision to agree to make shoes on behalf of Nigel Hall. Nigel and his company are passionate and supportive of traditional footwear and garment design and construction since their humble beginnings when he started with a lone stall at Camden Market, London in the early 80s. Today Nigel has four stand-alone […]


Augustus Pili – A Success Story in the Making

September 23, 2015

NPS Shoes have worked closely with the ambitious self-starter Jalil Rahman to create his footwear brand Augustus Pili. Jalil was offered a development opportunity with KPMG Enterprise and the British Footwear Association’s Accelerated Development Programme. Find our more in the the showcase article from Business Advice.


NPS Shoes X Clarks Desert Boot

August 13, 2015

The Independent ran a feature of nine of the best English-made men’s shoes and in their selection they included the Desert Boot we produced for Clarks. As the last remaining private-label footwear manufacturer in the UK, NPS Shoes was the logical choice for Clarks to collaborate with to manufacture a limited edition Desert Boot to […]


Supporting budding designers – Veronica Claxton

June 30, 2015

NPS Shoes has worked with many talented undergraduate designers studying at fashion colleges. We recently supported student Veronica Claxton who is studying Menswear Fashion Design at Westminster University to bring her graduate collection to fruition. Pictured are the slippers we made for Veronica seen here at the catwalk show at Westminster University.


New Union Jack BRITGRIP sole

The AW16 collection for Iain TRiCKETT features a new and exclusive BRITGRIP sole with a Union Jack patternation. At the time of launch for the TRiCKETT website, it’s the first pair in the world we know of with this type of sole. These shoes are available exclusively on the TRiCKETT website found here. McGrath Navy […]


Augustus Pili – Spring/Summer 2016

June 26, 2015

Here’s a little bit about the man we recently had the pleasure of working with: Augustus Pili is the man on his own mission, independent enough to create his own values. The underdog resilient enough to deserve the life he wants to live. His definition of chivalry defines him as a man. Augustus Pili, London born, whose […]