2019 was an exceptional year for Duke + Dexter. A hugely successful collaboration with Snoop Dogg – a partnership born out of the American icon’s own love of the brand – saw the likes of David Beckham and Rihanna wearing its footwear, while in September the company was crowned Premium Footwear Brand of the Year by Drapers.
A hugely successful collaboration with Snoop Dogg – a partnership born out of the American icon’s own love of the brand – saw the likes of Rihanna wearing its shoes
This is also where the brand holds its bespoke consultations, whether they’re with in-house artist, Jess, to discuss an entirely hand-painted shoe or with head of retail, Damien, to talk about classic embroidery work. Clients can also visit the factory where Duke + Dexter footwear is handmade. ‘We want to celebrate our British manufacturing and the masterful craft and expertise that goes into creating every single pair of Duke + Dexter’s,’ says Archie.
Plans for 2020 include opening a ‘hub’ in New York – the first Duke + Dexter outside Britain – and building on the success of the collaboration with Snoop Dogg. The brand is rumoured to be joining forces with a legendary British racing driver for an upcoming collection. Duke + Dexter is also developing a number of new styles that will step in a slightly new direction from the classic Duke + Dexter loafer, but still uphold the brand’s core values of quality and fearlessness.
Duke + Dexter plans to transfer some of that trademark fearlessness to its customers too: inspiring and enabling them to achieve something they’ve been putting off or been too scared to do – such as a sky dive or bungee jump – and making it happen. In a pair of Duke + Dexter’s, naturally.