If Manchester menswear mecca/Mecca [sic] Oi Polloi were a religion like Islam (which it’s not, obviously), whose foundations were based on five pillars of wisdom (which they probably are, obviously) then one of those pillars would surely be made of corduroy.
The famous Manchester cloth has been put to pant-stickying use in the latest in Oi Polloi’s ongoing series of collaborations; a stunning cord espadrille with Welsh/Spanish post-casual shoe dons Veras. Cord shoes may well be the most Oi Polloi thing ever. They might not be a staple on the racks but they’re written throughout its DNA and a proper lost icon of their city.
Made in Spain and an update on the now familiar Seville silhouette, the OI POLLOI x VERAS cord espadrilles come in blue, whiskey and sandy/biegey/brown and are available exclusively from Oi Polloi.
Crafted from luxuriant brushed cord, sourced from the famous cord-hide cows of Carboneras in Southernish Spain, detailed with rope and wit and finished with raw-hide leather laces and traditional Spanish /Veras quality, they’re absolute, instant classics.