Malone Souliers’ menswear range translates the brand’s trademarks to a male audience. Powerful silhouettes, thoughtful construction and unrivalled craftsmanship - undeniable Malone Souliers touches with a masculine slant. The brand’s unapologetic nature is embodied by unexpected finishes and painstakingly sourced, highest quality materials. If the Malone Souliers woman is ‘classic and unapologetic’ and forever defined by her spirit, not her look, background or location, the same can be said of the man.
“I want people to feel comfortable, and I want them to feel confident, and I want them to have that slight ‘I’m going to go and take on my day’ feeling.” - Mary Alice Malone
Mary Alice’s three aims perfectly summarise the Malone Souliers menswear collection. The range is as studiously curated as every shoe she has ever put her name to. Studying at London’s famed Cordwainers - a school of shoe-making that originated in the 1400s - she honed her craft learning male silhouettes long before female. It felt like a natural move to bring these sometimes overlooked, historic skills back to the forefront of the industry. Nostalgia is a Malone Souliers trait.
Finding production partners was an organic process - friends recommended friends. This is the way the business has always been run; on trust and the nurturing of relationships. Malone Souliers’ current supply chain is formed of a few highly trusted, family-run factories near Lake Como, Italy’s nerve-centre for high-end fashion craftsmen. Italian manufacturers are highly specialised. One of the brand’s women’s shoe producers was able to recommend a neighbouring factory specialising in the type of shoes Mary Alice wanted. The opportunity to highlight more of the highly-skilled, artisanal design found in this area was a bonus.
Malone Souliers is known for clean-cut silhouettes instantly-recognisable to those in-the-know, and the brand’s approach to men’s is no different. The distinct styles - boot, loafer, slipper, sandal and slip-on - are each designed under Mary Alice’s architectural eye, and are lightweight, hard-wearing and cushioned for comfort. Echoing the women’s collections, many styles feature the brand’s signature strap.
Mary Alice christens these traditional men’s silhouettes with her renowned playful eye. The timeless nature of the brand’s favourite materials, rich Nappa leather, jewel-toned suede and butter-soft calf, is balanced by decadent pony, patent and Swarovski crystal accents. From woven loafers to half-painted calf leather boots, embossed velvet to glitter leather finishes, every shoe is made with intention, and with the Malone Souliers man in mind - nothing fussy, nothing forgettable.