Whenever it comes to collaborations, we pull no punches. If you’ve been a part of the DUKE + DEXTER family for some time then this will come as no surprise - however, if you’re new to D+D World then allow us to offer some guidance.
Each time DUKE + DEXTER joins forces with a member of our extended family, we always make it one to remember, whether that be via means of special details or new materials on our classic styles. With Auckland-based clothing label Checks Downtown, the script remained unaltered.
Checks was born to help those wishing to access products only available outside of New Zealand, scouring the globe for product that are - as we say at D+D - Made Different. Their story began with one goal and grew into a label stocked internationally, far beyond NZ borders.
Back in London, we replaced the Wilde Loafer’s smooth signature leather panels with two combinations of premium shaggy suede - one carrying khaki across the quarter around a cream vamp, the other surrounds a teal vamp with chocolate medial and lateral walls for contrast. Both pairs share the same 25mm compounded rubber sole and soft Italian leather lining, finished with a custom polished gold horse-bit featuring the Check's globe logo.
In order to bring this project of two parts to life, D+D Creative Lead, Connor and Check Downtown Founder, Jordon have been talking for more than 12 months, chasing sleepless nights in pursuit of the perfect custom gold horse-bit - chopping up three versions of the loafer before landing on the refined details we see today. Another reason as to why DUKE + DEXTER is Made Different.
This collection is limited to 75 pairs per style, 1 pair per customer. No restocks.