Product Type: Irregular Choice shoes
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Irregular Choice Ic Antique Rose Court
Member Name: cloudwood88
Irregular Choice Ic Antique Rose Court
Advantages: Lovely alternative designs
Disadvantages: But some are a bit too alternative
"IRREGULAR BY NAME, IRREGULAR BY NATURE"
Irregular Choice are a flamboyant, British footwear company, who began with a ladies range, which has now expanded to men's, kids, clothing and accessories.
Irregular Choice are not trend or catwalk led - The shoes are designed to be original and unconventional. The focus is often on unique and interesting detail, unusual design and vibrant colour.
The women's collection launched in 1999, and around 100 pairs of shoes make up the collection each season. Boots, flats and heels are always well represented. As a high heel lover I'm usually drawn to this part of the collection - and I often find a lot of the other styles far too garish and ugly. I think Irregular Choice really succeed with some of their girly styles - think flowers, bows and charms.
The shoes in the picture - Antique Rose Courts - are a great example of the kind of stylish, unique shoes available. These are made from a soft suede, with a really large sequined rose. They are well made, so the 9.5 cm heel high isn't too painful. These come in Navy, Purple and Black, and must be a top seller as they keep coming back season after season. There are also some lovely bar courts on offer this season. I've also had some lovely flats - I had some pink leather pumps covered in poodles which I loved - they sound a bit crazy but were actually so wearable and versatile - I wish I could get another pair. These shoes aren't exactly suitable for heavy wear - they are decorative and lovely - and best for nights out, or once in a while wear. Saying that the materials used are all of great quality.
On the other hand some of the other shoes are too outrageous for me - Toes and Heels are often funny shapes, so I be careful to take advantage of the 360 degree view when checking out shoes on the website. If you want to see some of the crazy ugly shoes on offer check out the 'sock o clock' shoe on the website at the moment - they are hard to describe - but are a big chunky fabric heel boot, made to look like sandals worn with contrasting socks - very strange - and quite frankly vile! I suggest a visit to the website if you are interested in fashion just to get a look at some of the crazy designs.
Other Stuff ...
Irregular choice also have a men's range (since 2004) - these are less extreme than the ladies shoes, as you'd expect from men's fashion - but there are still some unusual choices available. The 'Babeez' range is absolutely beautiful - these have become a top baby present for me - I do love baby shoes! Really nice boys and girls choices are available. Irregular Choice have also branched out to clothing and accessories - but I've only seen these items on their website - so can't really comment on the quality of these bits - If the shoes are anything to go by I'm sure it's pretty good.
I so so love Heatherette, so was so excited when I heard they were collaborating. I was a bit disappointed with the offerings - and didn't buy anything - but I suppose I should have expected some unique designs with these two collaborating. Irregular Choice do collaborate with designers, so check out the website for the latest.
Ladies Heels - approx £70 - £100
Ladies Flats - approx £50
Ladies Boots - approx £80 - £130
Men's - approx £60 - 80
Babeez - approx £25
Where do I get them ???
Online - www.irregularchoicestore.co.uk/index.php
On the High Street - Schuh
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