Road to fine footwear
by Charles David
Chalk up the name Christian kimber. You’ll be hearing it again and for a long time to come. Footwear designer Christian Kimber, is a man of impeccable taste and timeless sense of style. He collects vintage ties (mostly knit ones), and is inspired, partly by way of dashing Hollywood legend Cary Grant, and also Italian style icon and billionaire Gianni Agnelli.
My hombre can engage in shoe talk until the cows come home. With years of experience, and a love for accessorizing, the footwear designer has amassed a superb and highly desirable wardrobe, in the world of male sartorial splendor. To say our neighbor from across the pond loves dressing up, would be the understatement of this millennium.
I met up briefly with the charming, slightly auburn haired designer in downtown Melbourne, to talk about the launch of his new footwear and men’s accessories line. Here’s the entrepreneur, sock less and swaggered out in a pair of custom made, double monk strap kickers.