Yes, the shoe manufacturer is taking on City chic and, it seems, winning. Need proof? Check out the AW14 collection – created to match a sharp silhouette, the shoes are versatile enough to go with suits, jeans and everything in between, but with a few dashes of contrast to add that touch of flair. It's Clarks as you've rarely – if ever – seen it before.

The Gatley Walk (£89.99) is living proof. Available in black, dark navy or, our favourite, in understated but striking chestnut, they're a mixture of classic and contemporary, with an eye-catching line of contrast stitching that runs around the sole and sets the whole thing off. We told you Clarks was cool.

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