Feeling in a casual mood? How about pairing your t-bar school shoes with jeans and no socks. Watch out for sweaty feet.
DCS Uniforms is a Melbourne based supplier of school uniforms. They also sell a range of re-branded Wilde school shoes under their own name.
DCS UNIFORMS is a locally owned and operated uniform supplier that has grown significantly through the ability to manufacture and supply quality school uniforms at very competitive prices.
While some items are manufactured overseas we endeavour to manufacture as many garments as possible in Australia supporting local jobs and families. Our growth has been steady.
DCS Jenny – Girls T-Bar School Shoe Black Smooth Full Leather
DCS Jenny – Girls T-Bar School Shoe Black Hi Shine Full Leather
DCS Jezra – Girls Laceup School Shoe Black Smooth Leather
DCS Jade – Girls Leather Mary Jane School Shoe
What happens when a T-bar school shoe crosses paths with a Mary Jane? We have seen this before. But this time it is the ‘Johanna’ by Wilde. It is a standard buckle up t-bar school shoe, but without the ‘t’ strap.
This is the ‘Jade’ by Wilde: another t-bar styled Mary Jane shoe. This time the ‘T’ strap is replaced by a a single strap, secured with velcro.
The shoe has the same contrast heel and stitching are the classic t-bar school shoe. But it lacks the toe cutouts, instead having a closed toe like a t-bar styled laceup shoe.
T-bar school shoes sure take a beating. Girls wear them five days a week for the entire school year!
There are many reasons to get your t-bar shoes buckled up. You won’t shuffle your feet along the ground. That wears out the soles of your shoes.
If you don’t you’ll get holes in the bottom, and wet feet in winter
Shuffling alters your gait, bending your shoe more than normal. Keep at it, and eventually the stitching between the sole and the shoe upper will break.
All that shuffling can scuff also the toes of the shoe.
Shoe polish can’t fix the worst scuffing.
Incorrectly fitted shoes mean feet slide around inside the shoe, wearing it away.
Lunchtimes spent sitting crosslegged on the asphalt result in scuffed patches on the side of the shoe.
But keeping your shoes buckled up won’t prevent the strap breaking.
With nothing left to do up, this pair of Wilde t-bar school shoes is destined for a life of shuffling around unbuckled.
Any colour you like as long as it is black – that is what the original Harrison t-bar school shoes are known for. But Wilde, a manufacture of very similar t-bar shoe, you can pick any colour you like.
In 2012 they released their ‘Jenny’ t-bar school in six new colours.
Pity they don’t seem to be available any more. 😦
Established back in 1998, Wilde has created the perfect expression of affordable fashion footwear with market leading attention to quality, comfort and value all with a designer inspired point of view.
Black t-bar school shoes are a dime a dozen. Brown ones are a little rarer. But PINK t-bars?
Say hi to Miss Hayley. Her shoes are ‘Jenny’ by Wilde.
On the weekend I bought my second pair of these colourful school uniform shoes (in purple and for 50% off), this pink pair was my first and I realised I’ve never blogged them before. In Australia these t-bar style shoes are the shoe of choice for most school uniforms in both primary and secondary school, of course only in brown, black or navy not pink or purple. I fell in love with these colourful ones as soon as I saw them at iShoes on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy over a year ago, I have no idea why it’s taken me so long to blog them. I love reworking traditional styles of clothing in unexpected ways.
As to the rest of her look.
I never had a school uniform growing up, my primary school and both my high schools were inner city public schools without uniforms for whatever reason. Not having a uniform I used to look at the other kids on the tram in their matching school uniforms and feel sorry for them. There I was in my 90s ‘grunger’ outfit consisting of red flared pants with faux fur triangles, a tie-dye purple slip skirt over the top of the pants and a vintage diy cropped band t-shirt with my midriff exposed.
Essentially my outfit was the exact opposite of a boring ol’ uniform but part of me thought the uniforms were rather cute, especially the pinafore dresses of a local private school. So when I saw this cute pink love heart print pinafore dress on ASOS I immediately bought it and put together a look which is in part school uniform inspired – a kawaii school uniform if you will.
Nice combo, don’t you think?