Chester Bennington, lead singer for the rock band Linkin Park, is turning his attention to the fashion world as the face of online men’s footwear and accessories brand New Republic by Mark McNairy.
The brand, which launched in July, is designed by footwear guru McNairy. It’s under the umbrella of Five Four, a men’s online fashion subscription service. “We’re able to bring something special to consumers,” said Five Four co-founder Andres Izquieta about McNairy’s design sensibility. The reasonably priced product includes today’s version of a classic oxford at $68 and a Chelsea boot at $99, both in a spread of colors.
According to Izquieta, Bennington and McNairy are friends, and that prompted the collaboration. Bennington will continue to promote the collection into spring ’17.
Although the holiday shoes are classic in design, Izquieta said for spring ’17, McNairy will introduce signature fun touches such as colored outsoles, so stay tuned.
In addition to the New Republic x McNairy line, Five Four offers an apparel collection under the same label in addition to the Grand Athletic Club activewear line. Going forward, an eyewear and men’s grooming collection will be added.