We get our first closer look at the Mark McNairy collection for fall / winter 2010. McNairy goes with some classic men’s silhouettes given new life with unique uppers. While the slate grey brogues are pretty standard fare (though the coloration might be a bit bland), the brown and white pair utilize a modern camo pattern on the vamps, giving them a real urbanite edge to them.
If low key isn’t your thing however, and you want something with a bit of flash to them, Fluevog makes these Tennyson brogues – a great ‘fun’ shoe, sure to add some variety and unexpected flourish to your look. Pair them with some boring slacks and a plain shirt to really make them pop. Available from gravitypope.
Paul Smith offers a restrained, yet whimsical variant on the Brogue, the Dust Nero. Black with contrast purple laces and a dragonfly and dandelion motif on the soles, these shoes are all classicism on the outside, but have that Paul Smith touch of finery for those who know where to look for it. Available from Coggles.
Sperry Top-Sider goes for the dark and mysterious look, releasing this black-on-black variant of the famous Top-Sider from the Cloud Logo collection. Featuring the same Sperry quality and no-slip technology that’s been a part of the brand for over seventy years, this new black variant is perfect for those who want the Sperry product in a more sleek design. Available from Revolve.
For all you Sebago fans planning some hard walking this winter, the company that brought you Docksides puts their talent towards the Fairhaven, a pair of high top boots. Featuring the same high quality waterproofing and moc toe construction that you’re familiar with, the Fairhavens will keep you warm and safe throughout the cold weather season. Available online now.
There’s a unique phenomenon in the world of sartorial elegance. It’s called the ‘go to hell’ item – the idea that you can don one inescapably loud, gaudy item of clothing without becoming a lout. Maybe it’s a patchwork university stripe shirt, perhaps it’s a pair of Nantucket Reds, or maybe it’s just a pair of loud, green Hashbury boat shoes from Paul Smith. Wear them with a light-colored, but somewhat drab outfit, to create a real sense of understated eccentricity that every well-dressed man surely has. Available at Aphrodite.
From Swear London comes the Logan 3 brogue, a rich brown leather brogue perfect for casual days out this fall. The intricate broguing is offset by the rubberized sole and easy lacing, combining comfort with style. Pair them with cuffed jeans and a shaggy sweater for a dressed up casual look this fall. Available from Opening Ceremony.
Every man knows that a shoe tree is a necessity for keeping your shoes looking their best, so why not consider this pair from Paul Smith? A good pair of shoes is like a house – you don’t need to just put effort into making them appreciate in value, but also in having them maintain their value. This stylish green shoe tree will keep your shoes well shaped, and odor-free. What more could you ask? Available direct from Paul Smith.
Urge Footwear has sent some new images over of its summer 2010 collection. A new, modern line of shoes from Australia, the Urge designs are born on the streets, not the runway, with practical, fashion forward designs. It’s not what you’re going to want to wear a year from now, or two seasons from now. Urge specializes in finding that itch you’ve got now, and scratching it. The entire summer line is available online here.
If you’re thinking that the cold weather means you need to give up the boat shoes, Sperry Top-Siders has you covered, with the Authentic winter boat shoe. The classic boat shoe is prepped for the early winter and late autumn with a rich shearling liner to keep you warm at the cabin until you can get the fire going. Available in brown leather and tan suede, direct from Sperry.