Martine Rose for CAT Footwear Autumn 2011

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We’re loving these new boots from Martine Rose for CAT Footwear’s Autumn 2011 collection. A great take on the ubiquitous workwear tend, these boots deftly combine leather, canvas, and wool in a way that’s as masculine as it is elegant.

Jeremy Sultan Espedrilles For Opening Ceremony

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It’s a term which we have only begun to explore in men’s footwear. The rope sole of the espedrille is one which has driven the summer look of many women’s styles for the last few seasons. Now the boys have a chance to try the arts and crafts look of the famous tropical espedrille, with these Jeremy Sultan models made exclusively for Opening Ceremony. Coming in canvas or leather called the ‘Sespa’ or an all suede desert boot, these two models of espedrilles have just the right amount of manliness for us.

Espedrilles tend to have a natural frayed look to them, so they’re not the most formal shoes but as a beach to street hybrid, we think they can’t be beat. Available online.

“Palladenim” – Palladium Design Revisited by Mister Freedom

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Long time French boot makers, Palladium have teamed up with fabric gurus Mr. Freedom to present this cross collaboration called, the “Palladenim.”

The sole and panel structure keep to the original design, however the uppers of the “Palladenim,” are made from 12oz raw selvedge indigo denim, taken directly from Mr. Freedom’s archive stock. With a striped, cotton twill lining, hand stamped labeling and a custom molded ankle bumper, footwear and vintage enthusiasts alike will be taking notice of these gorgeous limited edition boots. Available online now.

(Check out this interview with Christophe Loiron of Mr. Freedom about the project.)

Clarks Originals Preston Pitch

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British shoemaker Clarks Originals has released a new desert boot style for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2011 season called the Preston Pitch. The boot has a smooth leather upper, genuine leather lining, and crepe sole, then Clarks adds a bit of character by incorporating corduroy paneling on the sides. The Preston Pitch comes in brown and navy colorways, and will be available for purchase through the Clarks stockists starting in August.

Bedwin & The Heartbreakers Collaboration with Regal for “Warfield” Cap Toe Chukka

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Bedwin & The Heartbreakers (no, it’s not a band, it’s a Japanese label) collaborated with footwear manufacturer Regal in designing these cap toe chukka boots dubbed “Warfield”. Made out of genuine suede in black or beige and a crepe outsole, the boot is further defined by it’s intricate detailing such as the contrast white stitching, laces, and eyelets. Despite the hefty price tag for an arguably simple boot, the high quality of the shoe makes it worth every penny, and can be purchased now through the Think Silly store.

Think Silly Store
Unit 8, G/F
Block B, 18 Ka Yip St.
Chai Wan
Hong Kong

n.d.c. Resurrection Bolten Boots

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Take a look at n.d.c.‘s recently-released Resurrection Bolten boots. Made by hand, the textured leather ankle boots in brown feature a raised round cap toe, perforated detail at the cap, and contrast topstitching in beige. A concealed side zip closure helps easy of entry. Made in Spain, they’re available online now.