Cole Haan keeps things professional with the Air Jefferson, a cap toed oxford shoe, rendered in a burnished kind of brown. An office safe shoe, the classic design is inoffensive to all, while the Air technology in the sole is sure to keep you walking comfortable all day. Available online now.
CAUSE pays homage to the postal workers of the world, and their rugged, reliable footwear, with this Postman Shoe, rendered in supple suede. Feature a big wedge sole and a simple, classic, plain toe design, this shoe is available online at Good Hood now.
A classic take on the cap toe oxford, the Tyson by Mezlan is a brilliant formal choice that exudes confidence and style. A Spanish made oxford style shoe, traditional punch brouging in the cap toe gives the shoe a timeless appeal, while the contrast between glossy calfskin and matte deerskin on the uppers adds an interesting duality. Available online now.
Paul Smith goes retro with this pair of chukkas, the Achilles. The classic chukka shape, rendered in a soft dark brown suede, a fine contrast stitching on the uppers gives the shoes some character. A fine dark casual shoe, they’re available online now. Pick them up and wait for the snow to melt; they’ll make a wonderful spring or fall boot.
In our continuing efforts to find you fine dress shoes, we present the Van Ness, a cap toe oxford from Allen Edmonds. Finding the right dress shoe is not as easy a matter as just trying them on. The styles look different once they’re on your feet, and once they’ve aged. Moreover, man’s individual tastes are many and varied. The Van Ness appeals to a broad scope of men, with a classic low profile cap toe design, in soft leather assembled in America. Available at Nordstrom now.
Danner releases this ‘True Craftsman’ video to showcase its Quarry boot, and all the blood, sweat, tears, and love that goes into the construction of a true craftsman’s work. Each video will explore another craftsman who shares Danner’s passion for quality construction and a hard day’s work. The Quarry boot is Danner’s own contribution, with each boot triple stitched by hand, with the durability befitting a true craftsman. The Quarry is available online now.
Nike Sportswear releases the SFB chukka, a chukka variant of its Special Forces Boot. We just can’t decide what to call this; it’s got a bit of chukka styling, a bit of winter boot toughness, and Nike’s sneaker sensibilities. A truly unique shoe made with suede uppers with nylon paneling, this extremely limited edition boot is available online now.
Let’s get a closer look at this men’s footwear collection from Giorgio Brato for the spring / summer 2011 season. The offering is a cross section of men’s shoes, with lace-ups, sneakers, and ankle boots all offered. Though the selection might look divisive, the unique distressed finish on all of them ties them together.
For spring / summer 2011, Dickies produces the Workabilly Mid, a mis-rise, chukka style sneaker. Featuring simple construction and contrast stitched canvas uppers, these wonderful sneakers should be fast favorites as your go to casual sneaker this summer. Available in three colorways, navy, beige, and olive khaki.
In terms of retro styling and rugged durability and function, there’s nothing quite as amazing as Paraboot’s Michael Boot. First made in 1945, this apron toe shoe features soft brown leather uppers on top of a gum sole. Hand made in France, you can find your own pair online.