Urban Outfitters makes an affordable leather brogue, for the younger dapper man. A black leather shoe exclusive to the hipster mecca, these longwings are admittedly an impressive bit of design adn craftsmanship. They’re no Aldens, but an affordable choice, available at UO, of course.
Our friends at Generic Surplus are moving up in the world, with this collaboration with Comme des Garcons SHIRT for the spring / summer 2011 season! The collaboration between the two lines includes a pair of simple low cut navy canvas sneakers, as well as a mid-rise pair of boat shoes rendered in the same material and shade. Sneakers are here, and boat shoes are here.
RYZ is a new line seeking to bridge that tricky gap between casual and formal shoes, with this new collection for spring / summer 2011. The line seems to focus on the casual comfort of sneakers, and the simple design of clean formal shoes. Available online now.
There are some sneakers that transcend mere casualwear, and the Nike Air Max 90 is one of those rare shoes, rendered here in a pecan / black / varsity royal colorway. Taking a classic sneaker, Nike punches the look up with this low key sneaker. A great addition to your closet, or perfect date night shoe choice, you can find yours online now.
Keep it formal with the Kingston, this patent leather oxford from Florsheim. A classic men’s formal shoe, the Kingston features a cushioned footbed for extra comfort, and a beautiful timeless look that would look handsome peeking out from any pair of tuxedo trousers. Available at Nordstrom.
Cipher has just let us know about this upcoming collection that they’ve put together for the 2011 year. The sneaker has still yet to see its design limits truly stretched, but Cipher does its best, with eye popping new designs. The full collection will feature 15 new models for your closet.
Take comfort in the Memphis, a leather cap toed derby from Allen Edmonds. This shoe is made in America, with Allen Edmond’s guarantee of quality. A beautiful handcrafted shoe available in black or brown, you can find the Memphis at Nordstrom now.
As part of its fall 2011 collection, Red Wing Shoes offers this ‘Black Abilene’ Chukka. Similar to its current designs, one of the biggest changes to this new version is its lower outsole. The shoe continues Red Wing’s tradition of offering established classics.
Clae has released this peek at its Spring 2011 Clae Ellington shoe. The slightly slimmer Chukka-style shoe comes in black suede with gum outer sole and yellow eyelet accents. The simple but smart mid-top shoe is available now online at Proper.
Jil Sander incorporates a pop of colour into these lace-up shoes for Spring / Summer 2011. The clean black leather shoes have a little extra character thanks to their blue lacquered outer soles. For a little fun with other colours, the shoe will also be available with pink and orange outer soles.