British refinement meets Japanese style with this collaboration between George Cox and BAL on these Longwing brogues. Designed exclusively for the upcoming opening of BAL’s flagship store in Meguro-ku, Tokyo, these shoes feature stylish suede uppers in that classic British style – however the soles feature a jagged cut ripped straight from a boat shoe. The result is a modern, functional brogue. The brogues come in three colorways, and will be released exclusively at BAL Tokyo on August 28th, 2010.
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Shoe company Sanders offers up their lovely Jack shoe in suede. Still made in Northampton in the old style, Sanders still selects only the finest materials for their beautiful classic shoes. Available now at Number Six London, you can get the lovely Jack Shoe in blue suede or dirty buck.
Rachel Comey has made us into fans through her on-point, bold designs, and this look at her spring 2011 footwear collection reaffirms our trust in the designer. Men’s shoes are given a breath of fresh air, through her bold interpretation of classic shoes. Old designs are given new materials and colors that add a subtle touch of character that’s just enough, without being over the top.
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For all those shoe buffs who don’t feel they get a chance to check out the best upcoming models and collections, you can thank us now for putting you onto Compass: The New Direction, New York City’s newest shoe show. Dozens of brands will be showing off their latest offerings, from Timberland’s Abington collection, to Grenson, to Opening Ceremony, to Zodiac. The show is on August 3rd, and 4th, at NYC’s Center 548 in Lower Manhattan and should not be missed.
Compass at Center 548
548 West 22nd Street
New York City, New York
Tricker’s channels its history with the release of this Bourton Acorn Antique shoe, a really spectacular piece that looks like it’s stepped out of the Tricker’s archives. Carrying a heavy welted sole and a rich dark brown leather upper, this brogue brings together all the best elements of classic mens footwear. Shipping with a dust bag and tin of polish, the Acorn Antique is available at Tres Bien now.
After studying classic desert boot designs, Common Projects has released this pair of beautiful boots in grey suede. The suede used for the uppers is a rough blend, meant to survive like leather would, and is lined to help you endure the late fall cold. A simple, classic boot from Common Projects, you can find your own pair at Tres Bien.
Mark McNairy seems to be a man who likes to keep busy – as if releasing his own line wasn’t enough, he’s teamed with Keds for this Pro-Keds collection for the fall / winter 2010 season. Taking the classic Pro-Keds shape, McNairy renders it in four lush suede colors, along with his famous red welted sole. The result is a new modern-classic look. The collection ships soon, and will be available from select Pro-Keds stockists.
Tricker’s provides us with this new variation on their classic Burford boot, in Espresso burn brown leather. A rugged boot that goes with just about anything, the comfort, versatility, and classic style ensures that the Burford will always be near the front of your shoe closet. Available online now.
UBIQ releases the Beatle, a new low-top model for the fall / winter 2010 season. A unique hybrid design is highlighted through the shoe’s clean, crisp leather uppers. The toe and lacing are borrowed from a basic low-top sneaker, yet the heel features elements drawn directly from the boat shoe. The Beatle hits stores in two leather colorways, and two suede colorways in August of 2010.