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The Best Value-Focused Brands

February 18, 2020

The Best Value-Focused Brands

Last year, when shopping for a new digital camera, I found myself asking the same question everyone asks when they…

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Shell Cordovan for Winter

December 27, 2017

Shell Cordovan For Winter

It’s been a while since menswear was obsessed with all things shell cordovan, but if you’re looking for a great…

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Meermin to Open an NYC Store

December 11, 2017

Meermin To Open An NYC Store

The US shoe market is about to get a lot more competitive. One of our favorite footwear brands, Meermin, is…

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Are Tassel Loafers Only For Old Guys?

May 29, 2017

Are Tassel Loafers Only For Old Guys?

A few weeks ago, I saw my friend Agyesh, the owner and designer behind the Italian-inspired casualwear line Stoffa. Agyesh…

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Alden Factory Seconds Now Online

February 27, 2017

Alden Factory Seconds Now Online

Every factory has factory seconds – an industry phrase for items that don’t pass quality control tests – it’s just…

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Bow Tie: Excellent Shoes for Under $300

May 11, 2016

Bow Tie: Excellent Shoes For Under $300

The market is a lot better nowadays for affordable footwear, but it also takes a more sophisticated consumer to separate…

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The Wonderful Split Toe

February 22, 2016

The Wonderful Split Toe

If I had to stick to one style of footwear for the rest of my life, it might have to…

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The New Jack Erwin: $195 for Goodyear Welted Shoes

February 17, 2016

The New Jack Erwin: $195 For Goodyear Welted Shoes

It’s been a few years since we wrote about Jack Erwin – an American company making high-value shoes for budget-minded…

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Layering Cold Weather Textures

December 30, 2015

Layering Cold Weather Textures

Winter isn’t just a good time for layering – it’s also the best season for textures. In the spring and…

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Fall Textures on Any Budget

October 29, 2015

Fall Textures On Any Budget

Perfect casual clothes for hanging out in the neighborhood? Shetland sweaters with oxford-cloth button-downs, corduroys, and suede shoes. Heavy Tweed…

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The Wonderful World of Slip-On Shoes

September 10, 2015

The Wonderful World Of Slip-On Shoes

The weather has been so miserable lately. Everyone is waiting for fall to arrive, but with temperatures being in the…

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Strong Value in European Shoes

June 25, 2015

Strong Value In European Shoes

With the strong US dollar, there’s never been a better time to buy abroad – especially for bigger ticket items…

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Great Menswear Shops in Europe and Canada

March 18, 2015

Great Menswear Shops In Europe And Canada

After our post on import duties last week, a few readers asked if we could recommend some international shops. The…

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The Very Useful Chukka

January 29, 2015

The Very Useful Chukka

Of all the shoes I’ve ever owned, I don’t think any have been as useful as these plain, simple chukkas….

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Shoes for Rainy Days

December 15, 2014

Shoes For Rainy Days

We’ve been suffering through some pretty bad storms here in San Francisco. When the weather is this wet, you need…

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