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Fall's Most Affordable Boots, Blundstones

November 5, 2019

Fall’s Most Affordable Boots, Blundstones

A couple of years ago, I started seeing Blundstones pop up in my Bay Area neighborhood. Superficially, they’re a workwear…

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Useful Fall/ Winter Shoes

October 15, 2019

Useful Fall/ Winter Shoes

Like many people, I have too many shoes. Behind each of my closet doors, shoes are hanging from shoe organizers…

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Update on Brooks Brothers' Alden Shoes

September 30, 2019

Update On Brooks Brothers’ Alden Shoes

What a bummer. Earlier this year, we published a post about how Brooks Brothers is replacing their Alden-made shoes with…

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Japan's Shoeshine Champions Explain Proper Shoe Care

June 19, 2019

Japan’s Shoeshine Champions Explain Proper Shoe Care

Last year, nearly fifty people, amateurs and professionals included, gathered into a room to compete for the title of being…

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A Suggestion for Your First Good Pair of Shoes

March 18, 2019

A Suggestion For Your First Good Pair Of Shoes

On the subreddit Male Fashion Advice, which is dedicated to helping men dress better, newer members will occasionally come up…

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The Most Comfortable You Can Feel at Home

December 20, 2018

The Most Comfortable You Can Feel At Home

A couple of years ago, I was talking to Wall Street Journal columnist Christina Binkley about how men’s clothes have gotten a lot more comfortable…

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Fear and Clothing: Keeping Suede Shoes Clean This Winter

November 12, 2018

Fear And Clothing: Keeping Suede Shoes Clean This Winter

There’s this old story about George Hoby, a famous shoemaker in London who lived during the early 19th century. Supposedly,…

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Take Me in and Dry the Rain: Weather-proofing Your Leather Shoes

October 4, 2018

Take Me In And Dry The Rain: Weather-proofing Your Leather Shoes

Have you ever marched 10 miles with cold, wet feet? “The ‘poor bloody infantry’ have had to trust their feet…

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Guide to Cleaning Sneakers

July 30, 2018

Guide To Cleaning Sneakers

Summer is in full swing, which means your sneakers are probably getting a good workout. All those hikes, ice cream…

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Guide To Summer Slip-Ons (Pt. 2)

July 23, 2018

Guide To Summer Slip-Ons (Pt. 2)

We love a good pair of slip-ons for summer. I mostly wear penny loafers this time of year with sport…

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Vans x Engineered Garments Slip-Ons Now Available Online

July 20, 2018

Vans X Engineered Garments Slip-Ons Now Available Online

A few years ago, Nepenthes debuted their Vans x Engineered Garments slip-ons to much fanfare. The shoes come in mismatched…

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Guide to Summer Slip-Ons (Pt. 1)

July 16, 2018

Guide To Summer Slip-Ons (Pt. 1)

Few things define summer style like a pair of slip-on shoes. Whether they’re camp mocs or penny loafers, or more…

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Five Shoe Styles I've Found Useful -- and You May Too

May 8, 2018

Five Shoe Styles I’ve Found Useful — And You May Too

Style is personal, very much connected to your lifestyle and personality. Which is why, even though we have some posts…

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Ugly Shoes That are Actually Kind of Great

March 12, 2018

Ugly Shoes That Are Actually Kind Of Great

If you haven’t heard, ugliness is back in fashion. The sort of ill-fitting, cheaply made clothes that inspires your dad…

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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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