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Tremendous Value: Beckett Simonon

February 6, 2017

Tremendous Value: Beckett Simonon

I’ve always hated how good clothes can feel out of reach. If you’re not dropping a lot of money on…

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Mood Indigo: Ten Indigo Items to Consider

January 11, 2017

Mood Indigo: Ten Indigo Items To Consider

I can’t imagine a wardrobe without indigo. This rich, beautiful shade of blue was originally produced from various species of…

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How Good Things Age

November 23, 2016

How Good Things Age

I love these photos of Chris’ shoes. He’s a fisherman in London who happens to have an affinity for Crockett…

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Finding Founders: A Solid, Affordable Shoe Brand

October 10, 2016

Finding Founders: A Solid, Affordable Shoe Brand

If you had $300 to spend on a pair of well-made shoes, you’d do a lot better in 2016 than…

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These Shoes are Ugly (and I Love Them)

September 22, 2016

These Shoes Are Ugly (and I Love Them)

Style bloggers love to talk about sleek European shoes. The kind made somewhere in Italy or England’s midlands, featuring shapely…

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A Guide to Retro Running Shoes

August 29, 2016

A Guide To Retro Running Shoes

In the 1970s, shortly after Japan fell in love with Ivy Style, the Japanese started noticing that American college students…

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Sandals: Actually Not Terrible

August 15, 2016

Sandals: Actually Not Terrible

Sandals are tough sell in the menswear community. Along with black suits and cargo shorts (two things often worn poorly,…

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Special Guest Post: Knock-About Wear

August 11, 2016

Special Guest Post: Knock-About Wear

These are my favorite pair of shoes, a pair of “handsewn one-eye mocs” from Lands’ End. Let’s be clear: they’re cheap,…

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Moc Talk: Reviewing Four Summer Moccasins

July 7, 2016

Moc Talk: Reviewing Four Summer Moccasins

Summer footwear is all about ease – sneakers you can kick up your feet in, dirty bucks you don’t have…

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#PTOman Footwear Week

June 21, 2016

#PTOman Footwear Week

Over on our Instagram account, we asked for our followers last week to show off their favorite pair of shoes…

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The Liberating Feel of Terry Cloth Insoles

June 15, 2016

The Liberating Feel Of Terry Cloth Insoles

Every other summer or so, I pick up a couple of packs of terry cloth insoles. Usually from Aldo, who…

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What Does it Cost to Make a Running Shoe?

May 31, 2016

What Does It Cost To Make A Running Shoe?

Fashion companies are often accused of inflating their prices – perhaps none moreso than sneaker brands. After all, how much…

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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 History and Craft of Huaraches

April 18, 2016

The History And Craft Of Huaraches

Ever since Jesse wrote about huaraches three years ago, I’ve been wanting a pair for summer. The Mexican woven sandal…

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