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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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Ten Great Sneakers for Spring

March 17, 2016

Ten Great Sneakers For Spring

Should we make this a tradition? Last year we rounded up ten great sneakers for spring, as warm weather calls…

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A Service Directory for Cleaning and Repairing Clothes

February 29, 2016

A Service Directory For Cleaning And Repairing Clothes

There’s no way around it – no matter how expensive or well-made, all clothes are susceptible to staining, tearing, and…

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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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