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Packing for a One-Week Trip to the UK

August 19, 2013

Packing For A One-Week Trip To The UK

I’m headed to the UK later today to do a few comedy shows. Folks are always emailing for examples on…

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It’s On Sale: Common Projects and Margiela Sneakers

June 5, 2013

It’s On Sale: Common Projects And Margiela Sneakers

Oki Ni is having a spring/ summer sale for customers in the United States and Canada. Take 30% off with…

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Kent’s White Sneakers v. 2.0

June 3, 2013

Kent’s White Sneakers V. 2.0

Kent Wang just released version two of his plain white leather sneakers. I bought the first version late last year,…

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Keeping Summer Simple

April 21, 2013

Keeping Summer Simple

I don’t love shorts, but I wear them. Why? The truth is that I’m a San Francisco guy living in…

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It’s On Sale: Keds Triumph Mark McNairy

April 7, 2013

It’s On Sale: Keds Triumph Mark McNairy

$35 (Originally $65) on Keds.com I’m constantly on the lookout for simple, attractive summer sneakers. By looks alone, these are…

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Q & Answer: What Shoes Should I Bring On Vacation?

April 7, 2013

Q & Answer: What Shoes Should I Bring On Vacation?

Ben writes: This May, my wife and I are honeymooning in Europe for two weeks. I know that I will…

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It’s On Sale: Suprega Sneakers

February 19, 2013

It’s On Sale: Suprega Sneakers

Gilt has several canvas sneakers from Superga for $49 today, including two versions in white (plus another logo-less version for…

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;When I started designing shoes in late 1985, athletic shoes were just basic performance footwear

January 28, 2013

;When I Started Designing Shoes In Late 1985, Athletic Shoes Were Just Basic Performance Footwear

“When I started designing shoes in late 1985, athletic shoes were just basic performance footwear. There was no romance, no…

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Kent Wang’s Plain White Sneakers

December 12, 2012

Kent Wang’s Plain White Sneakers

Kent Wang’s specialty is making simple, unbranded clothing. He aims to produce the quality of luxury brands, but without the…

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The German Army Trainer - GATs - A Sneaker Icon

April 14, 2012

The German Army Trainer – GATs – A Sneaker Icon

It can be maddeningly difficult to find a simple pair of sneakers. If you’re comfortable with something that’s heavily branded,…

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Q and Answer: Ten In-Between Shoes

October 7, 2011

Q And Answer: Ten In-Between Shoes

Matt asks: I need a new pair of shoes!  What I have right now is either too casual (a sneaker)…

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Q and Answer: What Socks with Plimsoll Sneakers?

April 26, 2011

Q And Answer: What Socks With Plimsoll Sneakers?

Dave asks: I just saw Derek’s post on plimsolls. I picked a pair up for the summer recently and coming…

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The Grid

April 1, 2011

The Grid

The writers of the IFC show I host, The Grid, noticed a strange phenomenon: Harrison Ford sneakers. So we put…

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These are the summer shoes you need

February 15, 2011

These Are The Summer Shoes You Need

dieworkwear: cbenjamin: I feel like this sneaker has been under the blog radar for a minute and is a total…

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Alex Grant’s DIY Nautical New Balances

February 13, 2011

Alex Grant’s DIY Nautical New Balances

Alex Grant’s DIY Nautical New Balances

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