I love the idea of these, but i’m not a huge fan of the execution.
I know they’re God-damn hideous, but execution? They killed the guy?! Aspiring designers take note, shit’s getting really real out there.
I sourced the shit out of this post.
And this is exactly the reason why you should check weather.com on the reg, you know, because nothing feels quite as awesome as walking around all morning with your feet soaking wet, plastered to your soles.
bro, i'm looking for a pair of brown penny loafers, <$300. leaning towards ordering a pair of rancourts, but I don't really want to wait a month or two to get them. thoughts/suggestions?
hey my man i wanna start by saying that i love your blog!! so far i have hardly disagreed with anything you have said on here haha. i was wondering what you think about rubber soles on dress shoes.... in my opinion i think its a tad bit tacky but then again i try my best to stay as true as i can to the way stuff was done back in the day. I figured you would be the best person to ask since you are a style guru (i know you dont call yourself that but thats how i see you haha). i was jw. thanks!
If you really want to “stay as true as [you] can to the way stuff was done back in the day,” then you gotta go with them 3000 B.C. footbags found in Armenia.
Joking aside, I tend to agree with you, although I do think you are using the adjective “tacky” improperly—I think you meant to say “casual.” I don’t see anything tacky about rubber soles, but they do give off a casual air. All that said, I wouldn’t wear rubber-soled shoes to a wedding or an important meeting (and this is coming from a guy who just dropped down on some Ovadia and Sons dainite-soled dubs and has been parading around the office in said jawnz).
A/W 2011 Men’s Burberry Leather Tassel Loafers
One of my Favorites for the season!
These make the Loake x Topman abortions look not-so-half-bad. Nah, just kidding, those still look like shit, which makes these look like the shit a gorilla would take after rampaging through Olive Garden’s never-ending pasta bowl for six and a half hours.
I understand that the sole is the one part of men’s footwear that has remained relatively untouched for the last three decades, and I understand designers’ desire to change that. But guys, please, one step at a time.
These rubber capped-toed brogues by Alexander McQueen are a unique take on the classic dress shoe.
Spoiler Alert: Alexander McQueen’s rubber captoe oxfords (sorry, but there is no sign of brogueing on those shit stains my dude) are not a unique take on the classic dress shoe but a prototype for their AW ‘15 goalie skates. Fuck a plastic toe, they doin’ rubbers; gonna change the game on these hos.
getting this baby
Color’s a little off, but I think you’re on your way to an amazing Halloween costume.
Loake x Topman collection.
So we’re doing white soles now, huh? Leave the innovation to McNairy and y’all just keep doing what you were doing before you started jocking his steez. Loake needs to understand its heritage as a classic English shoemaker and find a better way to reach the 18-34 demographic than collaborations with Topman, Cash CA and Ben Sherman. No one respects a whore, Loake.
This is New York luxury at it’s finest.
The shoes make this outfit pop.
Looks like Michael Kenneth Williams’ understudy for Chalky White never heard of getting his pants altered. Or buying shoes that aren’t obnoxious.
Talk about being paralyzed from the waist down.