It’s On Sale: Edward Green Shoes
Edward Green is my favorite shoe brand, but they are very expensive. At Brooks Brothers, for example, they go for about $1,300-1,500 a pair. Are they worth it? Well, they won’t last you any longer than the ~$250-350 shoes you might buy from Allen Edmonds, Paul Evans, or Meermin, but they do look very, very beautiful. They use great materials and have exceptionally nice finishing techniques. What that effectively means is: the interior will feel slightly nicer, and the uppers will be colored in a way that gives them some visual depth.
Unfortunately, they’re rarely discounted, which makes Ashton Marks’ sale on them notable. Included is a very useful black cap toe (in two widths), some brown wingtips, and a couple of loafers. Shipping is free, and with the discount, you’re looking at about $750 a pair. Not cheap, but about half the price of what they go for in the US.
If you haven’t ordered Edward Greens before, know that the general rule of thumb is to go a half size down from your Brannock size. That is, if you normally wear a 10D, then you’re probably a 9.5 in most of Edward Green’s shoes. The only exception is maybe the 888 last, which is tighter at the toe box, so some people take their regular US size.
The perfect summer wing-tip, Walk Over Shoe’s Eliot.
Saint Crispin’s Model 505
ESPADRILLES: A SUMMER LEISURE SHOE
by S. Charlie Weyman
Brush the dust off any menswear history book, and inside you’ll find that much of what we wear today can be traced back to either military or work uniforms. Sport coats, for example, originate with hunting in England, neckties with the kerchiefs that Croatian soldiers used to tie around their necks, and jeans from the canvas overalls made for Gold Rush miners in California. Some may be surprised to learn that espadrilles – those casual summer slip-ons that we associate with an easy life on the Riviera – also originate from war and work. Well, sort of. Men have been wearing jute soles for thousands of years, but early versions of the modern espadrille can be found in Spain during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Some say they debuted on the feet of infantrymen in the King of Aragon’s army. Others say they start with peasants in the mountainous regions of Catalonia. Regardless, the originals were not meant for easy living.
Today, however, espadrilles are worn for leisure.
But see for yourselves: www.shibumi-berlin.com/Ties/Woven:::1_3.html
A Collected Style:
I’m never afraid to mix colors even when the weather isn’t on my side. Don’t let the elements rain on your parade. Even though this isn’t a super bold look, it has enough color to stay true to my personal style. I always think it’s uplifting to add color to your outfit on those dreary days. What are your favorite colors? What do you think of today’s style post
I had the privilege to style a few pieces from PeterFieldCustom out of Chicago. The tie I’m wearing is called “The Watlington” and it’s pretty dope and well constructed. I loved the design and colors and thought it would go great with this outfit. Also the ties they design are super customizable , so they will fit your preference. Stay tuned they’re working on some new products for the spring.
Outfit Details: The Watlington Tie , Courtesy of PeterFieldCustom || Alpha Khakis by Dockers $40 || Chambray Button Down,Salvation Army $3 || Oxford Hills Field Coat , Courtesy of L.L.Bean Signature || Wingtips by Kenneth Cole, Nordstrom Rack $60