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Fresh Men’s Shoes For Spring: Our Picks From n.d.c.


Spring is the perfect time to refresh your shoe collection and add some interest to the mix. Whether the warm weather will find you hosting gatherings in the park with your friends or embracing downtown New York strolls on the regular, make sure you do all of these things with style. The made-by-hand men’s shoe line n.d.c. has your back (and your feet, obviously).  We highlight our favorite pairs from the spring lookbook below.

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Our favorite picks…

Espadrilles: Take a stroll along the French Riviera in the 1960s with these flexible, relaxed and easy espadrilles. Made with the flexible and light ‘Strobel’ construction (where the upper and insole are stitched toether), the shoes are slip-lasted and stitched to the leather outsole with natural yute trimming the edge.

The Maxim

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The Pablo

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Foundation: Reminiscent of 1960′s London’s city-gent style, these elegantly shaped rejuvenated classics belong in every man’s wardrobe.

 Faderless Toecup Son 

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Goodyear: The Goodyear line goes back to the beginning of the n.d.c. story when designer Enrique washed his pair of n.d.c. Goodyear brogues in his home washing machine after deciding that they looked just a little too perfect. The esult was like nothing that has been seen before on the market: beaten-up, washed shoes with a whole personality of their own.

Addison

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See the full lookbook below:

 

Keep n.d.c. bookmarked and check back for their new website this spring.

—Raffael Flores-Contreras

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Posted Mar 11 2013 in Denim Fashion » Denim Menswear

New Denim Brand Stone Craft Is Leaving Unique Prints On The Market


We introduced you to Stone Craft after we ran into the brand at Coterie in September—you’ll recall the wild prints, vivid colors, and hand-administered designs. Says the brand, “Stone Craft is a premium denim collection that brings back the true California lifestyle with several extensions of the line using printed pants and hand-designed patterns. The concept came to Orly Dahan, designer for the collection while on recent travels.  This exciting line is bringing a fresh, new take in the denim world and it will be a strong influence in the premium denim market.” A print and denim expert, Orly Dahan had a line in the late ’80s called Surf Fetish (love the name, don’t you?) that was centered around the art of hand-made prints on finished garments—a lifestyle brand with a super CA emphasis on distressed pants and shorts. He hasn’t strayed far from his original vision.

The line’s styles range from women’s prints, solids, and radiant hues in slim leg, skinny, boot cut, and wide leg flare. Cuts for men include straight leg, relaxed fit, and boot cut. They also come in a wide range of washes and prints. The jeans will be available at major department stores soon… We’ll keep you posted!

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Stay tuned for an exclusive Q&A with Orly Dahan!

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Nov 08 2011 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Brand

Gift Guide: Handmade Denim


You’ve surely already checked out our holiday gift round-up and our awesome Denim Therapy gift cards (not to mention the amazing contest we have going on right now with 7 for all Mankind), but if you’re still searching for items to satisfy the denim-addicts on your list, it’s your lucky day! Etsy, home of independently-run mini-markets for vintage and hand-made items, has enough denim to keep you fa-la-la-la-la’ing right through the new year. Check out these great buys below—all hand-made!

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1. Recycled Denim Flower Necklace ($56) – buy it at mademoisellemermaid.

2. Recycled Denim iPad Sleeve ($29) – buy it at MyGreenMonkeyDesigns.

3. The Petal Wristlet in Dark Gray Denim ($37) – buy it at definitionofself.

4. Denim Blue Rosette Brooch ($6) – buy it at browneyedgirlsboutiq.

5. Denim Shoulder Bag ($32) – buy it at shoks.

6. OAK Refashioned Denim Zip Front Sleeveless Dress ($108) – buy it at glamspoon.

Stay tuned for our guide to the vintage denim of Etsy tomorrow…

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Dec 11 2010 in Denim Buys » Gift Guides
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