The men’s shoe market is ever-expanding, and each season brands both new and established are recognizing an increasing interest in bold, original footwear. We pin-pointed three brands delivering on unique options and high quality at Project NY. Check them out below.
Bright pastel color ways in the classic Oxford style from Cole Haan.
Vintage inspired pin stripe Chase style shoes by Walk Over, made in the U.S.A.
Spanish brand Etxeberria‘s textured woven slip-on.
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Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
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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.
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.
Foundation: Reminiscent of 1960′s London’s city-gent style, these elegantly shaped rejuvenated classics belong in every man’s wardrobe.
Faderless Toecup Son
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.
See the full lookbook below:
Keep n.d.c. bookmarked and check back for their new website this spring.
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Just because the weather has been unbearably hot, it doesn’t mean your summer fashion is reduced to wearing flip-flops and SPF one million. Maintain your studly appearance with some stylish men’s shoes that are suitable for garnering the right kind of attention when worn with your favorite pair of jeans. We found some great desert boots, boat shoes and other stylish must-have menswear shoes that will have everyone giving you the thumbs up this season. Tip: swap out your plain white shoes laces with ones that match the color of your selvage seam. Bam!
1. Cole Haan Air Grant Penny Moc 2. Calvin Klein Suede Buck Shoe 3. Steve Madden Ethin2 Wingtip
4. Sperry Top-Sider Bahama 2-Eye 5. Vans Boat Shoes 6. Clarks Desert Boots
—Denim Therapy Staff
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Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and other irresistible glimpses of inside info. Catch up on what’s happening (and what’s definitely not happening) and browse our personal picks after scanning the web this morning. Got a tip you think we should include, a sale you want to share, or a style you just saw and can’t live without? Email us!
1. Button up! Or down. Eat Sleep Denim rounded up a few cute denim pieces for the ladies that feature (mostly) center front buttons to add a bit of youth to your ensemble.
2. Rag & Bone jumps on the neon denim wagon with a pair of bright yellow neon skinny jeans, reminiscent of mustard squeeze bottles at the hot dog shack of your local childhood playground.
3. The latest range of espadrilles from Rivieras incude an easy-to-wear denim shoe that we think will look good with virtually anything.
4. View the new Scotch & Soda Amsterdam Blaw Spring/Summer 2012 video interview and walk-through. Christian Goran changes his clothes several times, talks about why he doesn’t care about being a good surfer, and discusses his love of flying planes (while you view the collection).
5. Dr. Denim with a quick lesson on why jeans fade:
“Here’s a shot of a piece of warp yarn from a piece of denim. What you see here is that the yarn is deep blue on the outside and that it gradually fades towards the center. What happens when you repeatedly dip the yarn in indigo dye is that the cotton absorbs dye stuff but it does not become fully saturated, i.e. indigo blue through the entire yarn, because of the properties of the dye stuff combined with the tight spinning of the yarn. On the surface, you have a thick layer of indigo which is what you see on an unwashed pair of jeans.
So, when you start wearing your jeans, the surface dye stuff will gradually fade away and as you wear through the jeans, lighter blue shades will become visible. Once you wear through the fabric, you’ll see white cotton showing through.” (via Dr. Denim)
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Lets face it, no outfit (or pair of jeans for that matter) is anything without an amazing pair of shoes to finish off the look. As cliché as it sounds it can really be the final touch that takes any look to a whole other level. Australian based shoe brand The Horse obviously gets this because their upcoming Spring Summer 2012 collection is full of killer kicks for both guys and gals that are sure to add that extra bit to anyone’s threads, and they’re totally denim friendly. Our favorite pair? Besides all of them, we’re crushing over a barely-there ankle-wrap sandal in a cool dark denim hue called The Bettey. Scroll through for more styles and check out their latest lookbook bellow!
Images via We Are Selecters.
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We’re obviously denim-crazed, but we have a similar passion for shoes. When the two combine? Perfection. Well guys, the good news this independence day is that we’ve rounded up our favorite denim shoes for you to try. These kicks are the style-secret of the summer and we’re letting it out! Whether you’re off to the office or kicking it on the beach, you’ll love these picks from brands like Nike, Levi’s, C1rca, Rivieras, Lugz and Armando Cabral. By pairing the denim with accents like leather, studs, and fraying, this look is hard to resist, but it does come with a warning: jealousy and (in extreme cases) theft from your significant other is very likely.
1. Rivieras 20? Denim Espadrilles ($99) — buy it at United Arrows.
2. C1rca 99 Vulc Skate Shoes Brown/Denims ($85) – buy it at The House.
3. Levis Denim Boat Shoe (on sale $35) — buy it at Jimmy Jazz.
4. Lugz Men’s Strider Casual Shoe ($45) — buy it at Finish Line.
5. Nike 6.0 Dunk High “Sad Autumn” (not yet released).
6. Armando Cabral (available later this year).
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