Category Archives: Footwear

Meet Mischa Barton

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Meet future Academy Award-winner, fashion idiot (we know, we’re being totally evil) and former O.C. star Mischa Barton tomorrow at Lord & Taylor on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. I know, she’s about exciting as cold cornbread, but she’s the new spokesperson for Keds. I guess they’ve never seen her deliver lines. Buy a pair of Keds and she’ll scrawl her name on them.

Thursday, June 21st, 5pm – 7pm
Lord & Taylor
424 Fifth Ave @ 39th St

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Bring It Back: Minnetonka Moccasins

As with most things fabulous from the past, the women are on it first. Take the Minnetonka moccasin, made in the USA from the finest leathers since 1928. Before you assume that moccasin means cheap suede embellished with plastic beads, check out their website — and look twice at their amazing prices. Makes you wonder why you spend so much on a pair of Tod’s loafers, doesn’t it?

Our favorite is the men’s original cowhide driving moc, crafted from the softest leather and finished with a nub sole for years of use and abuse. Pair with a button down and jeans for a casual summer look that sets you apart from the herds of ironic jeans and statement sneakers.

Minnetonka Original Cowhide Driving Moc, $42.95
Minnetonkamoccasinshop.com

Aldo Plaid Sneakers

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We don’t usually advocate anything that’s too overdone — faux staining, paint splattering, bleach spots — and we really despise blatant knock-offs, like the upswing of wannabe Converse All-Stars with elastic instep we’ve been seing all over the place (talking to you, Old Navy).

However, we make exception for the new Aldo ‘Wineca’ sneakers done in a modified Prince of Wales plaid. They’ve got all the hallmarks of Converse — elastic instep, familiar rubber sole — but done in a kicky glenplaid and then frayed and damaged.

Aldo ‘Wineca’ sneakers, $49.50
Aldoshoes.com

Gieves & Hawkes Buckshot Loafer

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Blast from the past

We’re loving the new Gieves & Hawkes Buckshot Tassel Loafer. An update on the classic tassel loafer (and a favorite in these offices), the Buckshot range mimics the blast holes that would come from a 12-bore double-barreled shotgun in a random pattern that brings to mind a classic wingtip punch-hole design.

If you’re on a budget, take your old Aldens down to the firing range.

www.gievesandhawkes.co.uk