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Mark McNairy “Chocolate” Country Brogue Shoes
The latest footwear iteration from designer Mark McNairy arrives in the form of a “Chocolate” digi-camouflage Country Brogue Shoe for Spring/Summer 2012. Donning a rich brown leather upper, the pair’s toebox and vamp is treated in a dust-colored digi-camo motif. The pair is rounded out by a traditional crepe outsole for added comfort. Retail is set at €309 EUR (approximately $406 USD). Availability is now offered through Soto Berlin Online Store.
Clockwise from top left: Danner Mountain Light Lownsdale, 3sixteen Heavyweight 13oz Golden belt, Saddle Tan Single Wrap bracelet, Bifold and Key Lanyard
Yuketen x Up there 2012 Spring/Summer Country Ranger
Yuketen presents a look at its latest release, featuring the American brand’s popular Country Ranger model designed exclusively for Australian retailer Up There. Just in time for the boat shoe season to kick off, this rugged, handcrafted in America moccasin presents itself in a coarse grain tobacco leather upper atop a thick SBR rubber sole, with contrasting white stitching and metal eyelets. Available now through Up There with a price tag of $469 AUD (approximately $489 USD).
Red Wing Heritage x J.Crew - Dad Chic 4515
These are pure dad-chic. Or, if that is not working for you, how about professor-modish. This is not to say that we are not feeling these heritage oxfords, crafted by Red Wing Heritage exclusively for old J.Crew, but their boxiness and heft seem to suggest perfect pairing with short white socks, pleated chinos and a tucked-in golf shirt.
“[The shoe] was inspired by the traditional 875 and 877 styles worn by work crews, but designed for factory managers who needed a lighter, more comfortable oxford to wear in the office.” Again, given the looks, we are not surprised to hear this. Still, with the proper pair of jeans and a proper cuff, the made-in-the-U.S.A. 4514 could tiptoe out of dad-chicness and right into the working-it work wear arena. Available at jcrew.
Red Wing Boots Spring / Summer 2012 Preview
Red Wing were the primary producers of footwear for U.S. troops, and they continued this tradition into WWII. Ever the innovators, Red Wing introduced the steel toe in 1934, launched the world’s first mobile shoe store in 1940, and in the 1950s expanded their range to include the iconic 877 and 875 hunting boots, which led to success on a global scale.