Taking original style into the 21st century
I'm pretty sure these are a new update to the Beatnik shoes collection - looking pretty slick. Black leather chukka boots with a choice of either black or royal blue laces.
Superb piece from El Ganso I picked up on Saturday.
Once again, i just couldn't resist the bold colours and Ivy League style.
Also note: El Ganso is in fact made in Portugal, not Spain! My apologies for that error.
Adaptor have really excelled themselves this season. They've got more trouser styles than you can shake a stick at and I thoroughly approve.
Also the price I approve of too. £50 a pair is extremely decent.
Only problem I have now is which to choose. Definitely leaning towards the blue POW - huge fan of the that flap pocket on the back and the covered buttons. I've got a Steve Marriott-style suede jacket that will work just fine with them!
Also quite like the way they've dressed the mannequins in a Mod style too - shoes and all.
Mod is in the detail guys!
As someone on Modculture.org recently noted, former US Republican candidate for the Presidency Marco Rubio wore some pretty sick footwear on his short-lived campaign trail.
And I agree - makes a change from the usual cowboy boot situation which, for some reason, is still wildly popular in the US.
Perhaps he bought these from Beatwear?
Loafers in general are slip-on shoes we all know, but there is maximum debate to be had about the amount of decorative faff to have on them.
Here's an eclectic selection from a website I stumbled across the other day. Fucking mental, I'm sure you'll agree - the span of styles defies belief.
In some shops, we're used to finding your minimalist Bass Weejun and the fully fringed and tassled loafer is another classic. But here we've got, for instance, round-toed tassled loafers without a fringe, square toed tassled loafers without a fringe, square toed tassled loafers with a fringe, loafers with a fringe but no tassles, square-toed Bass Weejuns, suede Bass Weejuns, Bass Weejuns with metal buckle, suede Bass Weejuns with metal buckle, Bass Weejuns (and otherwise) with contrasting stitching and this doesn’t even mention the exotic range of leather colours you can find, all the way from navy blue up to oxblood burgundy and “sage” (which is apparently a kind of beige colour), including some that have contrasting tassles and leather. There are also a great many of these various styles in suede and basketweave leather.
Anyway you can check out the site here.
As Eddie Izzard once said, there is a thin line between cool and looking like a dickhead. The question raised from the chaotic pairs of shoes above is where to draw the line on experimentation.
What do you reckon?
An ensemble of funky shirts from a website I stumbled across called Men('s?) Fashion, designed by Franck Michel. Whoever he is.
But still - double-collar shirts from Paris! Slick, unusual, but also not too pricey for their trouble.
Not many left apparently so get on it if you're in.
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