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Are You A Preppie?

28 Jun



Enroll in class.

12 Apr

Turn your swag off, it’s time to enroll in class.

Oak Street Boot Makers’ Penny Loafers

14 Oct

Recently, while having a sartorial debate, I was asked, “Who would want a pair of finely crafted shoes, made with hand-stitched moccasin construction, complemented with a  leather sole, stacked leather heel, having a form-fitting inner, waxed stitching and handcrafted in the USA?”

Me.  That’s who.

Enter Oak Street Boot Makers who does all of that and more. I have been on the hunt for some nice penny loafers for some time, and the let me tell you ladies and gents, these might be the finest in the land. These are offered in three colors: Blue, Brown, and Natural. I desperately want to slide my feet into a pair of these Beefroll Penny Loafers! (10.5D Natural, Thanks!)







Find them here http://oakstreetbootmakers.com/


The Monk Shoe

9 Nov

There is not much to be known about the monk shoe. It is a moderately formal shoe, closing the gap between the black-tie oxford, and the six o’clock mass derby. Monk shoes are known for their lack of laces, with a strap and buckle closure. If it has a capped toe, it is usually brogued. Personalize yours with different color straps, different types of metal buckles, and the addition of wingtips.

The following are a few of my favorites:

FIRST PLACE: The Ralph Lauren Double Strap Monk Shoe

It may be the fantastic photograph, or the slightly darker leather brogued toe and the gold buckles. These monks are excellent.

SECOND PLACE: The John Lobb Redmire from the prestige collection.

Bespoke capable and available in mahogany. What more can you ask for?

THIRD PLACE: The Alden Monk Strap Shoe

LAST PLACE:  The Dr. Martens Saxon Duncan Monk Shoe

Sometimes even the thought does not count. Reserve your efforts for dressing Sid Vicious and the members of the Misfits. Thanks for trying.

Prep-Unit Tea Partay

20 Oct

I find this quite humorous.

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