found these awesome vintage shoe stays at a local antique store.
A few weeks ago i picked up a new boot from the Johnston & Murphy 1850 collection. I wasnt sure what to expect as my experience with J&M in the past has been very minimal. But i’m happy to say, after a few wears, a couple spilt drinks & lots of stepping on chewing gum - they’re holding up great. I still don’t consider myself a chelsea boot guy, but they certainly offer a nice alternative to my usual shoe.
Check out the collection: Johnston & Murphy 1850
It’s always tough to answer questions like this without knowing what price range you’re looking into, so i’ll give you a few options:
The Tapered Wallet:
Florsheim Berkley - $100
While i’ve never owned the Berkley its about as simple as simple plain leather loafers get. Florsheim’s been doing this for 120 years - they keep it clean and classic.
The Shivering Piggy Bank:
Allen Edmond Kenwood - $225
American made from a brand with some serious heritage and solid street cred. Allen Edmonds work - this shoe works.
The “I’ll eat pb&j for a week”:
Oak Street Boot Maker’s Beefroll Loafer - $318
designed in chicago and made in maine this is without a doubt a quality item. order them, wear them, get complimented on them, lose them under the couch for a week, find them, wear them. repeat.
The feel like a millionaire, regardless of the ‘overdrawn’ email barrage:
Crockett & Jones Apron Toe Penny Loafer - $585
its, a nice looking shoe.
Trying to step up your shoe game? This is your shot!
At five pairs and counting I think it’s safe to say i’m a big fan of Florsheim Shoes. The comfort, quality and price all combine excellently to form the perfect shoe. And now, they want to give you that shoe!
all you have to do is help us out a little bit.
other than that - just run around and tell all your friends! heck, even scuff up your shoes! you might be getting some new ones pretty soon!
dressing from the shoes up: part 1
i don’t normally try the blazer & shorts thing, in fact i don’t often do the shorts thing at all (though you could never tell with legs so ‘jersey bronzed’), but i wanted to stretch myself after i received these unique Florsheims.
I had been a little on the fence about the noticeable metal buckle but a few seconds after pulling them from the box i knew they’d become one of my favorite pairs. just after the break in process. that came a bit quicker than expected because the process was about 35 seconds. soft suede on the upper and a really nice padded foot with light weight rubber sole. a sleek sharp & comfortable warm weather and transitional loafer.
stay on the look out for a great opportunity via florsheim x me.
blazer via club monaco
shirt via ernest alexander
shorts via club monaco
shoes via florsheim (this shoe, on sale NOW!)
slow down, where the fire? breathe (unless there is a fire, then run.)
tying my own shoes since age 3 1/2 - still miss velcro.