Was recently directed to these Tres Bien x Mark McNairy shoes, the type of which seem to be all the raging boner nowadays.
I’m not going to say shoe design is easy, because it is not. It is hemmed in on all sides by so much tradition and convention it’s surprising we’ve seen any revamping lately. What can you really do? More eyelets? More holes in the broguing? I know what we need: more brown.
So when there is some room for rewriting the shoe script, you best bet designers are there with their thesaurus in hand. Whch is why we’re getting shoes like the above, as well as the below, and the even below-er.
Oy. I don’t know. They’re all business on top, and work on the bottom. They’re the shoe mullets of menswear, and there’s no equivalent irony ripped from a blue collar alcoholic beverage to complement.