quoddy shoes

Sitting quietly in a nondescript antiquated brick factory building on one of the main streets of Lewiston Maine is Quoddy.  Quoddy is one of the few remaining shoe manufacturers in the United States.  Quoddy doesn't make dress shoes, they make moccasins.  Not the moccasins you buy from Minetonka, LL Bean or Sperry; which share enough similarities with true moccasins...

suede loafers

Suede shoes for the summer?  'Kid has gone mad,' you may exclaim.  In the most traditional sense suede is meant for country shoes.  But the good old Duke did away with that.  So I suppose for the last few decades suede has mostly been thought of as a fall and winter thing.  But even that is errant, at least...

2013 us open

Every now and then there comes an event that requires one to put almost everything else on hold.  For me right now that is the 2013 US Open at Merion Golf Club.   I am in the fortunate position that I live only a few miles from the course and I am also volunteering as a hole marshal so I...

Admittedly, they are not for everyone, but croakies are one of the finer things in life.  A simple and practical pleasure. I know nothing of their history, you know, how they came about and stuff like that.  But am rather familiar with their current place which seems to be heavily rooted in the preppy, 'bro' and southern style circles.  Or...

au pied de cuchon review

A wedding drew me up to Burlington, Vermont this past weekend.  It was a grand affair.  Fortunately, afterward, I had the pleasure of taking a quick trip up to Montreal on Sunday/Monday.  I was mostly curious about the city's culture, vibe and food; thankfully, I think I got a good idea for the place and I like it.  The...

So what you all don't know about me is that I like traveling and food about as much as I like style.  Sometimes they go hand in hand and other times they do not.  So why do I bring this up?  Well, for well over a year now I have debated talking about food, but have continually opted not...

belgian shoes

Grecian slippers are the new Belgian Shoes.  Since I first saw them I have always loved the look of Belgian Shoes.  However, I could never bring myself to purchase a pair.  Everyone swears by their comfort.  I’ve tried them on myself and agree, although my wearing was minimal.  I suppose the price point was the biggest hurdle for me...

office-space-two-bobs

Soon after I started writing this blog I happened to watch Office Space for the umpteenth time.  Not only did it lead me to realize that I didn't give two shits about my job at the time, like Peter, but it also made me realize how much I needed a pair of leather suspenders.  As soon as I saw...

functioning sleeve buttons

There is all of this fanfare around functioning sleeve buttonholes.  Understandably so.  They do often signify some level of quality and attention to detail.  And then there are those who like to keep one or more of the buttons unbuttoned, that damned 'sprezzatura' thing that is so often taken too far.  Don't get me wrong here, I love functioning...

There are various schools of thought on wearing white bucks and spectators (which ill collectively refer to as 'white shoes'), no doubt.  Since my interest in men's style took hold a few years ago I have heard murmurings about the differences in the rule on the subject between the north and the south.  Something I had always attributed to...