Menswear Label Willem’s Contrasting Artistic Influences

Ahead of the brand's first-ever NYC pop-up, we speak with founder Sean McDonagh

Menswear brand Willem—under the direction of founder and creative lead Sean McDonagh—reimagines staples with contrasting artistic influences. The newest collection, FW19’s Pavement Preacher, includes nods to Dash Snow, Glenn O’Brien, Richard Prince, and silhouettes from Clint Eastwood’s Pale Rider. When investigating “cowboy” style (which comes and goes), McDonagh saw an opportunity to address the root of its most recent resurgence. Brushing aside the trendier traits, …

Distinct Dress Shoes

Five unconventional takes on men's formal footwear

While many menswear designers continue to rethink heritage workwear styling, others are returning to the classics to find inspiration in formal footwear. Recent dress shoe design toys with tradition with daring moves toward bold soles and contrasting patterns. Pioneered by the likes of Mark McNairy, many designers have offered their take in new collections, promoting a playful side of menswear. Here are five of our …

Shaun White Shoes for Target

Lifelong skater (and Olympian snowboarder) debuts his affordable skate shoes for Target

Building out his line for Target, gold-medal snowboarder Shaun White’s first collection of skate shoes drops in stores this week. In of-the-moment colors like electric blue, gray, black and maroon, each pair makes a bid to be an everyday shoe, covering all the bases with fat laces, thick outsoles, suede uppers and double stitched construction. Target sent over a pair for us to check out …