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 …

Madly Bags: 2010 Collection

A new label making leather bags as ruggedly simple as the far-flung lands that inspired them

The Madly, a new line of sturdy leather bags, puts the emphasis on crude, functional designs and hand-crafted production. Directed toward the male market, the bags share a simplicity and rough-hewn charm perfect for travel or as an everyday carryall and designed to get better with age. Produced in the Philippines, the line was founded by Jake Quellman and Melanie Dizon (the latter had an …