Six Summer Sandals for Men

A selection of summer sandals evolved from the familiar flip-flop

Sandals can be a sartorial conundrum, particularly for men. But designers have not shied away from the often-reviled footwear, with stylish options for boardwalks, barbecues and city streets. From rope to leather, here are six open-toed options for guys. J. Crew J. Crew makes the classic flip-flop in a grown-up, durable leather that is just as easy to wear. Exclusively online or from the catalog …

Rokin Footwear

Traditionally crafted shoes made for the modern man

by Miriam Brafman Modern soles with a vintage aesthetic help Rokin Footwear successfully blend traditional European craftsmanship with urban appeal for a stylishly simple and wholly versatile shoe. Christoffer Brattin—the man behind the Gothenburg, Sweden-based company—launched the first collection of men’s shoes in the fall of 2007. “I started Rokin because I thought there was a need for quality shoes at a nice price for …

Gilbert & Lewis

A new label peddling confidently off-center American classics for an upscale Green Acres aesthetic

Veteran designer Jose Abellar recently left his post at Gap to put his own spin on classic American style, creating Gilbert & Lewis, where high fashion meets functional plaids. An expression of Abellar’s favorite fashion components, Gilbert & Lewis is an evolved view of sportswear boasting bold colors, great patterns and slim fits. The inaugural Spring/Summer collection (above) features a fresh color scheme inspired by …