Obscur

Dramatic, artisanally-crafted menswear from a rising Swedish label

Easily one of the most slept-on labels in its native Sweden, Richard Söderberg’s Obscur is arguably one of the most progressive fashion brands coming out of Europe. The label’s strength lies in its balance of color, material and cut, inspired by the misty surroundings of Söderberg’s Helsingborg home and dark Scandinavian music. Although moodily Gothic, the idea that only wearing a piece fully expresses and …

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 …