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Sebago brings back the Dockside for SS11

By Laura on March 15th, 2011

The Dock shoe is set to be a big trend this summer, combining statement style and functionality. One brand who does this particularly well is Sebago. Their cult classic Dockside shoe has been re-invented just in time for Spring/Summer 2011.

The dockside is a great way to brighten up your look and maintain casual sophistication throughout the summer months. The collection is hand sewn using coloured, reverse suede leathers, mixing it with a unique two tone finish, complimented with tonal, slip-resistant and non-marking soles.

The shoe is available in both a high and low cut.



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YMC’s snake-effect deck shoes: a new twist on old faithful

By Colin Chapman on February 26th, 2009

ymc0087gry_M1.jpgThe predicted standoff between desert boot and deck shoe as Spring/Summer shoe of choice has yet to be seen. To my mind the deck shoe would win anyhow – it actually looks better as it gets battered with age and can be worn with thick socks on chilly days or show off a tanned ankle on others. So, it may be (at least) the second S/S we’ve seen the preppy choice of footwear but there’s no sign of them disappearing on the street.

And now YMC have created a sublime option – the snakeskin effect deck shoe. YMC have always had the touch with shoes and remain unaffected by trends, following a confident path that alway spells cool. Available from Liberty’s men’s shoe department or from OkiNi online. Incidentally, they’re snake-effect leather not real snakeskin – just in case you have reptile sympathies, or are just plain squeamish.



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Falke invisible socks

By admin on May 19th, 2008

falke.jpgWhile nice in theory, not wearing socks with footwear is pretty uncomfortable. Ankle socks are better than normal socks for summer, but you can still see them – so the effect you’re going for is ruined. If you like the idea of not wearing socks but hate the reality of it, then these Falke invisible socks are for you.

Low enough to wear in even boat shoes, these will protect your feet from the inside while fooling everyone into thinking that you’re going sockless. They’ve even got an anti-slip system that keeps them on your feet – which is handy as you’d look bizarre adjusting invisible socks all the time. These are available from Falke’s website for €7.



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More boat shoes! this time from Band of Outsiders

By admin on May 8th, 2008

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If we said phrases like ‘so and so is the new so and so’ we’d say that boat shoes are the new Puma for Brandish. The latest hoppers onto the boat shoe bandwagon are Band of Outsiders. Their new collaboration is with boat shoe specialists Sperry topsider.

With piping and boat shoes becoming increasingly popular nowadays, these effectively hit two trends with one shoe. There’s also the added luxury of knowing that these were made with people who know how to make good boat shoes, meaning it won’t be badly made overpriced nonsense, like a pair of Armani jeans or something. You can get these from eluxury for $265.



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Victoria Plimsolls

By admin on April 29th, 2008

plimsolls.jpgYou know when you kinda like something, but just not enough to buy it? That’s how I feel about boat shoes. Not that they’re not great – and I’m not just saying this to avoid any unnecessary attacks on the blessed colour purple – It’s just that I prefer trainers that look similar to boat shoes over actual boat shoes. Like these Victoria plimsolls.

They’ve got everything I like about boat shoes – they’re navy, low cut and would allow your ankle to breathe during the hot summer – and they have the added bonus of not taking on all the quirks of the boat shoe. Oh, and they cost a grand total of £18, as they’re on sale. If you shop like a man, then this would mean a lot to you.




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