Eurostar arrivals at St Pancras International at the weekend was an unexpected source of fashion inspiration. Tanned legs and some great shorts were on display (kudos to the baggy seersucker and faded pink preppy shorts-wearers respectively). But what really caught my eye were some great moccasins on the feet of traveling bucks from both sides of the Channel. Often used interchangeably with loafer, deck shoe and the horribly-named car shoe, to be specific about it, the moccasin differs from its cousins in its slouchiness, being created from softer hides, with a thin sole and negligible heel, qualities derived from their Native American heritage. I’ve been wearing the Minnetonka moose-hide ones here after picking them up in Williamsburg last summer and can report great comfort and the ability to pad about unheard as though you’re out in your slippers. A welcome twist on the all-American deck shoe too.
Posts Tagged ‘Moccasins’
Purple moccasins are where it’s at, no seriously. Actually I totally see what Bon Vivant means. [SavoirVivre]
Jeff Buckley is such an great style icon for this season, why didn’t I think of it first?! No go and listen to Grace. [Style Salvage]
Fund the design, get Jimyo’s t-shirt. Simple as that. [Hide Your Arms]
The fish print on Tretorn’s pumps is so beautiful it almost brings tears to my eyes. Almost! That’s just a er… A dusty eyelash in my contact lens. [Nylon for Guys]
I’ve been slightly Sartorialist obsessed lately, but seeing as his Men.Style blog is pretty well hidden within the site, I thought I’d bring this post to your attention. In it, he notes that Italian men have taken to purple the same way British men take to grey. Now that it’s summer, they’ve graduated from purple sweaters to moccasins.
Being a lover of all things purple, I love the look. But what do you guys think? Vote in the poll after the jump.