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This Tretorn item won’t be in stores until March, but we couldn’t resist a quick preview. As you can tell from the cord around the heel, it’s very much a boat shoe, but the laces in front have been swapped out for a monkstrap-style band—combining two of our favorite kinds of shoe. It’s a good idea, and not just because of the casual loafer vibe. By our lights, the top-sider is ripe for a few forward-thinking twists, and this is the best one we’ve seen so far.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom