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We spotted Clae at the capsule show in July, but we thought we’d take a moment to examine the full set. The looks range from low-key loafers to Thriller-esque hightops, but the middle ground is where the real action is.

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This one’s the Whitman, and it’s the best they’ve got as far as we’re concerned. They call the color “Caramel/Walnut” but we’d settle for orange/beige. It works nicely as a casual substitute for those brown oxfords, and works even better under a pair of dark jeans. Consider yourself advised.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom