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The Gaziano & Girling Trunk Show

Gaziano & Girling have been busy.

The Northampton shop first caught our eye as The Armoury’s favorite source for wingtips, but like most cobblers, they’re also in the market for custom jobs. Unlike most cobblers, they’re wont to get pretty adventurous, with tricks like seamless broguing, alligator leathers and what looks to be a whole new species of loafer.

When they stopped by the West Village’s Leffot yesterday, we were able to see the whole batch up close.

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Alfred Sargent’s Monkstrap Brogue

Alfred Sargent’s Monkstrap Brogue

Anyone in New York should take heed: Alfred Sargent’s going to be stopping through town on September 22nd for a trunk show at Leffot, and the goods we’ve seen are looking extremely tempting. Specifically, this half-polished longwing-monkstrap-brogue concoction known as the Benson. It’s one of the stranger shoes we’ve seen out of the tradsphere all year. Well played, Mr. Sargent.

Natalie Wood is the Original Dog Whisperer

Natalie Woodvia WBE

Meet the Mets: A recap of the Met Costume Gala, including Jay-Z’s impeccable white tux and proto-‘fro. [Esquire]

Protect Your Neck: The chaps at Brooks Brothers (who should know) walk you through the collars of the world. [Of Rogues and Gentlemen]

The Big Brogue: Another day, another handsome brogue. [Free/Man]

Small Pleasures: No matter your situation in life, it would probably be improved by owning a tote bag that says “Misc” on it. [Better Living Through Design]

Emma Roberts is Not Wearing a Seatbelt

Don’t Be An Idiot: A guide to when it is appropriate to bust out your phone. A little awareness goes a long way. [Gizmodo]

Kind of Blue: The blue brogue continues its hitting streak. Time to start hunting for your pair. [You Have Broken the Internet]

In Other Words, Stick With The Coffee: In praise of creative routines. [The 99 Percent]

Life in Plastic: Sart Inc leads the charge on croc-ian boat shoes. Skepticism is warranted. [Sartorially Inclined]

A Touch of Gray


The leather-on-suede-on-leather brogue is a classic, but that’s not to say it couldn’t benefit from a little refreshment.

This industrial gray version comes from London’s b store, a boutique label that’s caught our eye a few times before. Naturally, if you need something to wear with your three-piece, we’d stick with the traditional brown-on-brown. But if you’re trying to class up a pair of semi-faded jeans, these might be just the thing.

That is, if you don’t mind doing a little math to figure out your British shoe size.

Ms. Wasson, Mr. Hart, and the High Life


Garage Days: Erin Wasson had a garage sale this weekend, for anti-materialist reasons. That explains why we always see her wearing so little. [Fashion is Spinach]

Shoegaze: Doug Hart of The Jesus & Mary Chain explains his love of brogues. We always wondered where that name came from… [Vice]

The Great Southwest: Michael Williams hits SXSW with a Condé Nast expense account and an unflappable journalistic instinct. [Material Interest]

Toeing the Line: Ben Bernanke and Tim Geithner wore the same tie before congress today. So much for interagency coordination… [Gawker]

Wellingtons Redone, Beer And Babes, And Team USA's Tragic Flaw


Rubberized Chucks: John Varvatos has gone rainboot on us with his newest Converse. [Refinery 29]

Frat Boy Crushed: Tucker Max, infamous misogamist and blogger, somehow lands movie deal; critics have proceeded to trash the script and the man. [Gawker]

Bespoke Brogues: These understated leather classics will leave you wondering why you didn't know about them earlier in the summer. [A Suitable Wardrobe]

Ballin’ Status: Young USA basketballers may have gotten into some scandalous massage-related trouble. Looks like Kobe may be buying another huge diamond ring. [NY Mag]

Estex Bags: This old saddle maker has transferred its prowess as a producer of fine goods into canvas bags. [A Continuous Lean]

World Diplomacy, Belted Bikinis and the Quarter Brogue


Belt It: The unimpeachable virtues of the belted bikini. [MyFashionLife]

Lapel Diplomacy: Yet another world leader embarrasses his people with poor fashion sense. Sarkozy is looking better and better… [Manolo for the Men]

The Crew: J. Crew opens a men’s only store in Tribeca. Maybe Chelsea would have been more appropriate… [DNR]

No Quarter: Gianni Agnelli gives us a lesson on quarter brogues from beyond the grave. [A Suitable Wardrobe]

Fuzzy Logic: As Chris Rock presciently advised, “take off that silly-ass hat.” [The Cool Hunter]