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23 Ways to Monk Strap


Consider the monk strap. Holy. Strappy. Fits nicely on your feet.

They’re the jack-of-all-trades of footwear: a dressed-up high shine for your company’s holiday party, a casual snuff suede for a Sunday stroll in the park, maybe a middle-of-the-road cap toe for the boardroom.

With so many options/so many occasions, navigating these waters can be tricky—so we went ahead and compiled the essential guide to monk-strapage.

Check out all 23 after the jump.»

Behold: The Ultimate Summer Shoe


We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: cotton sneakers are the ultimate summer accomplices.

And we may have found the perfect specimens, courtesy of the newly launched Greats Brand, just in time for high summer.

And we’re not just saying that because they’re only 60 bucks. They’ve also got some high-end tricks: bar-tacked stitching for sturdiness, Italian vulcanized soles for traction and a deerskin toecap for... well, just being way cooler than your average rubber version. The minds behind this new direct-to-consumer footwear venture are a couple of industry vets, including Ryan Babenzian—who you might recognize as the guy responsible for resurrecting prepster-rebel brand Boast. And they’re promising that this is only the beginning of more handsomeness heading toward your feet.

A few more looks at your red, white and blue options after the jump.»

The Kempt Five


Every Wednesday from here on out, we’re giving you a piece of our minds. Actually, more like five pieces. It’s a chance to get a deeper look into what makes the minds behind Kempt tick—you know, beyond the usual Internet handsomeness we’re serving up daily. So, welcome to our most personal weekly feature: The Kempt Five.

Without further ado, the shoes, pizzas and furniture we’re digging this week.»