But that doesn’t mean you should be plodding around in a pair of clunky rubber boots. Luckily there are a few shoemakers out there cobbling together rubber and nylon—and even waterproof suede—for more elegant solutions to keeping your feet dry.
You may have noticed over the past weekend: you weren’t the only person wearing a pair of white canvas sneakers—or “plimsolls” to the Anglophiles—not by a long shot. Hence, it might be time to start considering a pair cut from a different, more colorful cloth.
We’ve filtered through all of the online sale noise and graded your best options out there, should you feel inclined to do any menswear browsing this weekend...
For the Laid-Back Trad:Steven Alan’s hotly anticipated online sample sale has hit the web. Up to 70% off his single-needle shirting and plenty more good stuff. Discount: A+ Sizes Available: B Selection: A+
For the Fashion-Forward:Blackbird has just launched their semiannual sale, with everything from furniture to aprons marked down. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: C+ Selection: B-
For the Swedish Fishing:Tretorn is having a midsummer celebration by marking 30% off all regular-price items for this weekend only (through Monday). Discount: A Sizes Available: A Selection: A
Your work style: impeccable. Your weekend wardrobe: masterful in the extreme. But once you’re away from your closet—say, on a late-winter escape to warmer climes—it’s easy to lapse into a few days of flip-flops and ratty tees...
It happens to the best of us (even a Style Guy or two), but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do. Herewith, a few easily packed items that will keep you in fine sartorial form while you’re away in the tropics...
The shoe started life as a Tretorn Nylite (we’ve gushed about them before), then got a fluorescent dye job from Atlanta trad guru Sid Mashburn to become the glorious creature you see before you. The technical name is Optical Bright Fluorescent Yellow GN—but that’s a fancy way of saying they’re going to be the brightest shoes you own, ideal for the next time you need to out-blare some madras pants.
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.