For the uninitiated, the language of masculine shoes can be a bit tricky. Luckily, we have all the pertinent information so that you will be well-versed in the styles and well heeled! We'll start with the most popular of our unisex shoes: brogues. Blame Agyness Deyn for the recent resurgence of these serious flats, which are typically laced, made from heavy leather, and boast a perforated toecap decoration. The brand that is emblematic of this style—Church's, the esteemed British purveyors of hand-crafted brogues since 1873—were once reserved for London bankers and the landowning elite, but now they're available on net-a-porter.com! Even more proof that these lace-ups are making their mark: George Esquivel, a cobbler from Southern California, was just honored with a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nomination for his heavenly hand-made goods.
(picture from what wear daily's news letter)