Journal Standard has definitely seen some good blog time in the last year but most of us still haven't seen any of their products in North America. They retail well, make nice items and do a great job on their footwear. This spring they've hooked up with the classic Minnetonka moccasin makers for a great looking driving shoe. I really like the lighter color stitching around the toe with the deep brown for the majority of the shoe. These would definitely be a nice subtle step away from the boat shoe if you were looking for that in the next couple months. Minnetonka has been around since 1964 so you can only assume they know how to make a good shoe. The last detail the won me over is the full laces. A lot of shoes in this style don't have long enough laces to really give them a good tie-up.