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Mark McNairy for Engineered Garments Long Wings

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—01. Daiki pointing out the subtle leather contrast.

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Daiki Suzuki and Mark McNairy are no strangers to creating classic menswear with subtle twists and that's just what they did with these long wings. They feature mismatched sections of pebbled full grain leather and smooth calf skin - an almost trademark Nepenthes detail. I'm a big fan of long wings and both designers, so the result is unsurprisingly one of the better new footwear options available this season.

&mdashAvailable at Tres Bien Shop

Reader Comments (9)

what is the difference with Alden's longwing?
August 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterumen
These are very pretty, no doubt. My lingering doubt with this kind of product is that you're paying a whacking premium for the names attached and the design element is a bit negligable. McNairy shoes are just made my Sanders anyway aren't they ? If you want this kind of shoe I'd tend towards Church's or Tricker's - really high end, top quality gear, rather more honestly labelled. Just a thought. Still love the show Steve...
August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThom
na - thats pretty funny, thanks for the link.

Thom - I don't think Sanders should be considered a sub-par shoe making factory. They make a great product and they also offer these designers the ability to be more creative and flexible in what they are producing. Of course with multiple parties needing to sell the product, the price may be higher without the actual quality going up, but you still have a special, unique shoe that is made quite well.
August 20, 2010 | Registered CommenterRyan Willms
Any word on whether or not these will be available at the Nepenthes shop in New York?

And what can I say? That's a pretty sweet jacket Michael Douglas wears in Falling Down.
August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiego
I absolutely rate Sanders. In fact I think if you're after a pair of blue suede bucks with a brick red sole you may as well buy them direct for £150 rather than pay the £50 extra to get McNairy's name printed inside ! As for these, like I said they're very pretty, but as someone who can only justify paying this sort of cash for shoes occasionally, I'd probably choose something with a little more design interest or a premium brand that's going to last a lifetime...
August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThom
In England, sanders are down the pecking order when it comes to shoes.

Crocket and Jone's, Church's, John Lobb, and Trickers all are seen of higher quality. So one is paying a premium for the name, when you consider that the Mc Nairy bucks are now sold on sanders website, although in a different last.
August 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpr
Can anyone ID the shoes Daiki is wearing?
August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMe
These do not even compare to the Trickers x nepenthes that are great, heavy duty shoes with a rugged, thick outsole. Something that could easily relate to the past EG rugged aesthetic.

These are not ugly but look a bit fragile and the low profile sole makes em look like a dress shoe.
August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichel

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