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Monday
Oct192015

Alden One Piece Slip-on

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01. Calf leather.

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The Japanese shop Doo-Bop has worked with longstanding US footwear specialists Alden, to produce an exclusive pared down slip-on. Cut from a single piece of supple cowhide, this unique model would be a great choice for anyone searching for a loafer style devoid of tassels, penny detailing and other classic attributes. For me the beauty of this shoe resides in its no-nonsense design, as I often find these other bells and whistles too traditional, or else a little superfluous. 

Available from Doo-Bop

Tuesday
Jun242014

Bru Na Boinne Aloha Shirt

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—01. 55% Rayon, 45% Cotton.

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It might not be in the same realm as a hand-painted vintage original, but this Aloha shirt by Japanese brand Bru Na Boinne is the best contemporary version I've seen in a long time. The lightweight fabric, the subtle combination of greys and pinks, and the simplicity of the asymmetrical flamingo pattern – with what looks like a stingray and a diver thrown in for good measure – add up to something very special. I was sold as soon as I laid eyes on it.

Available at Doo-Bop