I wasn’t too sure what would come about after the first time I heard of Florsheim, one of the oldest shoe makers from over a century that’s still around today, teaming up with the new age designer Duckie Brown. Danny Livingston of the partnership gave me one of the best history lessons on the two brands, as well as a nice insight into Brooklyn history. On top of his lecture, a lot of ‘classic’ footwear brands were thrown around while I grew up, but one that was always instilled as the best was Florsheim. To this day, I still hold that true when looking for a new pair. Whether it be a pair of Loafers or Longwings, they’re one of the very best for any man’s closet.
A little tweak thrown in for measure on top of a brand that’s been around since the 19th century is beyond words. It’s the thing that gets me excited about this whole thing we call ‘menswear’ and ‘fashion’. Not afraid to put a little color on a pair of classic handmade wingtips never hurt anyone, especially in this day and time. If you’re a bit bored with your daily pair of dress shoes, a handsome navy blue or hunter green will give that suit or trousers the finishing touch. Time and time again I have heard that the shoes are the most important aspect of anyone’s look, so let us all try and make it the very best. Florsheim and Duckie Brown do all the hard-work for us. Head over to Barney’s and Odin in New York to get your fill.