January 30, 2010
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Dior Homme Chukka, via HB as always.
At this point in short history of IYK, it should be fairly obvious that I have a thing for shoes.
Hiroshi Fujiwara is on point as always. Via DQM.
Hair and shoes say it all. Everything in between is forgivable as long as you keep it simple. Trying to talk with your clothes is passive-aggressive.
–Rick Owens, Rules of Style on Details.com. Total classic.
Jak & Jill has an absolutely gorgeous (vaguely pornographic) look at Louis Vuitton's F/W 2010 Accessories
Kr3w has a new line of understated skate-inspired styles.
The Kr3w Jackson is a nice take on a dressed-up plimsol or dressed-down derby
The piping reminds me of the Zuriick Beata, which I've had my eyes on for a while now
I haven't owned a pair of Sambas in forever, but (like everyone else I know) there was a good four-year stretch where they were the only shoe I owned. As in, one pair lasted me four years. Good times.
Onitsuka Tiger's Mexico 66 in a new slimmer "DX" version. Notice that the Samba above also appears to have the Mexico 66's trademark "X" detailing on the heel.
As with so many things on this blog, a shameless self-promotion: I've been getting a lot of comments on my Swear Jimmy oxfords. It really is a beautiful shoe and I would seriously consider getting another pair.
Some tasty new dishes by Gourmet
While I’m on the subject, the Coolhunter has a feature on premium shoe stores. The only one I recognize is Wish in Atlanta, pictured above. (Complex recently interviewed Wish GM Frank Cooke.) Now that I think of it, Wish looks a bit like NYC’s Alife Rivington Club. Nike’s 21 Mercer and DQM hold their own as well, but I still think that Wish sets the standard for concept-y retail. (While I was in Beijing, I scoped out Deal and the Source, but I never made it to Mess.)
Old school via HB Streetsnaps