A Tale of Two Shoes

September 20, 2021

A Tale Of Two Shoes

In 2015, Dan Roan sat down with Lance Armstrong for a BBC interview, which took place in Armstrong’s bike shop…

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How to Get a Good Pair of Cowboy Boots

August 17, 2021

How To Get A Good Pair Of Cowboy Boots

In the late 1960s, the United States was sharply divided in a culture war that Bruce Boyer once characterized as…

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Finding the Perfect Loafer

June 28, 2021

Finding The Perfect Loafer

If I could only have three pairs of shoes, I’d go with a pair of loafers, some Norwegian split-toes, and…

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The Best Remote Shoe Repair Option

December 8, 2020

The Best Remote Shoe Repair Option

About seven years ago, I started sending all my shoe repair jobs down to Willie’s Shoe Service after having a…

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Dress Sneakers are Alarmingly Popular

November 16, 2020

Dress Sneakers Are Alarmingly Popular

Imagine you had an interview scheduled with a former President of the United States. It could be anyone in history,…

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How To Take Care Of Your Shoes

March 31, 2020

How To Take Care Of Your Shoes

With so much more time at home, I’ve been using the opportunity to take care of some household chores. Over…

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Fall's Most Affordable Boots, Blundstones

November 5, 2019

Fall’s Most Affordable Boots, Blundstones

A couple of years ago, I started seeing Blundstones pop up in my Bay Area neighborhood. Superficially, they’re a workwear…

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Useful Fall/ Winter Shoes

October 15, 2019

Useful Fall/ Winter Shoes

Like many people, I have too many shoes. Behind each of my closet doors, shoes are hanging from shoe organizers…

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Update on Brooks Brothers' Alden Shoes

September 30, 2019

Update On Brooks Brothers’ Alden Shoes

What a bummer. Earlier this year, we published a post about how Brooks Brothers is replacing their Alden-made shoes with…

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Japan's Shoeshine Champions Explain Proper Shoe Care

June 19, 2019

Japan’s Shoeshine Champions Explain Proper Shoe Care

Last year, nearly fifty people, amateurs and professionals included, gathered into a room to compete for the title of being…

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A Suggestion for Your First Good Pair of Shoes

March 18, 2019

A Suggestion For Your First Good Pair Of Shoes

On the subreddit Male Fashion Advice, which is dedicated to helping men dress better, newer members will occasionally come up…

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The Most Comfortable You Can Feel at Home

December 20, 2018

The Most Comfortable You Can Feel At Home

A couple of years ago, I was talking to Wall Street Journal columnist Christina Binkley about how men’s clothes have gotten a lot more comfortable…

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