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Ten Great Sneakers for Spring

May 1, 2017

Ten Great Sneakers For Spring

Every year around this time, I get an itch to buy a new pair of sneakers. Warmer weather calls for…

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The Laziest Shoes Money Can Buy: Penny Loafers for Spring

April 19, 2017

The Laziest Shoes Money Can Buy: Penny Loafers For Spring

Writer George Plimpton was many things, including an occasional actor. Among his credits was a stint as an extra in…

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Always Be Prepared

April 10, 2017

Always Be Prepared

With the warmer months coming here’s hoping you get to spend some of your vacation days hitting the roads or…

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The Official List of Shoe Care Essentials

April 6, 2017

The Official List Of Shoe Care Essentials

1. Shoes. Hopefully nice ones.  2. Shoe polish or wax. Meltonian was discontinued last year, so if you’re looking for…

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Wheat Timbs: On Getting it Right the First Time

March 30, 2017

Wheat Timbs: On Getting It Right The First Time

An article from the New York Times that always stuck with me, especially since it came out shortly after I…

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New Arrivals in the Put This On Shop

March 6, 2017

New Arrivals In The Put This On Shop

We’ve been busy lately in the ole PTO Shop getting in a brand new wave of eclectic goodies. And, being…

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Reconsidering Black Shoes

February 15, 2017

Reconsidering Black Shoes

Black shoes have gotten a bum rap over the years. As Pete once noted, switching to brown footwear has become…

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Tremendous Value: Beckett Simonon

February 6, 2017

Tremendous Value: Beckett Simonon

I’ve always hated how good clothes can feel out of reach. If you’re not dropping a lot of money on…

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Mood Indigo: Ten Indigo Items to Consider

January 11, 2017

Mood Indigo: Ten Indigo Items To Consider

I can’t imagine a wardrobe without indigo. This rich, beautiful shade of blue was originally produced from various species of…

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How Good Things Age

November 23, 2016

How Good Things Age

I love these photos of Chris’ shoes. He’s a fisherman in London who happens to have an affinity for Crockett…

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Finding Founders: A Solid, Affordable Shoe Brand

October 10, 2016

Finding Founders: A Solid, Affordable Shoe Brand

If you had $300 to spend on a pair of well-made shoes, you’d do a lot better in 2016 than…

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These Shoes are Ugly (and I Love Them)

September 22, 2016

These Shoes Are Ugly (and I Love Them)

Style bloggers love to talk about sleek European shoes. The kind made somewhere in Italy or England’s midlands, featuring shapely…

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A Guide to Retro Running Shoes

August 29, 2016

A Guide To Retro Running Shoes

In the 1970s, shortly after Japan fell in love with Ivy Style, the Japanese started noticing that American college students…

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Sandals: Actually Not Terrible

August 15, 2016

Sandals: Actually Not Terrible

Sandals are tough sell in the menswear community. Along with black suits and cargo shorts (two things often worn poorly,…

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