When I think of how narrow the part of the Attire language is that pertains to men in the western world, it makes me sad. So much delight is out there, so many options both practical and attractive. But we boys cling to our black and gray. I thought this especially true of footwear, which, (with the exception of sport shoes), is unrelievedly dull.
Now, I'm a self acknowledged shoe whore. I scour shops looking for shoes that are not the common run. The idea of owning and wearing any of these oxfords makes me smile inside. And why can't men's shoes walk down this design path at last? Things are opening up for men in the Attire language, so their footwear should as well. Sure there have been some slight inroads made at the top end of things, but by and large what is available at the RTW level is bland and uninspired.
And I'm not suggesting that this has to be expensive. Increased use of robotics means that more elaboration is possible for little cost increase.
So take a gander at these. Which ones do you want?