Summer has arrived which means that here in Boston more and more men are whipping up out their flippy floppies. There is a time and a place to let your little toes wiggle in the cool breeze, and walking through your city on your way to work is not one of them. On that note, I’d like to draw attention to a brand that’s been making beautiful men’s footwear. Oak Street Bootmakers‘ collection of boots, loafers, boat shoes, and oxfords will keep your feet looking appropriate and handsome.
Founder George Vlagos, the son of a cobbler, spent his youth apprenticing in his father’s shop. With Oak Street Bootmakers, George seeks to uphold the heritage of fine shoemaking by designing footwear that is handcrafted here in the USA by shoemakers with more than 20 years experience. Quality and comfort are a result of the highest levels of production quality with renowned Horween Chromexcel leather (Horween is a fellow Chicago based company). And each shoe features a replaceable sole which ensures a lifetime of love and wear.
Last week, Oak Street launched two new styles to add to their already solid Trench collection. The Trench Chukka and the Trench Oxford are great examples of the durability, quality, and comfort of the brand’s footwear. Featuring Horween Chromexcel leather, Goodyear Welt Construction, and oiled Waterlock soles on the Chukka and a Vibram sole on the Oxford. The Trench styles are built on the Elston Last which boasts exceptional fit and shape along with the durability needed for everyday wear. I’m especially partial to the Chukka and its versatility for dress and casual occasions.