men's street style espadrilles
Our next featured style essential? Men's espadrilles… the perfect summer kick-around shoe, along with your canvas lace-ups of course.
And this year designers and brands have really expanded their espadrille offerings, they're not just offering the basic slip-on anymore… we've got high-top espadrilles, lace-up espadrilles, suede espadrilles, even leather espadrilles.Check it all out below:
Check out the complete Spring Summer Men's Style Guide, here.
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There are always new products coming out, and most of it ends up being pretty damn mediocre, yanno #basic. But when you combine former Adidas U.S. and Japan President, Rob Langstaff, and well-known artist/designer Todd Alan Breland you get more than mediocre. These guys combined their experience and expertise to create a new, design-focused footwear brand– RYZ. Initially starting with graphic focused designs, RYZ has recently introduced a new modern, streamlined line of sneakers– The G3-Series.The G3 kicks are meant to provide men a staple, "all-around sneaker"– something you can wear with cargo shorts or a suit. I'm not always keen on sneakers -and- suit pairings, but I can easily see these with a slim-fit casual suit. In the words of RYZ Founder Rob Langstaff and Creative Director Todd Breland, "By combining the refined sensibility of dress shoes with the comfort and aesthetics of athletic footwear, RYZ challenges convention creating a refreshing foundation for men of every generation".
Some of the design work of Todd Breland: Coca-Cola, Absolut/Kanye West, Elephant.
To take it a step further you can customize the G3-Series: the style, the color, and the soles. So we gave it a try…
AND of course in true Urban Gentleman fashion we're going to giveaway a pair of H-G3 in black or white (courtesy of RYZ) . Plus, for the next month you can get 20% off RYZ sneakers using the code: RYZ-Dietch-20UrbanGent. Start creating a custom pair by going, here.
To win: Follow on Twitter, Fan on Facebook, and/or sign-up for T.U.G Mail. Then simply comment or retweet. And as always the more ways you enter the higher your chances of winning. Also be sure to Like RYZ on Facebook. (winners are chosen via random.org)
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So Jimmy Choo is moving beyond designer sneakers for men, and into a whole line of men's shoes. The line is said to have been created with a range of men in mind from artists to investment bankers. And I suppose that's why it just seems sort of… average to me at the moment. Sometimes when you design with too many people in mind, the ideas get a little watered down (only sometimes).
Jimmy Choo Men's Showroom
The collection has nice basics though: a biker boot, loafer, monk strap, sneaker, etc. I was looking for atleast one standout shoe amongst the line. But then again, when I think about what Jimmy Choo women's shoes are classically known for, it's top-notch craftsmanship and extreme comfort (even if they're 6 inch stilettos). So maybe the men's shoes will stick with that same blueprint for now and creatively branch out later.
Jimmy Choo Winter/Fall 2011 Men's Shoe Collection:
Calf Monk Strap Crocodile
Biker Boot Rugged Suede Shearling
Evening Slipper Porno Paisley
High Top Trainer Flannel Shearling Charcoal
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Inspired by the ruggedness of the Land Rover and the rugged/mountaineering trends, check out these boots: