The Mini Urban Gent & His Shoe Game.


We just got an email from an urban gent fan who wanted us to share these photos. This kid's sneaker game is sicker than most grown people, lol…



Louboutin Fall/Winter 2010 Zebra ‘Louis’ and Boot.

Christian Louboutin Fall/Winter 2010
Zebra ‘Louis’ and Boot.


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Now, This is what I’m talking about.

If you’re gonna give us Men’s Louboutin This is what we’re looking for, some down right elegantly unique luxury shoes.

The Summer Debate: Do Gentlemen Wear Sandals?


Guys, and gals for that matter, have been debating this for decades. Well, atleast over the past two decades. And the answer? Well, it’s not as simple as yes or no.

When searching for an answer on this topic, I got so many points of view… some said it was totally okay because the “manliest men” have been wearing them since the beginning of time: Roman gladiators, “Greek gods”, African kings… even Jesus. While others look at men in sandals as downright feminine, saying things like “I don’t wear anything that’s considered woman’s clothing, that includes purses, skirts, and sandals.”

Shoemaker in Dominican Republic

All the gentlemen wardrobe/styling books tend to avoid the topic of men in sandals. And when a book does mention it, it’s either sternly against it or indirectly snubs it. A friend told me that he once read a rule in Esquire Mag that stated, “You lose 61 percent of your respect for a man when you can see his toes through his shoes.” (or something like that).

With that said, plenty of well dressed gentlemen opt for a luxe pair of sandals when in sunny Rio de Janeiro, vacationing in Jamaica, or simply strolling through the cobblestone streets of Sicily. So, now you may ask– what’s the final verdict, can me wear sandals or not?

The Traditional -vs- The Nontraditional

The issue of gentlemen wearing sandals is simply a matter of the traditional versus the nontraditional. The Urban Gentleman who chooses the traditional route should not expose his toes; canvas lace-ups, decks shoes, loafers, and oxfords all worn sockless is how he keeps his feet cool in the summer months.

Traditional Urban Gentlemen should just go sockless

The Urban Gentleman that chooses the nontraditional route should wear sandals that match his style. And let’s be honest we can mentally flip through our rolodex of friends and picture which friends can pull off sandals and which can’t. The extremely environmentally conscious type, the world traveler type, and the vintage hipster type are just a few that I can see getting away with sandals.
The hipster urban gents can get away with just about anything

But whether traditional or nontraditional, flip-flops on the beach are just common sense. And sandals are just apart of life for the Urban Gents from island countries.

Disclaimer: If you are choosing to wear sandals, then please get a pedicure. There’s nothing worse than a man wearing sandals with unkempt feet. Make sure your toenails are cut and feet are moisturized, for more help go here.

Let’s do some manly sandal shopping:

Here’s a few sandal wearing guys from the
Spring/Summer 2010 Fashion Shows:

Designers above: Versace, Kenzo, Kris Van Assche, Trussardi, Hugo Boss, Michael Bastian, Louis Vuitton

Other articles to help prepare you for summer:
How To Keep Cool in the Summer
Summer Rolls

PHOTOS via: Street Style Kid (via Sartorialist, PimPamPum, JCreport),, flickr members: rachellake, The Messenger Image

Designer Sneakers: Lanvin, Prada, Louboutin, Armani, Gucci, Burberry, and more.

Just in case some of you guys aren’t familiar with the styles, I’ve posted a few designer sneakers below.

Jimmy Choo Sneaker Collection + The Rise of Men’s Designer Sneakers

Lanvin, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Louboutin, and now Jimmy Choo. The market for designer men’s sneakers is evolving at a rapid pace. In such an unstable economy, is this a wise move? Well, Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with Kanye led their shoes to be sold out… yeah $800-$1200 pair of shoes were sold out in a matter of days, some even sold out in hours (many were pre-ordered though).

Shoe connoisseurs are still hawking them on eBay for up to $2,000… yeah, pretty crazy. So, clearly there is a demand for these high-end sneakers.

Louboutin Spiked-Hi Top Sneaker, $835

With producers like Pharrell and Swizz Beatz tweeting about and wearing the new men’s Louboutin shoes, Christian has had alot of great publicity. I’m just curious about the overall sales of his studded shoes so far (if anyone has an idea, feel free to comment). And I really want to get a look at his complete collection because so far it seems to be never-ending, lol.

3 of Jimmy Choo’s high-top sneakers

Jimmy Choo will be adding his fancy kicks to his pre-fall 2010 collection. There will be 8 styles, 5 high tops and 3 low tops. The materials for Choo’s sneakers will range from suede to patent leather to snakeskin. And the price? $470 to $630. That’s a few hundred lower than his luxury sneaker counterparts, so the price is definitely more economy conscious (in terms of luxury footwear)… But I guess the question is: will the lower price mean he’ll sell more? maybe even sell-out faster? Or will his lower price tag just leave him with lower profit margins? Only time will tell. The Jimmy Choo sneaker collection will be available to purchase online in May.


What do you guys think about the rise in men’s designer sneakers? Which ones are your favorite? Are you willing to buy them or will you stick to your $50 Chuck Taylors, $100 Supras, and $150 Jordans?

(louis vuitton sneaker price chart below)

Christian Louboutin Men’s Shoes: Sneakers, Brogues, Loafers. Swizz Beatz Insider Loubi Scoop.

Swizz Beatz and Christian Louboutin, 2009

Producer Swizz Beatz has been tweeting photos of Louboutin sneakers for months…. and Christian Louboutin has been giving shout-outs and thank yous to both Pharrell and Swizz (while even showing love to Alicia and her latest album) on his Loubi Blog too. (her album is pretty hot btw).

There’s the well-known studded high-tops, brogues, and slippers. Then there’s the others that aren’t for sale quite yet, like the colorful, red and blue, and animal textured sneakers. Can’t wait to see what’s next…

Click here to see Pharrell as the Louboutin Don in his Freddy Flats and studded Loubi Sneaks.

Check out a complete collection
of Swizz Beatz Twitter pictures below:

This is probably the best looking group of Louboutin Men’s Shoes I’ve seen.
The silverish croc and and the black on black studded are my favorite.

Reggie Bush and Swizz Beatz showing off
the gold-studded Loubi Sneakers.

Swizz Beatz has even gotten his son involved in the Loubi revolution

Buy your own pair below:

(more pictures, including Kanye in Loubi slippers below)

Kanye in Paris rockin’ the rollerball Louboutin loafers

Freddy Flats
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