Posts Tagged ‘shoes’

Zonkey Boots

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There's a new luxury Austrian shoe brand around, its name? Zonkey Boot. Sounds sorta weird huh? And yes, the name is meant to sound like a cross between "Zebra and Donkey"…

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St.Crispin shoe designer Michael Rollig explains, "So, what is a Zonkey [you may ask]? Zonkeys are crossbreeds and come in various shapes; the mixture of their features [are] unpredictable. They are a man made attempt to create something new from known ingredients, in this case genes. Looking at a Zonkey one finds himself searching for the Zebra’s and the Donkey’s attributes; some are visible, some are hidden and the distribution is different in each specimen. [So] what is Zonkey Boot? Our ongoing attempt to create heavenly shoes."

I guess that makes sense… they already have the ingredients to make great shoes, but they want to create something that is unpredictable and new, like a Zonkey. I can dig it. The name is definitely catchy, and the shoes are pretty darn hot. So I'm sure these will be a success.

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Welts & Leisure (above). Hand-welted shoes — which many proclaim is the best method for making shoes (they'll last a lifetime), it's very time-consuming process and requires great skill, so it is "rare and precious" to have new hand-welted shoes these days.

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Zonkey Boot Urban Sports (above): The Italian province of Veneto, on the southern side of the alps, has a tradition of mountaineering shoe making. Zonkey Boot sports shoes are a minimalized version of the mountain boots, featuring all the technical requirements for urban outdoor use, like ortho-cork inlays and advanced rubber sole constructions.

 

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Kanye West in Fur, Lil Wayne in Teddy Bears

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Kanye West leaving his NYC Hotel in a full length fur coat, faded black crew neck tee, black leather pants, python skin and leather paneled backpack, and Air Jordan Retro 3 sneakers. (Let's be honest… We expect these types of looks from Kanye these days)

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Seems like Lil Wayne truly is the poster boy for Jeremy Scott (remember him in the Fruition x Jeremy Scott Bart Simpson ensemble). He's recently been seen rocking the Jeremy Scott Adidas Teddy Bears. Jeremy Scott is on the Adidas Originals by Originals team and he's been busting out many creations that continuously to sell out. (Check Lil Wayne giving us a little 90s Steez with the acid wash jeans)

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Holiday Giveaway #5: Heyday x Wrath Arcane Sneakers, Nixon Watch, 10Deep Snapback, (from Trucker Deluxe), and Buckyballs.

It's Friday so we figured let's have a bit more fun with the giveaway. So provided by Trucker Deluxe and Buckyballs we have an array of items for 6 lucky winners.

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While The Urban Gentleman often focuses on luxury, classic, and vintage items, we also delight in showing love to other styles, and today… well, this giveaway is for you Jereme Rogers, Terry Kennedy, pro-skater, street-wear loving gents. Checkout the giveaway items:

Heyday x Wrath Arcane Concept Shoes

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Heyday teamed up with minimalist streetwear brand Wrath Arcane to create The Concept, which takes the basic design of Heyday's Super Shift and tweaks it to create a sneaker unlike any other. Cost $170, here.

Nixon – The Rubber Re-Run Watch

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10Deep – 1995 Snap-Back Hat

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All items above are from Trucker Deluxe.

Now for something fun…

Who said adults can't have toys? Buckyballs are the latest craze in addictive and stress-relieving desktoys. So we're giving away 3 executive edition Buckyballs in silver, black, and gold.

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Check out this Buckyballs video:

Purchase Buckyballs here.

6 readers will be chosen. To win the Heyday x Wrath Arcane concept sneakers, Nixon watch, 10 Deep snapback, or Buckyballs you must comment on this post, comment on our Facebook, and/or re-tweet on Twitter.

Let us know the order in which you prefer the items. For Example: 1. Nixon watch 2. Heyday shoes, 3. Buckyballs, 4. 10 Deep hat. Depending on the order you're randomly drawn  you'll be given your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th choice.

Ethyn: 4 1/2. Young. & Fly.

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Looks like this young urban gent from our last post has been identified as 4 1/2 year old Ethyn. It took less than 24 hours, if that, after posting, for his mom to email us claiming her young fly son. She was told by friends and wanted us to know who he was… news travels soooo fast these days! His mother, Courtney, is a lover of hip-hop and has always wanted her kid to have alot of shoes… "Growing up I always wanted my kids to have as many shoes as possible so the majority of his shoes are picked out by his dad & I. He still doesn't really care much about his shoes or clothes YET, but out of all of his shoes his ultimate faves are the Jordan 5's."

Pretty sweet, Ethyn has about 30 pairs of shoes…. and he's 4 1/2 and still growing… I wonder how many shoes he'll have when he's 18?

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