$490,
at Need Supply Co.

Navy Suede Blucher

If there were a definitive spring shoe this season, it'd have to be the navy suede blucher. For a while broguing was having its moment, and while it's not out of style, the plain silhouette of a blucher is great for guys who prefer clean lines and absolutely no nonsense. This pair here, made by Alden for the fine folks at Need Supply Co., is as well-made and versatile as they come. Unlined for maximum comfort, they're crafted with a Goodyear-welt and a water lock outsole—you can spend spring and summer breaking it in, and get them resoled when you finally wear down the bottoms. The result is a shoe that's not only the most comfortable pair of lace-ups you'll put on your feet—they're the kind of shoes you'll start finding excuses to wear. Good thing these go with jeans, chinos and suits in shades like khaki cotton and charcoal grey wool. Talk about getting more bang for your bucks.

 

Affordable Alternative

J.Crew's new Kenton Buck features details like a Goodyear-welt and a warm-weather appropriate red-brick sole.

$198, at J.Crew

 

Published on

April 12, 2013
 

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