Jack Erwin Driving Mocs: Outstanding Shoes, Bargain Price

Jack Erwin has made a name for itself as a Warby Parker-ish online brand built around classic styles, a fair price, and strong personality brand-building. The designs are classic, but updated for modern city-dwelling customers who want some infusion of contemporary styling as well as eye-catching practicality. With their new Parker Driving Loafer, Jack Erwin … [Read more…]

Everyone Needs Some (Blue) Suede Shoes

Men’s footwear is on a bit of a tear right now. After a lifetime of limited choices when it comes to dressing one’s feet, current fashion and lifestyle trends – from athleisure to vintage/retro, urban to small batch specialty – are giving guys new options for expressing personality and meeting practical footwear needs. Our favorite … [Read more…]

9 Options for Summer Shoes

One of the great joys of dressing for warm weather is the option of finally freeing your feet from heavy socks, boots, and other cold weather foot gear. As spring slowly morphs into summer, OTC offers up a few ideas to lighten up and air out in comfort and with style. We have pulled together … [Read more…]

Boots from Swift & Co.

British footwear brand Swift & Co. has been making shoes and boots since 1934. Instead of focusing on the past and highlighting only the classics of British shoemaking, Swift went in a new direction with their new collection of boots. An independent maker of handmade footwear, Swift & Co. is based in East Lancashire, England. … [Read more…]

Those Handy Boots You Always Wanted

Australia is home to a lot of cool stuff – Uluru (Ayers Rock), kangaroos, Paul Hogan, Driza-Bone, Men at Work. Another name to add to this list should be boot maker Blundstone. Founded in 1870 and based in Tasmania, Blundstone makes incredibly durable boots that are also remarkably comfortable. We have been testing a pair … [Read more…]

OTC Recommends: The George Boot from Cobbler Union

We recently introduced OTC readers to Cobbler Union, a new footwear brand that creates bespoke quality shoes at perfectly attainable prices. The company was founded by luxury footwear industry veterans who know what goes into shoes costing thousands of dollars. Using their powers for good, these fellows set about the goal of allowing any stylish … [Read more…]

Paul Stuart Made to Order Footwear – The Fitting

“It all begins with the fit.” Peter Agati, Paul Stuart’s shoe buyer, is a shoe guy through and through. He knows shoes and he knows that what matters most is fit. If the fit is off, nothing else matters. If the fit is right, everything else falls into place. His first trip to a shoe … [Read more…]