There is a serious dose of Tom Wolfe in today’s Thursday Styles. Mr. David Colman weighs in on the ultimate summer shoe, the white buck. My good buddy Mark McNairy’s collection even got some attention.
“And Mark McNairy, the creative director at J. Press, has just introduced a shoe line of his own, made in the shoemaking capital of Northampton in England. The first models, hitting stores this week, are white bucks and their more rockabilly cousins, saddle shoes.
â€œIt started because I had so much trouble finding a really good pair,â€ said Mr. McNairy, who grew up wearing white bucks in Greensboro, N.C. â€œTheyâ€™re a little more all-American than they are preppy. You can wear them really dressy with a suit, or you can wear them with jeans or shorts. They look great pristine and new, and they look good all beat to kingdom come â€” and the same goes for saddle shoes.â€ Plus, he said, â€œit takes a little cockiness to wear them.â€
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